Dennis “Tony” Riley age 81, of Lamberton, MN died on April 25, 2021, at New Ulm Medical Center.

Visitation will be on Friday, April 30, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Sturm Funeral Home in Lamberton and will continue on Saturday from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Lamberton, MN.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Saturday at 1:00 pm.

The clergy will be Father Garrett Ahlers. Interment will be at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery, Lamberton, MN.

Arrangements are with the Sturm Funeral Home in Springfield, MN. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Dennis “Tony” Riley was born on a farm near Redwood Falls, MN on August 22, 1939 to Sylvester and Ella (Peterson) Riley. The family later moved to rural Wanda where Dennis attended school. On February 13, 1960, Dennis was united in marriage to Rita (Roiger) at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Sanborn. Together they had 4 daughters – Jodi, Judy, Jeanna, and Jackie. The couple farmed near Wanda for 15 years and then moved to Lamberton in 1976. Dennis then worked for Parker and Sons Tiling for 30 years before retiring. He then started Tony’s Construction and spent another 15 years doing what he loved, digging in the dirt. His hobby was collecting old things, mostly old tractors, especially Allis Chalmers. His pride and joy was his D-21. Dennis enjoyed spending time with his 13 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

He is survived by his daughters – Jodi (Dean) Kronbach of Lamberton, Judy (Steve) Churchill of Revere, Jeanna (Jim) Olson of Lamberton, and Jackie (Arden) Imker of Lamberton; 13 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren; siblings – Monica of Corpus Christi, TX, Sylvester (Kathleen) Riley of Lamberton, Audrey (James) Fuchs of Pine Island, Giles J. (Linda) Riley of Lamberton, Edward (Kathleen) Riley of Minneapolis, Bernard (Marianne) Riley of Pine Island, and Marian (Dan) Arnoldi of Northfield. Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, wife Rita, grandsons – Brent and Bryant Kronbach and James Robert Olson, and granddaughter Teresa Imker.