Brent Reichert of Pleasant Grove, Utah passed away at home
at age 67 on August 12, 2010 having dealt with cancer for
many years. Born February 28, 1943 in Salt Lake City, the
youngest of three children born to Roland William Reichert
and Helen Meibos Reichert. He grew up primarily in Salt
Lake City but also had many fond memories of his young childhood
living in St. George.
Sealed to Leslie Irene Burt in the Salt Lake LDS temple.
They built their first home in the South Cottonwood area,
then looking for a small community in which to raise their
children they built a home in Alpine, Utah. Following council
to stay out of debt they built their home as far along as
they could, moved into the shell, and then finished it as
finances would allow. He had a love of gardening and took
great pride in their fruit trees. They later built homes
in Lindon and finally Pleasant Grove.
Don spent virtually all his working years involved in the
masonry industry beginning by loading trucks at the age
of 17. He worked his way through manufacturing, sales, Executive
Director of the Utah Masonry Contractors Association and
left the industry as recipient of the industry's Meritorious
Service Award. He was always looking for ways to collect
bricks from historical places to add to his small collection.
He and Leslie were also involved for many years in the apartment
rental business. He took great satisfaction in his work
and appreciated the many wonderful people and true friendships
he developed over the years.
He had a firm and abiding testimony of the gospel and served
in many callings such as ordinance worker in the Mount Timpanogos
temple and missionary with his wife at the Mormon Historic
Handcart sites in Wyoming. Another highlight was working
with the youth in student wards at BYU. He also had joy
in helping those who had difficulty helping themselves.
He is survived by his wife Leslie, children, Brent (Deanna),
Christine (Kelly), Paul (Linda), Pamela (Richard), Annette
(Matthew), sister Joan Baldwin, brother Roland (Sherry)
twenty three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by his parents and granddaughter Lindsey
Lent. Don and Leslie were truly blessed with the greatest
family they could ever have had and love them for their
constant help and support.
We would like to thank all our many friends, neighbors,
and family for their expressions of love and kindness.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 17, 2010
at 11:00 am in the Orchard LDS Ward Chapel, 828 South Locust
Avenue (700 East) Pleasant Grove, Utah Family and friends
may call at the church on Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00
pm and Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 am prior to services.
Interment, Orem City Cemetery.