Saturday, June 19, 2004

Glen Rieman, 75, top-selling realty agent

By Nicole Hamilton
The Cincinnati Enquirer

COLERAIN TOWNSHIP - While working as a milk deliveryman, at age 28, Glen J. Rieman suffered a back injury that left his legs paralyzed.

It took him about a year, but after therapy and the use of leg braces, Mr. Rieman regained his ability to walk, and went on to become one of the city's top-selling real estate agents.

Mr. Rieman died Wednesday at Bethesda North Hospital in Montgomery of heart attack. The longtime Colerain Township resident was 75.

"He was a family man with character as solid as a handshake, and a heart that was always in the right place," said his daughter, Kathy Watterson of Hilton Head, S.C.

Raised in North College Hill, Mr. Rieman graduated from Roger Bacon High School in 1947.

He married his wife of 53 years, Elizabeth, in 1951. The next day he was called to serve in the Army during the Korean War.

Upon returning to Cincinnati, Mr. Rieman worked as a deliveryman, until he injured his back.

After working a desk job at the milk company, he decided to become a real estate agent, earning his license in 1961.

For 43 years, Mr. Rieman was a top-selling agent with several firms, , most recently, Hoeting Realtors.

"He took great pride in selling homes to families," said his son, Kevin Rieman of Colerain Township.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Dale Rieman.

In addition to his son, daughter and wife, survivors include another daughter, Karen Hasselbeck of Colerain Township; two sisters, Shirley Ruberg of Englewood, Fla., and Joan Shay of White Oak; two brothers, Jim Rieman of Colerain Township and Dick Rieman of Mount Airy; and nine grandchildren.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Sunday, at Hodapp Funeral Home, 6041 Hamilton Ave., College Hill.

Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Monday at St. John the Baptist Church, 5361 Dry Ridge Road, Colerain Township.


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