Elgin Donald Reichert, who often went by Don, passed away, age 67, on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at Sky Lakes Medical Center. Elgin was born in Sunnyside, Wash. on Dec. 12, 1953 to Albert and Merle Reichert. He graduated from Grand View High School on June 5, 1972. Elgin was a U.S. Army Veteran where he served in Korea as a track-vehicle mechanic. He later used his knowledge and skills to work for Bonneville Power Administration as a Heavy Diesel Mechanic. After retirement he enjoyed hunting, fishing, taking the dogs out swimming, traveling in his little pod camp trailer, cooking and planning family dinner nights, and restoring classic cars. He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, pets (Gunner and Emma), and loved ones. He is remembered for his kindness, humor, generous smile he put on the faces of friends and strangers alike, an unfailing work ethic, and a big heart. Elgin was always known for putting others before himself, especially those closest to him. This is one of many special traits. Elgin is survived by his children Renee Reichert-Staffler, Hunter Reichert, Cheyenne and her husband Robert Graham; granddaughter Taylor Staffler; brother Stanley Lusch Reichert; and sister Sharon Thompson. A celebration of life will be held on May 8 at 8904 Ponderosa Pl. Klamath Falls, OR. 97601. Flowers, donations, and condolences can be sent to the preceding address.
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