age 86, of Herculaneum, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at his home. He was born July 25, 1932 in Crystal City, Missouri, the son of the late Ellen (nee Drury) and Elmer Reich.
He is survived by his wife Donna Jean (nee Erpenbach) Reich of Herculaneum; sons Robert (the late Kimberly Kay) Reich of Festus, Missouri, Tom (Dawn) Reich of Houston, Texas, David (Rose) Reich of Kennesaw, Georgia, Steve (Diana) Reich of Layton, Utah, and Mark (Steve) Reich of San Diego, California; daughters Ellen (Terry) Boyer of Crystal City, and Diane (the late Tye) Edwards of Festus; considered as children, foreign exchange students Wananan Phualek of New York, NY, and Luckpong "Bass" Jantara of Thailand; brother Jim Reich USAF, Ret. of Festus; sister Nancy (the late Bud) LeFlore of North Carolina; grandchildren Danielle (Jason) Brewer, Donica (Bob) Wagner, Dara (AJ) Riney, Bobby (Brandi) Reich, Adrienne (Ryan) Jacquot, David (Jessica) Reich, Anthony (Julianca) Reich, Thomas (Leigh) Reich, Ashley Reich, Allison (Mike) DeTardo, Rachel Reich, Aaron (Shalie) Reich, Krysten (Ryan) Freund, Brittni (Alej Perez) Boyer, Army Sgt. 1st Class Tye (Kristy) Edwards, Michael (Brandy Mogus) Edwards, and Brooke (John "Chris") Cage; great-grandchildren Alex Hampton, Ethan Hampton, Karlie Usery, Hadyn Wagner, Paige Wagner, Jase Berry, Parker Jacquot, Quinn Jacquot, Jensen Jacquot, twins Mason and Paisley Reich, Easton Reich, John Samuel Reich, and on the way Renlee Freund; and a great-greatgrandson Hunter Kerbler.
In addition to his parents he is proceeded in death by a daughter Denise (Donald survives of Festus) Nausley; and a grandson Ross Reich.
He was an Air Force Veteran; a retired chemical worker for Monsanto in St. Louis, Missouri; member of the former Assumption Catholic Church in Herculaneum and currently a member of Sacred Heart Church in Crystal City; American Legion #253 and their "Patriot Singers"; VFW #3777 where he was a Past Commander; and sang locally with numerous barbershop quartet groups.
Visitation from 3:00 P.M. until the time of funeral services at 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus, officiated by Deacon Jerry Stoverink of Sacred Heart Church. Interment in Rose Lawn Memorial Gardens in Crystal City at a later date.