Russell “Russ” Stephen Reicher, 62, of Worthington, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, at home in Worthington.

Visitation was held from 2-8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville. The American Legion Post #137 performed a service at 7 p.m. Visitation continued from 9-10 a.m., Monday, prior to funeral services.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 at Saint Francis Xavier Basilica, Dyersville. Military honors were accorded immediately following Mass by American Legion Post #137. A private family burial at St. Paul Cemetery in Worthington will be at a later date. The Rev. Dennis Quint officiated.

Russ was born Aug. 16, 1957, in Dubuque, the son of Stephen and LuAnn (Wessels) Reicher. He married Julie Ostwinkle Oct. 27, 1979, in Worthington.

He especially loved his family, he was known as his granddaughter’s #1 fan. Russ loved riding his Harley, being outdoors, cutting firewood, and talking with people. He looked forward to his Saturdays with “The Guys.”

Survivors include his wife of 40 years; Julie, children: Nick (Tracey) Reicher, of Hopkinton, Joe Reicher, of Worthington, Janelle Reicher, of Dyersville; grandchildren: Leah and Ella Reicher; siblings: Rick Reicher, of West Dundee, Ill., Rod (Phyllis) Reicher, of Dyersville, George Reicher, of San Diego, Calif.; in-laws: Joan Ostwinkle, of Maquoketa, Dick (Carol) Ostwinkle, of Farley, John (Lynette) Ostwinkle, of Dyersville, Lois (Bill) Burger, of Worthington, Jim (Denise) Ostwinkle, of Worthington, Tony (Pam) Ostwinkle, of Edgewood, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and parents-in-law; siblings: Ruby and Rose Mary Reicher; in-laws: Dianne Reicher, Mark Ostwinkle, Clema Ostwinkle; a niece, Shakira Ostwinkle, and a great-nephew, Thomas Reicher.

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