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December 3, 1937 – Saturday, May 6, 2017

Service Information
Salem Ev. Lutheran Church-Greenfield, MN
Friday, May 12th, 2017
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Thursday, May 11th, 2017
4-8 P.M.

William Emil “Bill” Reich, age 79, of St. Michael and formerly of Greenfield entered his eternal home on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

Bill was born on December 3, 1937 to Herman & Viola (Lange) Reich.

Bill was baptized on January 2, 1938 at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenwood. He was instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith on March 25, 1951 at Salem.

He graduated from Buffalo High School in 1955.

On September 1, 1956 Bill was joined in marriage to Audrey Kalk at Salem. God blessed their marriage with five children.

Bill retired from farming in 1968. He then worked for Control Data/Siemens as a computer systems engineer and retired in 2002.

Bill was a faithful, lifelong member of Salem Lutheran Church and served on many church boards during his lifetime. Bill was also a member of the first Board of Regents for West Lutheran High School and served as treasurer at West.

Bill loved to fish and play cards. He was an avid Vikings and Gopher football and basketball fan. Survived by his loving wife Audrey Reich; children Terry (LuAnn) Reich, Mike Reich, Doug (Lana) Reich, Dan (Leanne) Reich and Susie (Kevin) Guimont; thirteen grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren; a sister Darlene Dixon and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral service Friday, May 12th at 11:00 a.m. at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenfield.

Visitation AT THE CHRUCH on Thursday, May 11th 4-8 p.m. Further visitation Friday, May 12th one hour prior to the service.

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Jim & Margie Robeck

    Audrey & family. Our deepest sympathy. The strife is over & now may he rest in peace.

  2. Chuck Basham

    So sorry for your loss. Bill was a good friend and I enjoyed our Saturday morning breakfasts(from years ago). Since our retirements, we sort of lost contact, but we still exchanged Christmas Cards. I know that Bill loved fishing (ice and otherwise), hunting (he always seemed to have a hunting dog around) and the local sporting teams.
    Again, Bill will be missed.


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