Dorothy Irene Reicherts
March 31, 1931 ~ March 11, 2013
Dorothy Irene Berry was born on March 31, 1931 to Kenneth and Genevieve (Neal) Berry in Indianola, IA. The family moved to rural Alta Vista when she was a teenager. Dorothy graduated from New Hampton High School in 1949. She was united in marriage on December 27, 1949 to Raymond Reicherts at St. Patrick’s Church in Jerico. The couple made their home on the family farm near Jerico. They retired to New Hampton in 1986. Raymond died in 1999. Dorothy married Richard Schwickerath on March 6, 2002. Dorothy enjoyed life to its fullest. Her most frequent activities were playing cards, golf, sewing, shuffle board, and volunteering. She was an active member of St. Joseph’s Church. Dorothy is survived by her children Rose Reicherts of Shawnee, KS, John (Deborah) Reicherts of New Hampton, Mike (Jamie) Reicherts of Greene, IA, Bob Reicherts of Cannon Falls, MN, Laura (Duane) Schwickerath of Alta Vista; step children Connie (Tom) Straw of New Hampton, Karla (Sam) Hilt of Rochester, MN and Karen Schwickerath of Des Moines, IA; nine grandchildren; three step grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four step great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents Kenneth and Genevieve Berry; her first husband Raymond Reicherts; second husband Richard Schwickerath; three brothers, Ken, Don and Dave Berry and one grandson Chad Reicherts. Cemetery: Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery with her grandchildren Jason Reicherts, Brian Reicherts, Jerry Reicherts, Cory Reicherts, Travis Schwickerath, Codey Fox, and Josh Reicherts serving as casket bearers. Visitation will be from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hamton with a scriptural wake service at 5:00 pm. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11:00 am on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Holy Family Parish, St. Joseph’s Center in New Hampton with Father Mark Osterhaus celebrating mass.