Paige Alan Rieger

Paige Alan Rieger, age 47, formerly of Normal, IL went to be with The Lord July 9, 2011 at his home in Maryville, with his wife at his side and after an eight month illness. 

Paige was born April 18, 1964 to Keith and Bev Rieger and lived most of his life in Normal, IL.  He married Tricia Stansch May 13, 2000 and moved to Maryville, IL January 2007.  He is survived by his wife Tricia, father and mother Keith and Bev of Bloomington, IL brother and wife Kurt and Cindy, niece Jamie and nephew Joshua of O’Fallon, MO.  He was preceded in death by both maternal and paternal grandparents.

He was a graduate of Normal Community High School in 1982 and of Illinois State University in 1986 with a degree in Industrial Technology.  He was presently employed by United Health Group in St. Louis, MO.

Paige loved little children and left a legacy of helping them feel comfortable around someone in a wheelchair because he himself had been in a wheelchair for the past 10 years.  He authored a coloring book for that purpose.  He also was “dad” to several foster children and will be remembered for his great love for them.   He was active in the children’s ministry at his church home of First Baptist Church of Maryville, IL and looked forward to each Sunday when he could be a part of their spiritual growth.

Celebration Of Life services will be held July 23, 2011 at First Baptist Church of Maryville, IL at 10:00 am and a second service held July 30, 2011 at Eastview Christian Church in Normal, IL at 10:30 am. 

Memorials may be made to Little Wishes Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition c/o Barry Wilson Funeral Home.

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