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Robert M. Riese

August 19, 1947 ~ November 16, 2022 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Robert M. Riese age 75 (”Bingo Bob” “2 Speed” or “Wheelie Bob”)  of Griffith, passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2022. He is survived by his wife of 50 years Nancy; children Jennifer (Larry) Atkins, Kevin (Kris) Riese, and Daniel Riese; grandchildren Austin, Noah, Faith, and Sam; his siblings John (Margaret) Riese, Jim (Linda) Riese, Michael (Patricia) Riese, Marcia (Arthur) Jones, Annette (David) Hall, Peter (Linda) Riese, and Eleanor (Steven) Stanley; and by numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Leonard and Amelia (Koleff) Riese, brothers Leonard and Edward, and by his granddaughter Francheska.

  Friends may meet with the family on Tuesday November 22nd from 10:00am until 12 Noon at White Funeral Home located at 921 W. Glen Park Ave (45th Ave) in Griffith.

 Funeral services will be held on Tuesday November 22, 2022 at 12 noon at White Funeral Home with Fr. Keith Virus officiating. Burial will follow at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Gary, IN.

  Robert was a man with a joyful and caring heart who loved spending time with his family and friends. He retired from Inland Steel after 32 years.  From when he was a teenager, he worked at Sauzer’s Kiddieland and Sauzer’s Waffle Shop until their closing. Robert was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Griffith where he was active in the Knights of Columbus, as well as the Western Days Festival volunteering at the table games. He volunteered with Toys for Tots every year.  His passion was racing as a racer, crew member, and spectator at US 41 and Rt 30 Drag Strips, as well as Illiana Motor Speedway. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Toys for Tots. For information, please call White Funeral Home at (219) 924-4100 or visit us at

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November 22, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
White Funeral Home
921 W. Glen Park Avenue
Griffith, Indiana 46319

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November 22, 2022

12:00 PM
White Funeral Home
921 W. Glen Park Avenue
Griffith, Indiana 46319

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Robert Riese

August 19, 1947-November 16, 2022

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