Irene Reichert had her sights set on reaching 100 years young, but the good Lord called game over just shy of her reaching age 99. Irene passed away on Thursday May 31, 2018 at the Gardens of Celina. Irene was born July 8,1919 as the first daughter of the late Roman and Matilda (Brandewie) Kremer. Sisters Marty, Delores, Ruth and Ethel rounded out this family of beautiful, intelligent and independent women. Irene married the love of her life, Ray Reichert, on July 25, 1942 just a few months before Ray entered the Army to serve his four year tour of duty in the European Theater of World War II. Upon Ray’s return, Irene and Ray started their family which ultimately was comprised of daughter Jane (Scott) Flischel of, Springboro, Ohio, son Tom aka “Boomer” (Chris Steinke) Reichert of Chicago, Il, daughter Pat (Dennis) Serie of Urbana, Ohio and son Jerry (Laura Kremer) Reichert of Ft. Mitchell, KY. In addition to her four children, Irene was blessed with twelve grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren and counting. Irene lost her husband Ray on October 26, 1999 after 57 memorable years of marriage. Following Ray’s death, Irene enjoyed her remaining years bringing joy, happiness and encouragement to all with whom she came in contact. Irene partnered with Ray in the Reichert’s Pure Oil Company and retired after 30 years with the Mersman Brothers Tables Company in Celina. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina and very active with the Alter Rosary Sodality. She also enjoyed volunteering at the Mercer County Senior Citizens. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday 4, 2018 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Celina, with Fr. Vince Wirtner officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery in Celina. Friends may call from 2:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday June 3, 2018 and from 9:00a.m. to 10:00 a.m on Monday morning at Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina. Memorial contributions in Irene’s memory can be made to the Maria Stein Relic Chapel, 2291 St. John’s Road, Maria Stein, Ohio 45860. Condolences may be left at LehmanDzendzelFH.com.
Maria Stein Relic Chapel
2291 St. John's Rd., Maria Stein OH 45860