WATERLOO — LuVerne L. Reicherts, 93, of Waterloo, died Sunday, Sept. 10, at Friendship Village of natural causes.
He was born June 5, 1924, in Riceville, son of Joseph Herman and Anna Worple Reicherts. He married Rosemary Meier on Jan. 6, 1947, in Barclay Township.
He graduated from Janesville High School in 1942. LuVerne served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He started work at Standard Oil, and then became owner and operator of Family Circle DX from 1970-79, and then the Dispensary Lounge on Kimball for 13 years, retiring in 1993.
LuVerne was member of St. Edward Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 700, American Legion No. 27, VFW, served as a trustee for the Waterloo Water Works, former Waterloo city councilman, and was a member of the Elks, Eagles and Moose Lodge 2082 in Mesa, Ariz.
Survived by: Rosemary Reicherts of Waterloo; five sons, James (Kate) of Springfield, Mo., Randy of Wisconsin, Mark (Martha) of Bettendorf, John (Kim) of Hickory Creek, Texas, and Pat (Patti) of Marine On St. Croix, Minn.; five daughters, Jeanne McGee of Marion, Janie (Marlyn) Hull of Waterloo, Judy (Greg) Kilgore of El Dorado Hills, Calif., Joan (Tim) Harringa of Denver and Jody (Troy) Groen of Burlington; 18 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald of Waterloo; and two sisters, Vera Mae (Joe) Pfiffner of Waterloo and Bernita Peterson of Dumont.
Preceded in death by: his parents; a sister, Norma Mills; and four grandchildren, twins Mary and Katherine Reicherts and twins Amy and Matthew Reicherts.
Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at St. Edward Catholic Church, with entombment in Mount Olivet Cemetery with full military honors by US Navy Honor Guard Detail, Waterloo American Legion Post 138 and Waterloo VFW Post 1623. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at Kearns Funeral Service with a vigil service at 6:45 p.m. Visitation also one hour before services Friday at the church.
Memorials in lieu of flowers: may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice or St. Edward Catholic Church.
Condolences may be left at www.KearnsFuneralService.com.