Russell Edwin Reichard
Russell Edwin Reichard, 84, of rural Rochester, passed away on Thursday, June 28, at IU Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, after battling Myelodysplastic Syndrome, unspecified/Myelofibrosis, since November 2016.
Russell was born February 16, 1934, in Aubbeenaubbee Township, Fulton County, to Paul Clinton and Marie (Bussard) Reichard. He resided on the family farms most of his life, lastly on the one that was divided off when new SR 17 was constructed in 1959-1960.
Russell was first married to Beverly B. Lamdkin on Aug. 20, 1954, in South Bend. They later divorced and she died Jan. 16, 1973. They had one daughter together.
Russell later married Mariea Ann Link on Sept. 3, 1960, in Pulaski County. She has been a resident of Miller’s Merry Manor, Culver, since Dec. 3, 2004. Together they had four children.
Russell was a dairy farmer in Aubbeenaubee Township and a truck driver. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Chapter 741 of Plymouth. He was also a former member of the Logansport Eagles 323, Winamac 2580, and Culver 3321: while there he served in various offices of the club. To many of the Logansport Eagle members, he was affectionately called and will be remembered simply as “Grand Dad”.
Until he took ill, he enjoyed going to hear the local bands, especially 350 South.
Russell is survived by his wife Mariea of Culver; their children: Paul Clinton Reichard II of rural Kewanna, Eddie Leroy of Logansport, Dawn Marie Wolfe of Kewanna, and Lori Lea [Kenneth] Swafford of rural Rochester; his daughter with Beverly: Denise Joy [Braden G.] Chandler of Rochester; grandchildren Kevin A., Ian M., Fayette F. and Shelby L. Swafford, Raymond J. and Jessie A. Wolfe, Jason L. and Jeremy R. Grube; as well as numerous great and great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by special friend of the family and caregiver Judith E. Burns.
There will be a private family viewing with graveside services at the IOOF Cemetery, Leiters Ford, at a later date.
The Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is caring for the family.
(Pulaski County Journal — July 11, 2018)