FEBRUARY 20, 1997

Robert P. Riebe, a counselor at Rogers Counseling Center at Clarkston, died Tuesday of complications from heart surgery. He was 53 and lived in Lewiston. He was born Sept. 29, 1943, at Ashland, Wis., to Floyd A. and Evelyn E. Trogan Riebe. He lived there until 1951, when the family moved to Lewiston. He graduated from Lewiston High School in 1961.

After graduation, he attended the University of Idaho in Moscow for one year and Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston for a year. In 1964 he entered the U.S. Air Force, spending most of his enlistment at Anchorage, Alaska. He was honorably discharged in 1968 as a sergeant.

Riebe returned to Lewiston and was a ticket agent for Greyhound Bus Co. for two years. For a number of years, he was the custodian at the Lewiston Eagles Lodge. Several years ago he began working for Asotin County Mental Health, which became Rogers Counseling Center.

He married Lei Lani Michaels in 1976 at Tacoma. They later divorced. Riebe enjoyed dogs, music, and spending time with his family. He also enjoyed sports, especially Washington State University football and basketball and Atlanta Braves baseball. He was a member of both Lewiston and Clarkston Eagles lodges, Clarkston Moose Lodge, Lewiston VFW Post 10043 and Trinity Lutheran Church at Lewiston.

He is survived by his father, Floyd Riebe of Lewiston; one brother, Gary Riebe of Lewiston; one sister, Gail Sumerfelt of Marshall, Minn., three stepdaughters, Melinda Michaels of Asotin, Robin Wirick of Spokane, and Diane Kirkpatrick of Dallas; and three stepgrandchildren.

Visitation will be 1 to 6 p.m. Friday at Mountain View Funeral Home at Lewiston. The service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Mountain View Funeral Home. The Rev. Charlene Rachuy of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lewiston will officiate. Burial at Normal Hill Cemetery in Lewiston will follow. Memorials may be made to Rogers Counseling Center, 900 Seventh St., Clarkston 99403.