Edwin H. Reichelt, 80

Edwin H. Reichelt of Port Washington, formerly of Grafton, peacefully joined his deceased wife, Maryanne, on July 9, 2012. He was 80 years old.

Ed was born in St. Louis, Mo., on Oct. 18, 1931, the son of Edwin C. Reichelt and Marie Hoelter Reichelt. After high school, Ed proudly served his country during the Korean War in the United States Navy on the Aircraft Carrier USS Roosevelt. He was honorably discharged Oct. 27, 1954.

He married his sweetheart, Maryanne Hoffmann, on Nov. 12, 1955. Ed worked as a pressman and pressroom supervisor for Northwestern Printing Co., Jens Printing and Visual Systems. He was a member of St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church and the Rose-Harms American Legion Post.

Ed is survived by seven children, Todd (Cindy) Reichelt of O'Fallon, Ill., Eddie (Carol) Reichelt of Port Washington, Candace (Mark) Pape of Grafton, Christopher (Sue) Reichelt of Sheboygan Falls, Gregory Reichelt of Milwaukee, Julie (Jim) Flatley of Port Washington and Kim (Matt Lesch) of Milwaukee; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two more great grandchildren on the way. He is further survived by two brothers, Denny (Sandy) Reichelt of Minocqua and Daniel (Karen) Reichelt of Grafton; one sister, Jackie (Don) Torn of Menomonee Falls; nieces, nephews, other relatives and countless friends.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Maryanne, in 2009 and his brother, Don (Bea) Reichelt.

Ed loved his family. Nothing made him prouder than being with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was a committed friend ... always looking for ways to serve and assist. He will be sorely missed!

Visitation will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on July 13, 2012, at St. Francis Borgia North Catholic Church, 1375 Covered Bridge Road in Cedarburg. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 5 p.m. at the church with Father Ken Herian, S.J., presiding. Ed will be laid to rest with full military honors in St. Francis Borgia Parish Cemetery, Mequon.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be donated to the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight. This group is dedicated to using these donations to fly war veterans to Washington, D.C.

The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington, is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be left on www.eernissefuneralhome.com.