Dennis Reichlinger, age 88, of West Point, Nebraska passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Hillside Villa in West Point, NE. Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point, NE with Fr. James Weeder as Celebrant. Burial of the ashes will be in the St. Michael’s Cemetery with Military Honors, a luncheon will follow at Beed Transportation. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, with a public Vigil Service and Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue on Friday one hour prior to the service at the church. Minnick Funeral Home in West Point is assisting the family with the arrangements.Dennis John Reichlinger was born January 29, 1933 to Wilbur and Gertrude (Ernesti) Reichlinger at home on the family farm north of West Point, NE. He attended Cuming Co. Rural School District #28 and graduated from Guardian Angels High School in 1950. He began farming with his father and on March 2, 1953 entered the United States Army. Dennis completed basic training at Fort Bliss in El Paso, TX and was honorably discharged on March 1, 1955 at Ft. Carson in Colorado. He returned to the family farm near West Point.
On June 29, 1957, he was united in marriage to Lillian Pottebaum at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point, NE. Three children Thomas, Jean, and Sandra were born to this union. In April of 1973, the couple moved into West Point and Dennis was employed at Farmers Coop and later Northeast Coop for 25 years until retiring. For 10 years, Dennis worked part-time for Roberts Dairy.
Dennis was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and West Point American Legion Post #70. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
His wife of 64 years Lillian of West Point, NE
Son-Thomas Reichlinger of West Point, NE and family-
Lucas Reichlinger and daughter-Olivia
Daughter-Jean Chase and Michael Miller of Omaha, NE and her family-
Jack and Teela Chase and children-Dexter and Nova
Son-in-law-David Knobbe of West Point, NE and family-
Henry and Betsy Knobbe and children-Elyse and Cameron
Benjamin and Ashley Knobbe and children-Nolan and Kinsley
Sisters-Theresa Stecher of West Point, NE & Joanne Johnson of Moses Lake, WA
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents-Wilbur and Gertrude Reichlinger, daughter-Sandra Knobbe, sisters-Evelyn Stratmann, Mary Schmaderer, Gertrude Kleffner, and a brother in infancy.