Roger R Reichling

June 11, 1948October 22, 2013
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Roger R. Reichling, 65, born June 11,1948 in Belleville, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at his residence in Freeburg, Illinois

Roger was a retired pipefitter and belonged to the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 101. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, He loved his family and grandchildren. He was a past post vice commander with the American Legion Post 1255, Stookey, Illinois. He sat on the Executive Board for the Local 101. Roger served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and the Marble Mountain offensive, receiving 2 Bronze Stars.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Cletus and Elizabeth, nee Carter, Reichling. Surviving are his loving and devoted wife of 43 years, Patricia, A., nee Johnson, Reichling, who he married on May 29, 1970 in Belleville, Illinois; children, Darryl (Gail) Reichling, James Reichling, Stacy (Steven) Kritzmire, Robyn Reichling and Bryan Reichling; grand children, Sidney, Sierra, Skylar and Samuel Kritzmire; sisters, Murle (Pete) Pedersen and Lynne Kuykendall, also, survived by other relatives family and friends. Memorials in Roger’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.

Visitation: friends may call on Sunday, October 27, 2013 from 4:00 pm – 8:00pm at the Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home. A private service will be held on Monday, October 28, 2013 with Interment in Valhalla Gardens of Memory.

Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois


  • Visitation Sunday, October 27, 2013

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Roger Munie

October 31, 2013

Dear Pat and Family...We are so sorry to hear of Roger's passing...He was a wonderful person and our deepest sympathy to all of you. The Local 101 has lost a wonderful person, with a heart of gold and love for his family and friends.....our deepest condolences, Mary and Roger (Munie), David and Mark Munie...

Skip Rathke

October 28, 2013

My sincerest sympathies to Roger's family. We worked many jobs together.

Jim Ogle

October 27, 2013

Pat. I can't believe I'm reading this. I've known Roger since we were 4. I'm so sorry for your loss. A fine man. A fine friend.

American Heart Association

October 27, 2013

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

Jack and Mary Drummond

October 26, 2013

What a guy, what a friend. Our sorrow runs deep. He was the best and will be greatly missed

October 26, 2013

Pat & Family,
Sorry to hear about Roger. He was a wonderful person. My sympathy to you and your family.

Tom Kruse

Virgil Oeltjen

October 26, 2013

I am sure Roger will be sadly missed. Working with him from the time we were apprentices on many jobs and over the years we worked together many times. We have lost a good friend,God bless him and his family.

bari bruehl

October 26, 2013

Lynne, Pat and family, Death leaves us with a heartache no one can heal, LOVE leaves us with the memories that no one can steal!

October 25, 2013

Alice and I have you in our thoughts and prayers.

Paul Frazier

Vivian Cook

October 25, 2013

My deepest sympathies on your loss. Take comfort in the memories and the life well lived.