Fr. William (Bill) Riegel, CSB, entered eternal life on Aug. 23, 2021 at the age of 78.
Fr. Riegel was born on June 3, 1943. He was ordained a priest on June 3, 1973. Fr. Riegel was a native of Detroit but spent most of his Basilian life ministering in Ontario. He moved to live with the Basilian Fathers of Novi and ministered at Detroit Catholic Central High School in 2014, where he assisted in campus ministry, occasionally taught a theology class, and served as a counselor for students.
Fr. Riegel also assisted at various parishes in the Archdiocese of Detroit, most regularly at St. Joseph Parish in South Lyon.
Fr. Riegel is predeceased by his parents, Alden and Laura (Ouellette) Riegel, and his sister, Carol Ann Wood. He is survived by his two sisters, Sr. Alice Riegel, OP, and Mary Lou Zarem, as well as nephews and nieces.
Visitation took place at the Chapel of St. Basil, Catholic Central High School, 27225 Wixom Road, Novi, MI 48734 on Friday, August 27, with an evening vigil prayer service.
Visitation was also held at St. Joseph Parish, 830 S. Lafayette Street, South Lyon, MI 48178 on Saturday, Aug. 28, with a Mass of Christian Burial following.