Hedwig G. Riesgraf, 84

Hedwig G. Riesgraf, 84, of Jordan, died on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005, at the Lutheran Home in Belle Plaine.

Born in St. Benedict, rural New Prague, on March 24, 1921, she was the daughter of Joseph and Cecilia (Yackley) Deutsch. She was raised on he family farm and attended school in St. Benedict.

Hedwig married Erwin Riesgraf on May 6, 1941, at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church. Besides helping her husband on the farm, Hedwig loved to garden and play cards, especially poker. Her entire life revolved around her husband, Erwin, and their 17 children.

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