Allen Clifford Riese


Allen Clifford Riese, age 89, of Oregon, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at Oregon Health and Rehab Center. He was born on Jan. 10, 1932, in Mount Pleasant Township, Monticello, Wis., the son of Clifford and Hulda (Beer) Riese.

Allen graduated from Monticello High School in 1949. He married Virginia Denton on Oct. 4, 1952, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Oregon. 

Allen farmed in the Oregon-Brooklyn area. He was active in local and state N.F.O., Oregon Rotary Club and was involved with the founding of Community National Bank and the Genesis Housing Project. Allen enjoyed dancing at Park Ponderosa, Edwards Park and New Glarus Hotel.

Allen is survived by his wife of 69 years, Virginia; sister, Mary Ann (Don) Lutz of Cottage Grove; daughters, Laurie (Russ) Bentley of Lewistown, Montana, and Lynnette (Steve) Palmer of Verona; daughter-in-law, Janeen Riese of New Glarus; grandchildren, Cole (Carrie) Bentley, Holly (Kerrol) Evins, Luke (Sarah) Bentley, Emmylyn (Sean) Kepler, Caleb (Ellen) Bentley, Brian (Kelsey Sambs) Palmer, April (Kirk) Moldenhauer, Tayler (Jan Lewis) Riese, Brent (Kristi) Riese and Heidi (Luke Volden) Riese; 19 great-grandchildren; three nieces and a nephew; and several cousins.

He was preceded in death byhis parents, Clifford and Hulda; and son, Mark Riese.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 625 E. Netherwood St., Oregon. Burial will be held at Storytown Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be gifted in Allen’s name to Oregon Health and Rehab Center, Heartland Hospice or a charity of your choice. 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Oregon Health and Rehab Center and Heartland Hospice for the loving care provided to Allen. Online condolences may be made at

Gunderson Oregon 

Funeral & Cremation Care

1150 Park Street

(608) 835-3515

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