Robert Reichel

Robert Reichel, 78, a resident of Spooner, Wis., died Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth, Minn.

Robert Charles Reichel was born June 11, 1933 in Bethel, Minn. to Walter and Violet (Lindell) Reichel. On April 25, 1953 he was united in marriage to Beverly who died on April 10, 1995. Bob owned and operated a Dairy Farm in the Viola Lake area and served in the U.S. Army in France. He was an avid bowler, enjoyed gardening and watching sports, particularly the Twins, Brewers and Vikings and enjoyed pie.

Robert is survived by his children, Marcia (Bill) Lamphere of Siren, Jim (Tammela) Reichel of Redmond, Wash., Linae Elieff of West Des Moines, Iowa and Becky Reichel of Kirkland, Wash.; grandchildren, Amy (Darren) Post, Chris (Ashley) Lamphere, Alison (Sam) Foos, Tony (Daphyne) Lamphere, Alicia (Matt) Runke, Daniel, Daniel Elieff, Josette Elieff, and Brent Elieff; great grandchildren, Sheraya, Taylor, Cassie, Aubrey, Madison, Logan and Ellie; siblings, Dorothy Norman of Isanti, Minn., Lucille King of Minneapolis, and Wilbur (Lorraine) Reichel of Isanti, Minn.; special friend, Gladys Leonard of Spooner, Wis. and brother-in-law, Roger (Sandy) Erickson of St. Croix Falls, Wis. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Eleanor Lindquist and brother, Bernard Wallace.

Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2012 at the Full Gospel Church in Shell Lake, Wis. with Pastor Virgil Amundson and Regan Meyers officiating. Special music by Judy Chupp, pianist and Sheri Sheehan, soloist. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday in the Viola Lake Cemetery west of Spooner on Hwy. 70. Dahl Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.