Obituaries for September 19, 2002

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 19, 2002

Rayner Joseph Reichert, 84

Rayner Joseph Reichert, 84, of Blooming Prairie, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002, at Austin Medical Center, Austin.

He was born June 23, 1918, to Frank and Frances (Shoemaker) Reichert in Long Prairie.

Email newsletter signup

He attended schools in Long Prairie and St. Thomas University, before receiving his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the University of Minnesota in 1943.

On Feb. 27, 1960, he married Mildred T. Furman at St. Theodore's Catholic Church in Albert Lea.

A registered pharmacist for 36 years, Mr. Reichert retired on April 1, 1980, after owning and operating Reichert's Drug Store in Blooming Prairie from 1957 to 1980. Following his retirement, the couple loved to travel, spending their winters in Mesa, Ariz. Mildred died Aug. 7, 1999.

Mr. Reichert belonged to St. Columbanus Church.

Other interests included woodworking, fishing, golfing and playing pool.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; and sister, Sister Peggy Reichert.

Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, 2002, with a 7 p.m. prayer service at the funeral home.

Service: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, at St. Columbanus Church with Father Richard Dernek officiating.

Interment: St. Theodore's Catholic Cemetery, Albert Lea.

Funeral Home: Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home.

Memorials: To St. Columbanus Catholic Church or Prairie Manor Nursing Home, both of Blooming Prairie.