Robert Reichart

Service

Date: Sat, October 21, 2017
Start time: 11:00 am
Location:
St. Mary of Nazareth
Address:
4600 Meredith Drive, Des Moines, IA
Arrangements By:
The Cremation Society of Iowa

Visitation

Date: Sat, October 21, 2017
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location:
St. Mary of Nazareth
Address:
4600 Meredith Drive, Des Moines, IA

Robert Reichart

Colonel Robert D. Reichart (Retired), age 87, son of Joseph and Gertrude, passed away October 9, 2017 at Kennybrook Village with Dee and Jeff at his side. A mass of Christian burial will be at St. Mary of Nazareth Church on October 21, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. Visitation one hour prior to mass. Private burial of his cremains will be on Monday at the Veteran’s Cemetery in Van Meter.

Bob was an Air Force fighter pilot and Vietnam veteran. His last assignment was with the Iowa Air National Guard as the senior Air Force advisor. He retired in 1979 after twenty-six years of service. He was a command pilot with over 3,500 jet fighter flying hours and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Medal.

After retirement, to keep busy, he worked for ten years as a courtesy driver for Jordan Motors. He enjoyed entertaining (along with his wife, Dee) and the company of family and friends. His top priority was keeping his car in tip-top shape.

He is survived by his wife, Dee, of 62 years, son, Jeff (Heidi), granddaughters Hannah, Maggie and Emmy, daughter, Kristin White (Dan), granddaughters Caitlyn and Madison, sister, Pat Roberts (Ray) as well as other loving family and many special friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Mary of Nazareth Church or the American Cancer Society.

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