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Arthur 'Art' J. Reichert, 89

Arthur J. Reichert, "Art", age 89, of Prescott, passed away Friday, July 31, 2009, at Prescott Nursing and Rehabilitation Community. 

He was born August 29, 1919, in Prescott; son of John and Blanche (Northup) Reichert.  Art was a WWII Veteran (US Army) serving from August 1941 to September 1945.  Over 3-1/2 years was served overseas, with most of this time in the South Pacific theatre.  Campaigns include East Indies Bismarck Archipelago, New Guinea, Luzon and the Philippine Islands.  He was awarded the Purple Heart.  He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post #61 and VFW Post #9060.  He was a welder by trade.  Art was an avid bowler and recipient of many trophies.

Arthur is survived by his three brothers:  Wayne, Jerry (Colleen), Lynn (Arleda); three sisters:  Marjorie (Lorenzo) Meacham, Marie (Andrew) James, and Arlene Russell; and further survived by numerous other relatives and friends. 

He is preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Doris (Don) Becker.

Private funeral services will be held on Wednesday.  Interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery. 

Hill Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Prescott is assisting the family with arrangements.