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Ronald Louis Riat

Ronald Louis Riat Ronald L. Riat, age 77, passed away on Saturday October 20, 2018 at the Village Manor, Abilene, Kansas.

He was born on October 9, 1941 in Wamego, Kansas the son of Mark G. & Cecelia J. (Helget) Riat. Ron graduated from Flush High School in 1961. He served in the Army Reserves from 1963 to 1968 and was proud to serve his country. Ron worked for Kershaw Ready-Mix and Hamm Quarry / Woodbine as a truck driver. He volunteered at the Senior Center in Abilene and enjoyed his friendships there.

Ron enjoyed fishing, cutting wood, and being outdoors. He was well known for his mischievous ways and being somewhat ornery.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother: Randy Riat.

Survivors include his daughter: Paula; a brother: Michael Riat and wife, Priscilla of Edmond, OK; a sister: Linda Lake and husband, Dannie of Manhattan, KS, and three grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and other family members.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Flush, Kansas with Father Mike Peterson, Celebrant. Inurnment will follow in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday November 2, 2018 at the Yorgensen-Meloan Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas. Father Mike Peterson will lead a Rosary at 7:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Senior Center, Abilene or to Homecare & Hospice, Abilene in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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