Friday, September 18th, 2009
Eugene V. Reichard, 81, 322 Sprague St., Willshire, died at 10:35 a.m. Sept. 17, 2009, at Adams Memorial Hospital Emergency Room, Decatur, Ind.
He was born April 13, 1928, in Van Wert County to John Eugene and Anna Grauberger Reichard. On May 30, 1948, he married Betty Weinman, who survives.
Other survivors are three sons, Terry (Rebecca) Reichard, Van Wert, Thomas (Debra) Reichard, Fort Wayne, Ind., and Steve Reichard, Dublin; a daughter, Kathy (Gary) Pontsler, Willshire; two stepbrothers, Jim (Marlene) Habegger, Decatur, and Eldon (Carolyn) Habegger, Convoy; a half brother, Daniel Reichard, Rolla, Mo.; nine grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.
Deceased is an infant brother, Harold Reichard.
He was an insurance agent for Motorist Mutual Insurance Co., and a printer for the Van Wert Times Bulletin, Rockford Press and the Willshire Herald. A 1946 graduate of the former Willshire High School, he was a member of Willshire United Methodist Church.
Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, the Revs. Roger Ashley and Mark Rutledge officiating. Burial is at Willshire Cemetery.
Calling is 1-5 and 6-8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to Willshire-Wren EMS or Home Health Care Solutions of Van Wert.
Condolences can be left at www.zwickjahn.com.