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Doc Reichert

1942 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
"Doc" Vernon Carl Reichert
Born Sept. 5th 1942 - Died Oct. 5th, 2017
Doc was born in Nampa, Idaho, the oldest son of Hazel and Everett Reichert.
He graduated from Nampa High School in 1960. He joined the U.S. Navy where he served as an electrician, on the USS Coral Sea. After his service Doc returned to Boise where he met Annette Allred and married in 1964. They had a profound friendship, which turned into a lasting love of 54 years. They went on to have three children, Chris, Shawna and Sherri. Doc was such a loving, kind father. He always attended his kids' sporting events, took them hunting, fishing, camping and coached their softball teams. He was a true family man.
Doc worked as a painter for 5 years for Bonnie and Fine Painting. He went on to fulfill his dream of being a carpenter, and worked for Javernick Const. He became a building contractor, the owner of Reichert Const. He built numerous homes around the valley and cabins in the Donnelly and McCall area. One of his favorite things was to do big remodels. He was known to take people under his wing and teach them his craft. After retiring in 2008, Doc could not sit idle. Retirement did not suit him. His social side took him to work part time at Home Depot. He enjoyed the people he worked with and sharing his knowledge of building with them.
Doc loved his 16 acre place in Cascade. Most people know it as "Docs Mountain". For 30 years he and Annette spent time there riding 4 wheelers, hunting, fishing, and riding their Razor. They spent many hours enjoying the beautiful fire pit he built.
Doc and Annette had fun times and laughter with their friends, Ed and Ann Irons, and Dale and Penny Cady. They spent vacations, many weekends, and Friday night dinners together. They were blessed to have such good friends for 35 years.
Every so often Doc was known to spend a weekend in Jackpot with his wife and mother in law Paulette. He loved card parties. He believed himself to be "The King of Texas Hold'em".
Doc was an exceptional human being. He was the best husband, father, grandfather and friend.
He loved his grandchildren, Cody, Kyle, Hunter, Robbie, Ethan, Carson, Emma, Sydnee, and his numerous great grandchildren. He was so proud of them all. He supported them in everything they did.
Doc will always be remembered for his hearty laugh and kindness to everyone.
He is survived by his wife Annette, children Chris and Linda Reichert, Shawna and Wayne Billington, Sherri and Clint White, his grandchildren and his great grandchildren, his brother Floyd and Kathy Reichert
He is preceded in death by his parents and best friend Ed Irons
At Doc's request there will be no funeral service. We will have a celebration of his life, Sunday Oct. 22nd at 4:00 p.m. at the Columbia Village Clubhouse 3655 East Lakeforest Dr. Boise 83716.
Published in Idaho Statesman from Oct. 11 to Oct. 15, 2017
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