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Barbara J. Reichert

December 3, 1937 ~ November 28, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Barbara Reichert Obituary

Barbara J. Reichert, 85, of Van Wert passed away Tuesday morning, November 28, 2023, at The Gardens of Paulding.

She was born on December 3, 1937, in Convoy, Ohio the daughter of the late Herbert Wilhelm Oechsle and Esther Marie (Gribler) Oechsle. On September 23, 1966, she married Christopher H. Reichert, Sr. who preceded her in death on June 3, 2017.

Family survivors include her children, Mike (Tracey) Reichert; step-children, Stacy (Brett) Strick, Brenda Bidlack and Chris H. Reichert, Jr. all of Van Wert; a daughter-in-law, Cathy Reichert of Van Wert; nine grandchildren, Josh, Sarah, Karrie, Kelly, Jake, Derek, Luke, Casey and Zach; many great-grandchildren; two sisters, Linda Henkle of Rockford and Sondra Clayton of New Haven, IN.

She was preceded in death by a son, Randy Reichert, one sister, Erma Wallis and two brothers, Marlin J. Oechsle and Lowell D. Oechsle.

Barbara was a member of St. Paul’s Church, Harrison Township and a graduate of Convoy-Union High School. She had worked for the Koch Law Office for 44 years as their secretary and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

A memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Drake officiating. Calling hours are 4:00- 7:00 p.m., on Monday. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ohio City.

Preferred memorials are to the American Cancer Society.

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December 4, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cowan & Son Funeral Home
616 South Washington Street
Van Wert, OH 45891

Memorial Service
December 5, 2023

10:00 AM
Cowan & Son Funeral Home
616 South Washington Street
Van Wert, OH 45891

December 5, 2023

11:00 AM
Ohio City Woodlawn Cemetery
Woodlawn Road
Ohio City, OH 45874


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