Donald L. Reichard, of Stockton, passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at the Rooks County Health Center in Plainville at the age of 79. Donald was born in Stockton, Kansas April 9, 1939 to the late Edward and Esther “Francis” Reichard. The Stockton native was united in marriage to Charlene Gengler and to this union, Douglas, Steve, and David were born. Don and Charlene later divorced.
Don was a veteran of the United States Navy. During his time in the Navy he worked as an aircraft mechanic. Following his discharge from the Navy, Don worked in Eldorado, Kansas for the State Highway Department as their head mechanic. Don taught school as an auto mechanic teacher in Wyoming and Kansas and later In 1971 he built his auto body shop in Stockton, where he provided services to the Rooks County communities for over 45 years.
In his spare-time he enjoyed hunting and fishing and he occasionally attended the Assembly of God church.
Don is survived by his three sons; Douglas Reichard and wife Shari of Woodston, Steve Reichard and wife Dianne of Marion, and David Reichard and wife Jenny of Stockton; 7 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.Don is preceded in death by his parents, Edward Reichard and Esther Ruth (Francis) Luckey; and brother William “Bill” Reichard.
Graveside service will be held Thursday, November 8, 2018 at the Stockton Cemetery at 11:00 AM. Memorials are suggested to the VFW Post #8873 and may be sent in care of Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, 723 N. 1st, Stockton, KS 67669.