John R. Reicherts
March 25, 1951 ~ November 20, 2013
John R. Reicherts, age 62, of New Hampton, IA passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at his home. John Raymond was born on March 25, 1951 to Raymond and Dorothy (Berry) Reicherts in New Hampton. He attended grade school in Alta Vista, IA and was a 1969 graduate of New Hampton High School. Upon graduating, John began his painting career working for Clarence Thorne. On January 23, 1971, John was united in marriage to Deborah Rosonke at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Hampton. The couple made their home in La Crescenta, CA from 1971-1973 when they returned to New Hampton. John continued his painting career and together with Deb raised their family. He also farmed from 1979-1983. John and his son, Jerry returned to farming in 2006. John enjoyed woodworking, fishing, playing cards and bean bags. But he especially enjoyed spending time with his seven granddaughters. John was a member of Holy Family Parish in New Hampton. He is survived by his wife, Deb; the family dog, Quincy; his children, Jason (Tori) Reicherts of New Hampton; Brian (Heather) Reicherts of Waverly, IA, Jerry (Courtney) Reicherts of New Hampton; his seven granddaughters, Emma, Chloe, Stella , Mabel, Kirsten, Keira, Kerrigan; his sisters, Rose Reicherts of Shawnee, KS and Laura (Duane) Schwickerath of Alta Vista and his brothers, Mike (Jamie) Reicherts of Greene, IA and Bob Reicherts of Cannon Falls, MN. John was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents and his son, Chad Reicherts.