Obituary of William Reich
William “Bill” E. Reich, age 84, of Tomahawk passed away unexpectedly on October 28, 2019 at his home.
Bill was born on August 28, 1935 to William C. & Genevieve (Gahan) Reich. He was married to Catherine “Kitty” Dirkx on October 27, 1956 in Harrison; together they had seven children. Bill was in the National Guard for 8 years. He worked as a maintenance man for many years at Sacred Heart St. Mary’s Hospital. Bill loved gardening and watching the Brewers and Packers. He also enjoyed woodworking, trout fishing and playing cribbage. Most of all, Bill enjoyed family gatherings and time spent with his grandchildren. Bill also volunteered with the food pantry. He was a faithful member of St. Mary Catholic Church.
Bill is survived by his wife – Catherine; his children – Michael (Carol ) Reich of Wausau, Mary (Lonn) Clements of Tomahawk, Bev “Beats” (Michael) Wyka of Bloomington, MN, Dee (Pat) Gillette of Tomahawk, Dave (Tracey) Reich of Grafton and Kathy (Ron) Duff of Rosemont, MN; and his siblings – Frank (Diane) Reich, Rita Kimball, Mary Lou (Gene) Seipp and Tom (Nancy) Reich. Bill is further survived by 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, son – Ken “Punchy” Reich, sister – Irene Copisky and granddaughter – Beth Fischer.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Bill Reich will take place at 12:00 Noon on Friday, November 1, 2019 at St. Mary Catholic Church. Fr. Louis Maram Reddy will officiate. Visitation will take place at the church from 10:30AM until the time of Mass at 12:00 Noon.
Krueger Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. You may view the full obituary and leave online condolences at www.kruegerfamilyfuneral.com