Herbert “Herb” Riedlinger, 78, of Paul, passed into his eternal home Tuesday morning after a short battle with cancer. Herb was born in Minidoka County and was the eighth child to John and Emma Riedlinger. Herb figured out quickly how to hold his ground while growing up with only one brother and seven sisters. He was a fun-loving guy that enjoyed telling and playing jokes; and when he laughed his entire body shook up and down. He married Irene Hoff in 1959 and together they had three daughters, Cindy, Patty, and Michelle. He worked many years for Kloepfer’s driving gravel truck. He retired once from this company, but then returned to work for them prior to his death.
He also drove and operated his own truck for many years driving cross country. He also hauled beets for multiple farmers in the area and for Trans Systems. He enjoyed gardening, spending time with his family, and visiting with friends He was a believer in our Lord Jesus Christ and was a member of Paul Baptist Church (recently changed to Hope Community Church in Paul, ID).
He is survived by his sisters Alvina Praegitzer, Kristina Jennings, Caroline Davis, two daughters, Patty (Poulton) Riedlinger and Michelle (Smith) Riedlinger both from Paul; eight grandchildren, Melissa Woodskow, Ryan Kenner, Amanda Bradley, Steven Hansen, Micaela Johnson , Alexandria Poulton, Kirsten Smith, and Emily Smith; and great-grandchildren, McKenzie, Braxton, Cheyenne, Jason, Lexus, Talon, and Brandon.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 40 years, Irene; his daughter, Cindy Asher; and his parents, John and Emma Riedlinger along with his sisters Lorena, Leona, Alma, Betty and his brother Otto.
A celebration of Herb’s life will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 15, 2018 at Hope Community Church Paul, Idaho. Viewing for family and friends will be held from 6-8:00 p.m. Sunday, January 14, 2018 at the Mortuary and for one hour prior to the service at the church. Services will conclude with burial in the Paul Cemetery under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.