Michael David Rieff
March 22, 1970 ~ August 26, 2020
Michael D. Rieff, 50, Sioux Falls, died Wednesday, August 26, 2020, unexpectedly at his home.
Visitation at 1PM, Service 1:30pm, Wednesday, September 2, 2020, at Heartland Funeral Home. To Zoom the service, go to… https://jworg.zoom/j/9582713528=bkRHbm9zU1pNTll1NWxKUWhOMWYzUT09 Meeting ID: 95828713528 Passcode: John1125 Join meeting in ZoomBurial will follow at Berg Cemetery, about 2:30pm, rural Sioux Falls. A live stream link will be available.
In lieu of flowers, a Memorial fund has been established in Michael’s honor to help with the cost of funeral arrangements and a fund for his children.
Michael David Rieff was born March 22, 1970, in Nuremberg, Germany, to James and Linda (Schwab) Rieff. Stateside, Michael spent much of his youth in Minnesota until his family moved to Sioux Falls, SD, where he graduated from O’Gorman High School in 1988. He continued onto Southeast Technical Institute to study horticulture, which became his dream career and ultimately owned his own business. Michael was passionate about his work to design custom landscapes and backyards for his customers. His dedication to hard work began as a young boy taking on his morning paper route and playing in the dirt with his Tonka Trucks. He also enjoyed fishing, camping and watching his sports teams (New Jersey Devils, Oakland Raiders, New York Yankees and Dale Earnhardt Jr team #88). Michael is remembered as a caring and giving person – always lending a helping hand and asking what he can do for others.
As the oldest child, Michael was often the rock of his family. In 1996, Michael married Jeanna Seubert and in this union had three children. He loved his family and children with all of his heart. Some of the lasting memories created with his children include: Stampede Hockey games, camping, firework shows, four-wheeling and trips to Kansas for NASCAR races. Michael adored his children, creating special moments such as deer hunting with his oldest daughter, Alexus, since the age of six. Michael’s love for his children was felt by anyone who knew him. He will be truly missed.
Michael is survived by his three children, Alexus, Andrew and Brielle Rieff, Sioux Falls; his parents, James and Linda (Schwab) Rieff, Sioux Falls; three siblings, Jennifer Rieff, Sioux Falls, Chris (Erin) Rieff, Hartford, and Katrina Rieff, Shoreview, MN; five nieces and nephews, Jasmyn, Dominic, Spencer, Gavin and Ava; five aunts and uncles, Barbara Schwab, Madison, WI, Joan (Don) Swenson, Sleepy Eye, MN, Pam Heser, Lake Hughes, CA, Lora (Bob) Woomer, Glenwood, WV, and Kristen Schwab, Grove City, MN; and numerous cousins.
Michael was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alfred and Florence Rieff, Joseph and Lorraine Schwab; and his uncle, David Schwab.