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Lawrence D. Reichelt

Lawrence D. Reichelt, 91, of Cedar Springs, went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 9, 2012 at Spectrum Health – Blodgett Campus. Mr. Reichelt was born January 4, 1921, in Cedar Springs, MI, the son of Daniel and Sylvia (Piper) Reichelt. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in Italy and North Africa. He was a carpenter at Sparta Foundry where he retired after 30 years and was a farmer all of his life.  He enjoyed his woodshop, making many things for others; loved music, and played with his brother at the area nursing homes; and enjoyed gardening, giving away much of the vegetables. He was an active member of South Ensley United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday School for over 40 years. Surviving are his children, Aaron Reichelt of Cedar Springs; Joann & Kevin Parker of Sand Lake; Rita Chambers & John Huffman of Cedar Springs; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brother, Gordon & Ilene Reichelt. He was preceded in death by his wife, Violet in 2001; son-in-law, Gary Chambers; brother, Durward; sisters, Marjorie, Lena and Marie. The family received friends Monday from 2-4 and 6-8pm at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. The service was held on Tuesday at 1:00 pm at South Ensley United Methodist Church. Pastors Darryl Miller and Duwayne Reichelt officiating. Interment Solon Township Cemetery. Memorials to Hospice of Michigan or South Ensley United Methodist Church. The family would like to thank the staff of Holland Home and Blodgett Hospital Critical Care for their great care. Arrangements by Bliss Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs


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