Grace Deloris Reichard, 80, a long time resident of Metz, Mo., passed peacefully away Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009 at Girard Medical Center in Girard, Kan.
Grace was born Sept. 24, 1929, at Irene, South Dakota, to George and Judith (Lyngstab) Lokken. She moved with her family to Wisconsin where she graduated from Madison High School. She then enlisted in the U.S. Air Corp, serving from 1949 through 1953, stationed in Korea. On Aug. 1, 1953, at Madison, Wis., she married Clarence Reichard and they made their home in Manitowoc, Wis. Grace later moved to southwest Missouri to be near family. She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Nevada. She was an avid sports fan and loyal follower of the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cubs.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Penny Reichard, Arma, Kansas; a daughter and son-in-law, Tami and David Shores, Metz, Mo.; her 30-year best friend, Betty Giddings, Lawrence, Kan.; five grandchildren, Dawn Harney, Catoosa, Okla., Tonya Choate, Arma, Kansas, Daisy Wyland, Mulberry, Kan., Lisa Shores and Erik Shores, both of Metz; two adopted grandchildren, James Baker, Nevada, Mo., and Angela Baker, Pittsburg, Kan.; 18 great-grandchildren; and a large extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clarence; a son, Gregory George Reichard; an adopted daughter, Sandra Baker; a brother; and a sister.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, at Daniel Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 10 a.m,. until service time. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the charity of the donor's choice in care of Daniel Funeral Home.
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