Representative Curtis Godfrey Riehm View All Years

Compiled Historical Information
Date of Death: 8/24/1998
Birth Place: Britt, Iowa
Birth County: Hancock
Party Affiliation: Republican
Assemblies Served:
House: 56 (1955) - 57 (1957)
Home County: Hancock
Curtis Godfrey Riehm
Hancock County


Mr. Speaker: Your committee, appointed to prepare a suitable resolution commemorating the life, character, and public service of the late Honorable Curtis G. Riehm begs to submit the following Memorial:

Curtis G. Riehm was born December 23, 1914, in Britt, Iowa. He was the son of Fred William and Jennie Liberty (Manuel) Riehm. He married Florine McDermott in 1943.

Mr. Riehm was educated in the public schools in Britt and Garner, Iowa. He obtained a B.A. at the University of Iowa College of Commerce and a J.D. at the College of Law. He concentrated on his law practice and buying and selling real estate. Mr. Riehm served four years with the army (C.E.) in European and Pacific theatres, World War II, and seven years active army reserve. He served as county attorney for four years, and town attorney for the towns of Garner and Kanawha. He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge, American Legion Gifford Olson Post #256, Garner V.F.W. Post, Hancock County Bar Association, Iowa Bar Association, Rotary Club, Garner Chamber of Commerce, Winnebago Council Boy Scouts of America, and the Za-Ga-Zig Shrine in Des Moines.

A Republican, Curtis G. Riehm was a member of the Fifty-sixth and Fifty-seventh General Assemblies.

Mr. Riehm died on August 24, 1998, at his home. Survivors include his wife, M. Florine Riehm of Garner; three children, Beverly Riehm of San Francisco, California, Charles Riehm of Richardson, Texas, and Carol Bertilson of Fithian, Illinois; a sister, Bernice Eisenman of Britt; grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Now Therefore, Be It Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Seventy-eighth General Assembly of Iowa, That in the passing of the Honorable Curtis G. Riehm, the State has lost an honored citizen and a faithful and useful public servant, and the House by this Resolution would express its appreciation of his service.

Be It Further Resolved, That a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the Journal of the House, and that the Chief Clerk be directed to forward an enrolled copy to the family of the deceased.