Dorothy Irene Reicherts

dorothy reicherts
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.

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  1. In deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother, Dorothy Our prayers go to all of you. You all have endured so much loss in such a short time, and our hearts ache for you at this time. She was a wonderful friend, and mentor. She is missed from all the shuffle family in Alamo, Texas, and all of the people who knew her. Her smile and sweet laugh will always be remembered. She is in our hearts forever. Lana & Herb

  2. Always remembered going to Uncle Ray’s and Aunt Dorothy’s house, and Dorothy always had her chocolate chip cookies in the freezer…delicious.Wonderful lady! RIP Aunt Dorothy

  3. Dorothy was my aunt. What a classy lady. She always dressed and kept herself up. When they farmed yet, she could come out of the field looking ready to go to a party. Dorothy would go out of her way to have a conversation with you. When at family reunions she always took the time to acknowledge the neices and nephwes.
    Dorothy could take a rag and make it into a Cinderella dress! She was an AMAZING seamstress. Such a talented lady.
    Dorothy… I hope there is a golf course up there…I know you loved to golf! RIP Aunt Dorothy!

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  5. I will miss visiting with Dorothy at the library. She was always upbeat and friendly. She was interested in many things and not afraid to embrace new technology.

  6. I’m so sorry for your loss.I loved working with Dorothy when she volunteered at the Treasure Chest. My sympathy to you all.

  7. Our deepest condolences are with you in your time of grief. May you continue to find comfort in the memories that you all shared together and get comfort from knowing one day Sickness will be no more and Death will be a thing of the past. In times of grief such as these, We find it comforting to meditate on the words found in the Bible at Job 14:14, 15. Job expressed his faith that God would bring him back to life if he should fall asleep in death as he said: All the days of my compulsory service I shall wait, until my relief comes. You will call, and I myself shall answer you.” The scriptures indicate that it is possible to be reunite with your loved one in the near future, right here on earth under peaceful, righteous conditions. Psalms 37:10, 11 offers us this promise. Our sincere condolences to your entire family.

  8. Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. Our prayers are with your family as you go through this time together.

  9. Prayers go out to Dorothy’s family. So many wonderful memories of Uncle Ray & Aunt Dorothy to cherish.
    Ken & Diane Bill

  10. so sorry for your loss hard to see the folks passing on that I knew as a teen in rural Iowa greetings to John and Mike

  11. We express our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your Mom and Grandma. Dorothy was a wonderful person and will be missed greatly. Cherish the memories of her. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
    Roger and Laurie Tiemessen

  12. What a wonderful gift I was given to know Dorothy Reicherts. She always impressed me with her kindness and zest for life! (OK, her kindness did not extend to cards.) Please accept my condolences on the loss of a remarkable woman. She will be missed.

  13. You have our deepest sympathies on the death of your mom and grandmother.Know that our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.

  14. My Aunt Dorothy, I have a bucket full of memories of you when we would make the trek from Calif. for a visit way back when. And in these later years with your visits to Calif. to visit dad your brother Donald. Last was I believe with Rose as your side kick. Now you are with your family in Heaven and chatting with cards in hand. May God Bless You and I thank you for the great memories.

  15. My sincere condolences to the family of Dorothy. I always remember her smiling face – what a truly delightful lady. Memories of her and Ray take me back to walkin thru the fields rock pickin. May she rest in peace. Karen & Family

  16. Our deepest sympathy for your loss. She was a very good lady,she will be miss . Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  17. Sorry for your loss. Dorothy was one of the best friends I have ever had and I will miss her terribly.

  18. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I am sure there is a card table set up for her with the cards already dealt. I had the pleasure of playing 500 with her. She was fun. Keep the memories alive! Godspeed!

  19. Laura and Family, You are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad & difficult time. May God grant you all peace and strength. God Bless, Deb

  20. May your memories of your mom give you strength now and the days ahead. God has welcomed another angel into his kingdom, may she rest in peace. I am so sorry we were unable to come to express our condolences.

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