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Donald "Donny" Riker

November 8, 1946 April 14, 2019
Donald  "Donny"  Riker
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Obituary for Donald "Donny" Riker

Donald ‘Donny’ Riker, age 72 of Hampton, Iowa and formerly of Boone, died April 14, 2019 at the Hampton Rehab Center in Hampton.

Following his wishes, Donny has been cremated and a Memorial Service will be Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at the Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall, with Rev. Mike Carlson officiating. Burial will be in the Squire Boone Cemetery, south of Boone.

Donald Stanton Riker, was born in Boone, Iowa on November 8, 1946, the son of John Stanton Riker and Ila Mae Klousia.

Donny graduated from Boone High School in 1965, where he was a member of the 1965 Boone High School State Champion Baseball team. He played short stop. Donny then attended Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville on a baseball scholarship.

Enlisting in the United States Navy, he served during the Vietnam War.

Following his time in the service, Donnie returned to Iowa Falls, Iowa and worked for the Farmland hog processing plant and also worked on the Iowa Falls Police Force. He later was employed for the Chicago Northwestern Railway, where he became disabled.

Donny was proud of his 1968 orange Volkswagen Beetle and he enjoyed hunting, playing men’s softball, bowling, and visiting Diamond Joe’s Casino in Northwood. He also enjoyed watching all sports on television and he was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. Donny played short stop for the 1962 Boone All Stars Babe Ruth team, which traveled to the National Ruth World Series in Bridgeton, New Jersey. The team was coached by Mo Kelley.

Donny married Jennifer Graham, and from this union, Scott and Jill were born. The couple later divorced. He married Jayne Stalzer, and from this union, Tyler and Brock were born. They later divorced.

He is preceded in death by his parents and two brother, Tom and Richard Riker. Donny is survived by children, Scott Riker of Manchester, Jill Riker of Cedar Rapids, Tyler Riker and wife, Erin, and Brock Riker all of Des Moines; a grandson,(Tyler’s son) Henry Riker and a grandchild soon to be born; two brothers, John Irvine Riker and Stephen Riker both of Boone.

Friends may call at the Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel on Tuesday, from noon until service time.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

Online condolences may be made at schroedermemorialchapel.com

The Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall, is in charge of the arrangements.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

23

Apr

12:00 PM 4/23/2019 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 4/23/2019 2:00:00 PM
Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel

1006 Sixth Street
Boone, IA 50036

The family will be present at this time.

Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel
1006 Sixth Street Boone 50036 IA
United States

Memorial Service

Tuesday

23

Apr

2:00 PM 4/23/2019 2:00:00 PM
Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel

1006 Sixth Street
Boone, IA 50036

Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel
1006 Sixth Street Boone 50036 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Squire Boone Cemetery Final Resting Place

South Airport Road
Rural Boone , IA 50036

South Airport Road Rural Boone 50036 IA
United States
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