Marie Kathleen Costigan Riesenberg, fondly known by her family as Mena, of Cedar Rapids passed away surrounded by her family on Thursday January 16, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital. Funeral Mass: 10:00 AM on Monday at St. Matthew Catholic Church. Rev. Don Czapla will officiate. There will be a visitation on Sunday from 2 to 4:30 PM at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home with a vigil service starting at 4:30 PM.
Survivors include her husband Scott; a son Luke who is nine years old; parents Mike and Kate Costigan of Conover; one sister Jeannie (Heath) Bailey of Dallas, Texas, and two brothers Jack (Renee) Costigan of Ely and Joe Costigan of Cedar Rapids. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Marie was born on July 1, 1969 in Decorah the daughter of Mike and Kate (Reilly) Costigan, She was the oldest of four children and the founding member of the “Conover Cadets”.
Marie graduated in 1992 from Mt. Mercy College where she met the love of her life, Scott Riesenberg. Scott and Marie were married on May 30, 1992 in Ossian and made their home in Cedar Rapids. Marie was a member of St. Matthew Catholic Church, and was proud of her Irish heritage
In November of 2010 the Lord blessed Marie with her greatest gift, her son Luke. Marie will forever be remembered for her uncanny sense of humor and love for her family. Her memory will be cherished by all who knew and loved her.
A memorial fund has been established.