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Blaine "Butch" Riaski

August 9, 1943 ~ December 4, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Blaine "Butch" Riaski Obituary

Blaine E. “Butch” Riaski, age 80 of Riverton, IA passed away on Monday, December 4, 2023 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Blaine Eugene Riaski was born on August 9, 1943 in Council Bluffs, IA; the son of Robert and Elizabeth J. (Hayes) Riaski Sr.  He grew up in Council Bluffs, where he attended and graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School.

He entered the United States Army on September 20, 1960 and proudly served his country until his honorable discharge on September 19, 1963.

He was united in marriage to Linda Kay Morrison on November 18, 1989 in San Jose, CA.  Butch worked as a Security Guard when he lived in California and was a school bus driver in Council Bluffs. 

His favorite hobby was junking, especially old cars.  Butch loved taking care of his grandkids and keeping the pool clean for the kids to use.

Butch is survived by his wife Linda Riaski; children:  Debbie Willson (Jim), Dennis Riaski (Jewel), Linda Mees, Alfred Riaski, Christina Stockstill, Jessica Riaski-Kephart (Perry), Cassandra Cappucci and Kayla Riaski-Long (Curtis); brothers:  Robert Riaski Jr., Howard Miles,  Fred Miles, former wife and good friend Jutta Riaski, grandchildren Christine Willson, Mikey Willson, Shelly Mees (Sam), Timmy Riaski, Shane Riaski, Jeremy Riaski, Sierra Riaski, Christopher Riaski, Nick Riaski, Scott Collier, Kenny Riaski, Tiana Collier, Dustin Riaski, Codey Riaski, Randy Riaski, Alisa Butler (Zach), Kaylie Vandervort, Travis Vandervort, Giovanni Cappucci, Finley Long, 15 great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, family and friends, and his favorite of all, his baby dog, Charlotte Baby Blaine.

He was preceded in death by his son Travis Riaski; father Robert Riaski Sr.; mother Elizabeth Hayes; sisters:  Kay Hough and Phyllis Strange; brothers:  Chuck Frazier, Jim Miles and Davey Miles; grandsons:  Ryder Riaski and Nicholas Swanson; son in law Davey Swanson and mother in law Kitty Brose.

A Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 8, 2023 at the United Faith Church in Sidney, IA. Burial will follow at the Riverton Cemetery in Riverton, IA.

The family will greet friends from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. prior to the service.

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Open Visitation
December 8, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Sidney United Faith Church
1975 US Hwy 275
Sidney, Iowa 51652

Funeral Service
December 8, 2023

12:00 PM
Sidney United Faith Church
1975 US Hwy 275
Sidney, Iowa 51652


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