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Orval L. Reichert

     Orval L. Reichert, 90, of Hensel, ND passed away Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at his home, surrounded by his loving children. A private funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, rural St. Thomas, ND. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, A webcast of the service will be on the funeral home website on Wednesday afternoon.

     Orval Lavern Reichert was born September 26, 1930, in Grafton, ND to George and Louise (Hartje) Reichert.  He was one of fourteen children in that family.  He married Phyllis Jean Wells July 23, 1955 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, St. Thomas, ND.

     Orval was a lifelong farmer near Hensel, ND.  He took over the farm at the age of only 13 years old after his father had a heart attack.  Orval very much enjoyed farming, taking care of the farmyard and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. 

     Surviving Orval are his children: Ann (Neal) Martin, Grand Forks, ND, Karen (Robert) McLeod-Cataldi, West Fargo, ND, Terry (Teresa) Reichert, Hensel, ND, Kristy (Jon) Dornacker, Garrison, ND; grandchildren: Karl Martin, Hurst, TX, George Martin, Duluth, MN, Mitchell (Eden) McLeod, McClusky, ND, Kelsie (Eric) Laufenberg, West Fargo, ND, Alex Dornacker, Bismarck, ND; Cassie Dornacker, Fargo, ND, Erik (Casey) Zimmeht, Ottumwa, IA; great grandchildren: Parker, Anabelle and Olivia Martin, Hurst, TX, Wyatt and Josie McLeod, McClusky, ND, Addley and Camden Laufenberg, Fargo, ND, Rece, Elliott, and Sailor Zimmeht, Ottumwa, IA.

     Preceding him in death were his parents; wife Phyllis Reichert; siblings: Myrtle Ann Reichert, Emilie (Herman) Unke, Frederick (Laura) Reichert, Clara (Otto) Puppe, Ferdinand (Mildred) Reichert, Karl Adolf Reichert, George (Elvera) Reichert, Willard (Phyllis) Reichert, Mildred (William) Ault, Elmer Puppe, Lester Puppe, Arlene (Earl) Onstad, and Wallace (Ethel) Hartje; granddaughter: Amanda Joy McLeod and son in law: Allen McLeod.


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Karen and Family,
Sincere sympathies to you and your family on the loss Orval. He was such a nice man.

Lori Cameron

Lori Cameron Mar 17 2021 12:00 AM

I have been doing the family genealogy for 30+ years and we would like to include you in it.
Please email me.

Neal Martin (Ann's husband)

Neal Martin Mar 14 2021 12:00 AM

I wish to express my sincere sympathy to all of the family. I can remember your Dad as a boy. I was only about 6 maybe.My folks would go to the Reicherts on a Sunday. Then I would go with Bud & Mildred & Fred & Laura. I don't know how Grandma Reichert did it but she had a great big meal & the table was long & full of people.Any how losing your Dad & Mom is not an easy task. My Dad died when I was 10. Sympathies to all of you........Janny Cull

Janny Cull Mar 11 2021 12:00 AM

Orval's Family, Our deepest sympathy to all of you at this sad and difficult time. May you feel the strength, comfort and support coming from all who surround you. Don & Michelle Murray

Michelle Murray Mar 10 2021 12:00 AM