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Alvin Rudolph and Beatrice E. Roberts Rieske (Risky):  Alvin was born September 27, 1902, in Provo, Utah to Samuel and Babette Henriette Justine Schroeder Rieske.  Beatrice was born May 4, 1905, in Coffeyville, Kansas to Jacob C. and Zilla M. Roberts.  
They were married around 1922 and made their first home in Coffeyville, Kansas then moved to Utah sometime before 1942.  When he registered for the WWII draft in 1942 they were living in American Fork.  They had three children: Virgil, Goldie, and Ella. They lived in Highland (#21) with their son Virgil (q.v.) in the early 1950’s then moved to Caldwell, Idaho where they were divorced in 1953. 
Beatrice married Roy Ernest Tomblin on August 27, 1955, in Coconino, Arizona. 
Alvin died December 2, 1969, in Tooele, Utah and is buried in the Provo City Cemetery.  Beatrice died September 9, 1994, in Coffeyville, Kansas and is buried in the Robbins Cemetery in that city.

Virgil Everett and Loreen Rolfson Rieske:  Virgil was born May 4, 1923, in Coffeyville, Kansas to Alvin Rudolph and Beatrice Ellen Roberts Rieske (q.v.).  His family moved to Utah and he graduated from American Fork High School in 1943 - at twenty years of age.  On June 21 of that year he was called in the service and was discharged April 11, 1946.  He spent some of that time in Europe returning on April 3, 1946, from LeHavre, France aboard the ship “Lejeune”.
On October 10, 1947, he married Lanore P. Weaver in Tooele, Utah.  Apparently that didn’t work out as he married Loreen Rolfson on November 14, 1954 (sealed in the Salt Lake Temple January 12, 1959).  She was born May 1, 1931, in Raymond, Alberta, Canada to Bazel Phillips and Thelma Gordon Rolfson.  She came to the U.S. June 22, 1939.  They had eight children: Debra, Paul, Sheila, Janeen, Chistine, Bill, Daniel, and Carrie. 
They lived in Highland (#21) in the 1950’s and he farmed a large section of at least forty acres on the northeast corner of 6400 W. and 10400 N. which he later sold to Burke Heaton of Alpine.  He also worked at Filtrol in Salt Lake City and at the Utah State Development Center.  He died December 22, 2009, in American Fork.  Loreen died July 27, 2018, also in American Fork and they are buried in the American Fork City Cemetery.

Source: HIGHLAND HISTORY: A compilation by Charles T Greenland II for the Highland Historical Society

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