Thomas R. Reichelt
Thomas R. Reichelt, 69, Stevens Point, died Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at his home under the care of Ministry Hospice after a long battle with cancer.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, at the Shuda Funeral Chapel – Stevens Point. Visitation was prior to services at the chapel. Burial was in the Guardian Angel Cemetery. Memorials in lieu of flowers will be established at a later date.
He was born March 1, 1948, in St. Paul, Minn., the son of the late Wilbur and Frances (Stine) Reichelt. As a child, his family moved to Merrill, and he graduated from Merrill High School.
He entered the United States Army Feb. 26, 1968, in Milwaukee. He earned the National Defense Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Sharpshooter M-16, Marksmanship M-14, and Good Conduct Medal. He was honorably discharged Feb. 21, 1971.
After serving his country, Mr. Reichelt returned to Merrill and owned and operated his over-the-road trucking company. He later moved to Stevens Point and continued his trucking service, and then worked for Koch Asphalt before retiring from H.O. Wolding Company after 12 years of service in 2005.
He was married to Barbara M. Olski Feb. 14, 1992, in Stevens Point.
He enjoyed old cars, big trucks and “grilling out.”
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; two sons, Thomas M. (Jen) Reichelt, Marshall, and Troy Reichelt, Stevens Point; one daughter, Tera (Mike) O’Connor, Evansville; one stepdaughter, Erika Kizewski (Kevin Kisting), Plover; five grandchildren, Jackson, Elijah, Cloe, Keegan and Kelsey; one brother, Lee (Mary) Neubauer, Merrill; one sister, Sue Hodgson, River Falls; and one brother-in-law, Dan Biddick, Sun Prairie.
He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Harold Neubauer; and one sister, Barbara Biddick.
The family would like to thank Judy Brockman, primary caregiver of the VA, Dr. Adedayo Onitilo and his care team of Marshfield Clinic, Dr. Marco Dotti of Ascension and Michael Clements, Veterans Service Officer.
Online condolences may be offered at www.shudafuneral.com.