Karl V. Reichlin (1931 - 2015)

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Karl Vernon Reichlin, 84, of Westminster, formerly of Catonsville, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 at the Dove House in Westminster. Born February 28, 1931 in Catonsville, he was the son of the late Karl and Freda Mae Sauter Reichlin. He was the husband of Nancy Drabic Blacksten Reichlin, whom he married October 15, 1989. He was predeceased by his first wife Nancy A. Tinsley Reichlin who died in 1988. He grew up in the Randallstown area, first on Old Court Road and then on Windsor Mill Road, working on his father's farm.� During high school he worked for M. R. Linsley as a plumber's apprentice. He played varsity soccer for Catonsville High School and graduated in 1947.� He served in the Army National Guard from 1949 to 1969, retiring as a Sergeant Major.� During that time, he continued as a plumber and then went into business with his brother, Allen Reichlin.� Reichlin Brothers was founded in 1956 in Westminster, where they sold Allis-Chalmers farm equipment.� They then moved the business outside of town in 1966 and it became Widerman Reichlin Inc.� In 1969, Karl continued to sell farm equipment and became the owner of Reichlin's Inc., retiring in 1993. He was a member of various clubs and served on many boards.� He was a charter member of the Charles Carroll Lions Club in Westminster and a member of the Westminster Elks Lodge.�� He was also a member of the Swiss Club of Baltimore.� For many years he was a member of the Mar-Del-Va Farm Equipment Association, also serving as President.� He served on the Carroll County Board of Zoning Appeals for several terms and was currently serving on the Property Tax Assessment Appeals Board for the county. Early on, Karl was a member of St. James Lutheran Church in Rockdale, Maryland and then a long time member of St. John's (Leisters) Lutheran Church in Westminster, Maryland where he had served on the board and many committees over the years. He loved to sing and participated in the church choir.�� Karl was a musician, playing the base for a local band called the Merry Monts in his younger years.� He loved to play cards, and well known as a Pinocle and Jass player.� He loved to solve crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles and travel; he was an accomplished carpenter and builder. Surviving in addition to his wife is daughter and son-in-law Vicky L. and Christopher T. McDonold of Manchester; stepson Mark E. and wife Tracie Blacksten of Westminster; brother and sister-in-law R. Allen and Evelyn Reichlin of Denton; grandchildren Emily Marie McDonold, Sean M. and Sydney L. Blacksten; nephew Mark Reichlin and wife Patti and great nephews Brandon and Nathaniel Reichlin. He was predeceased by stepson Jeffrey S. Blacksten, nephew Jeffrey K. Reichlin and by his mother-in-law Lola M. Drabic. The family will receive friends on Friday from 2-4 & 6-8 pm at Pritts Funeral Home and Chapel, 412 Washington Rd., Westminster.Funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 am at the funeral home. Officiating will be his pastor, Rev. Kristin Dubsky. Interment will follow in Leisters Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to St. John (Leisters) Lutheran Church, 827 Leisters Church Rd., Westminster, MD 21157 or to Carroll Hospice, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157. Online condolences may be sent to www.prittsfuneralhome.com

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Pritts Funeral Home
412 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157
Published in Carroll County Times on Sept. 3, 2015
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