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Rigel, Dick

Richard Gregory Rigel, beloved husband of Edythe Rigel of Fort Macleod, passed away in Lethbridge on June 15, 2002.
Dick was born in Fort Macleod on June 11, 1947. He took all of his schooling in Fort Macleod and graduated from high school in 1965. Dick then studied agricultural mechanics at SAIT in Calgary.
Four years after first meeting Edythe Munchrath, they met again and began dating. Dick and Edie were married on July 31, 1971 in Calgary.
After their marriage, Dick went to night school at SAIT and received his welding ticket. They returned to the family farm at Fort Macleod in 1974.
Dick enjoyed curling for a number of years. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. Dick was a 4-H supporter, especially when the girls were at home.
Dick also worked at the Auction Mart for a number of years. He had his own cattle up until last year when he sold his baby heifers. They were his pride and joy. Dick literally made pets out of them.
He then rented out his own land and did seasonal work on the reserve. Thus he got to run the big tractors he always dreamed of owning.
Dick is survived by his wife Edie; his two daughters, Shawna of Lethbridge and Paula (James) Charter of Calgary; his brother Stan (Sylvia) of Nanton and their daughter Erin of Calgary; his sister Gail (James) Sutherland and their children, all of Calgary; his mother-in-law Rose Munchrath of Calgary; one sister-in-law Marj Munchrath of Calgary and one brother-in-law Brian Munchrath and his children Scott and Kim, all of Calgary.
He is also survived by two uncles, Jim Lievers of Fort Macleod and Ed Lievers of Three Hills; and also by numerous cousins.
Dick was predeceased by his parents Joe and Annie Rigel; his father-in-law Sylan Munchrath and numerous aunts and uncles.
A graveside service was held at Union Cemetery, Fort Macleod on Wednesday, June 19, 2002, at 2 p.m. with Rev. Aldeen McKay officiating.

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