Jack B. Reihl

Jack B. Reihl, of Nashotah, formerly of West Bend, died on Easter Sunday, March 23, 2008, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Jan. 6,1930 the son of Herman and Nellie (nee Davidson) Reihl, and married Marie Ann Delagrave in La Crosse in 1953.

Jack was a labor leader and 58- year member of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America-local Union 1143.

He was also a member of Local 14 of the United Rubber Workers while working at the La Crosse Rubber Mills.

Jack was past president of Carpenters Local 1143 and a current member and past alderman and president of the city council of La Crosse.

He joined the staff of Wisconsin State AFL-CIO in 1969 and was elected secretary-treasurer in 1970, and was its legislative director.

Jack was appointed by President Jimmy Carter to represent labor on the National Advisory Council for Vocational Education from 1979-1982.

He was elected president of Wisconsin State AFL-CIO in 1986 and retired as president in 1994.

Survivors include his children, Mark (Julie Daggett), Mary Jambois, Bruce (Nancy), Claire Reihl, Janet (Richard) Quinlevan and Sara (Rick) Konecke; and a brother, Robert (Donna) Reihl.

Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 28, at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 120 Nashotah Road, Nashotah.

Friends may visit on Thursday at the Schmidt and Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services, 121 S. Cross St., Oconomowoc, from 4 until 7:30p.m., and at the church on Friday from 10 until 11 a.m.

In lieu flowers, memorials are suggested to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 1332 N. Halsted St. Suite 201 Chicago, IL. 60622.