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Richard Reichert

June 19, 1937 — June 28, 2016

Richard H. Reichert, age 79, of Peotone, passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Riverside Miller Rehabilitation Center in Kankakee.

He was born on June 19, 1937 in Joliet, IL, the son of the late Elmer and Dorothy (Jarmuth) Reichert. He married Carole (Ely) Reichert on December 12, 1966. He was a US Army Veteran serving as a paratrooper. Rich was the former owner of Cliff and Tommy’s Bar in Monee and a former sales manager for several liquor and beer companies. He most recently worked as a bailiff for the Will County Court retiring in January, 2015. He was a member of St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Peotone American Legion Post 392, Lifetime member of the Frankfort, IL Veterans of Foreign War, and the Bradley Moose Lodge. He served for 20 years as a trustee on the Peotone Village Board from 1995 to 2015.

Rich is survived by his wife, Carole (Ely) Reichert of Peotone; three children David (Kathy) Meyer of New Lenox, Ardythe (Michael) Duell of Scottsdale, AZ, and Julie (Joe) Pilbeam of Peotone; eleven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; one brother, Elmer “Sonny” (the late Nancy) Reichert of Las Vegas, NV; four sisters, Linda (Sonny) Bartolini of Indiana, Nita (Norm) Gravely of Florida, Carol (the late Chuck) Hasse of Beecher, and Patty (Lloyd) Schoenbeck of Monee; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Alan J. Meyer (8-7-2013)

Visitation will be held at the Fedde-Helfrich-Cross Funeral Home on Friday, July 1 from 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. A funeral mass will be held at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church on Saturday, July 2 at 10:30 a.m., Father Dan Hoehn and Father Roger Kutzner officiating. Burial and military honors will take place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL. Memorials to the family’s wishes would be appreciated.


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