FORT RIPLEY - Bernard D. "Bun" Reichert, age 83, lifetime Fort Ripley resident, died Friday, May 30, 2008, in Onamia. He was born in Fort Ripley, Minn., March 14, 1925, to John and Mattie (Schamp) Reichert. Bun farmed and lived until recently on the family homestead and had owned and operated Reichert Transfer/North American for over 40 years. He was a lifelong member of St. Mathias Catholic Church. He served in the U.S. Marines during World War II. His memberships included the VFW, American Legion and the Moose Lodge.
Survivors include his son John "Randy" (Marlena) Reichert of Erie, N.D.; daughter Wendy Maile of Brainerd; six grandchildren, David Maile, Amanda (Phillip) Boyd, Angie Maile, Chris Reichert, Rick (Amy) Maile and Michelle Maile; three great grandchildren, Jay Lee Boyd, Max Boyd and Alissa Maile; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife Sylvia in 1987, his wife Florence Harrington in 2007 and his siblings, Elmer, Lois, Helen and Marie.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2008, at St. Mathias Catholic Church in St. Mathias Township. Burial will be in St. Mathias Cemetery with Military Honors provided by American Legion Post No. 255 Color Guard. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd and the hour before services Wednesday at the church.
Arrangements by Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd.
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