Bernard A. Reichart, 89, of rural New Berlin, died at 2:55 pm, Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at Concordia Village. He was born March 2, 1923 in New Berlin, IL to John and Maude Hatcher Reichart. He married Marilyn Erickson on December 14, 1947 and she preceded him in death on February 24, 2012. His parents; a daughter, Vicki Beck, and two brothers, James and Charles Reichart also preceded him in death.
Surviving are a son, Alan Reichart of Springfield; seven sisters, Betty Belitz of Tulsa, OK, Jean Staab and Mary Bilyeu, both of Springfield, Florence Gabriel of Gainesville, FL, Janet (Willard) Swartzendruber of Middlebury, IN, Dlma (JB) Neal of Tulsa, OK, and Nancy Reichart of Peoria, AZ; two brothers, Robert of Springfield and Richard of Clearwater, FL, four grandchildren; three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Reichart was a lifetime area farmer in New Berlin. He was a World War II Air Force Veteran serving from February 1943 until October 1945 as an armorer with a heavy bomber group, based in England.
Graveside Service: 1 pm, Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at Woodwreath Cemetery with Willard Swartzendruber officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Island Grove United Methodist Church, 16128 Old Jacksonville Road New Berlin, IL 62670.
Private Family Services will be held