Leonard A. Reichert

  • Born: July 14, 1931
  • Died: December 29, 2018
  • Location: Battle Creek, Michigan

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care

105 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Tel. (269) 962-5527

Tribute & Message From The Family

Leonard A. Reichert, 87, of Battle Creek, died December 29, 2018 at Rose Arbor Hospice Residence. Leonard was born July 14, 1931 in Akron, OH to Earl and Opal (Metcalf) Reichert. He graduated from Battle Creek Central High School and went on to serve his country honorably in the United States Navy. He worked as a steel construction worker for many years and belonged to the Local #340.

Leonard loved animals, raising birds, fish, dogs and cats throughout his life. He had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. He also enjoyed art, especially drawing, and was a huge movie and musical buff. Leonard was a 60 plus year member at the Battle Creek Seventh-day Adventist Tabernacle.

Leonard married the former Doris Cook on June 24, 1956, who survives. He is also survived by their three children, Bruce (Hilda) Reichert, Gale (George) Milovanov and Janelle (Stephen) Helner; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Reichert.

Friends will be received Wednesday, January 2, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Funeral services to celebrate Leonard's life will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the Battle Creek Seventh-day Adventist Tabernacle. Interment with full military honors will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Those wishing to make memorial donations are asked to consider the Hospice of SW Michigan. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Janelle and all the family....Im so very sorry to hear this as I just learned today of Leonards passing....If I had known I surely would've been there at the visitation to have given you my support at this very hard time for you all.....I will never forget how great of a man you were Leonard and how you gave me one of your beautiful parakeets named "Joey"! I will always remember how you loved taping all your movies to!!!! Im a big movie buff also!! May you Rest In Peace Leonard and for you Janelle, you will see Dad again one day sweetie....Big Hugs to You and all the family....Love, Ricky Zanetti

Posted by Ricky Zanetti - Battle Creek, MI - Friend   January 03, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. May your memories comfort you and bring you peace.

Love from all at SRP.

Posted by FIONNUALA MACLEAN - STONEY CREEK - Family Friend   January 03, 2019