Francis “Red” Carl Reichoff

Francis “Red” Carl Reichoff

Francis “Red” Carl Reichoff

Francis “Red” Carl Reichoff, age 86, of Adams, Wisconsin died Tuesday, December 03, 2019 at Edgewater Haven Nursing Home in Port Edwards, Wisconsin.

A private graveside service at Fordham Cemetery will be held at a later date.

Francis was born on October 14, 1933 in Town of Richfield, Wisconsin to Paul and Gladys (Bisby) Reichoff. When Red was 16 years old he went to work at the Powder Plant, building railroads for the first summer then building construction for three-plus years. Red then joined the Marine Corps and traveled the world, mostly in the far east, Japan, served in the 1St Division in Korea and made rank of Sergeant. After Korea, he met Betty while home on leave and knew then he wanted to have a family. He married Betty Lou Baumel on September 24, 1955 in Burbank, California. Red was stationed in Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California where he and Betty resided off base for one year. They moved back to Wisconsin to raise their family and were happily married for 56 years until the time of Betty’s death in 2012.

Red was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who loved spending time with his family, especially with all his grandchildren.

Red had various jobs, the longest being in road construction, 19 years, with Scott Construction. He worked his way up from laborer to foreman /supervisor for most of his time with the company. During the summer and winter Red could always be found working in woods cutting pulp and firewood.

Following Red’s retirement from Scott Construction, he and Betty partnered together and went back to one of his all-time passions – dairy farming, which they both loved and Red had the best farmhand he could have had – Betty. They won many awards for their outstanding quality of milk.

Red also served on the Adams County Board of Supervisors, serving on the Highway Committee, Emergency Government, Service Officer and Law Enforcement Committees.

After retiring from farming, Betty and Red enjoyed gardening, traveling, visiting family, fishing with Betty, hunting, going to National Parks, and relished nature and wildlife that he captured on videotape from on the road as well as what had surrounded them on the farm.

Red was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Gladys Reichhoff; wife, Betty Reichoff; son, Joel Francis Reichoff; brothers: Edwin Reichhoff and Duane Reichhoff; and sister, Margaret Helm.

Son: Dan (Diane) Reichoff of Adams, Wisconsin
Daughter: Katy (Wayne) Bushmaker of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Daughter: Ellen (Robin) Brown of Friendship, Wisconsin
Son: Tyler Reichoff of Grand Marsh, Wisconsin
Son: Rhett (Monique) Reichoff of Bancroft, Wisconsin
Son: Paul Reichoff of Coloma, Wisconsin
Son: Cory (Melody) Reichoff of Waukesha, Wisconsin
Grandchildren: 14
Great-Grandchildren: 19
Sister: Dorothy (Hans) Menck of Adams, Wisconsin

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit for online condolences and further information.

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  1. Patty Spaulding says:

    Sending hugs to my cousins and my Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Hans. I remember fondly the fun we all had as kids! I’ll miss Uncle Red.
    Patty Spaulding

  2. Nora Andersen says:

    I was so sorry to hear of Red’s passing. He and your Mom were such good neighbors until their move to town. My sympathy to your family.

  3. Hans & Dorothy Menck says:

    To all of our nieces & nephews of Red’s Family-
    We are so sorry for your loss. Please know our hearts & prayers are with you. We are also feeling the loss with you.
    Katy, thank you for the care you made sure he had & for always keeping us up on your Dad.
    Aunt Dorothy & Uncle Hans

  4. Jill Reichhoff says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

  5. Coral Klein Smith says:

    So sorry for your loss. My sympathy to you all.

  6. Bev Ward says:

    Dorothy & Hans – So sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you

  7. Ron and Helen Buckholt says:

    No matter how old or young we are , losing a parent is devastating, we love you Cory and Melody

  8. Gary Barnes says:

    Dan, sorry too hear of your father passing away, he always treated me good, and he was a good farmer, sure he will be missed, G. Barnes

  9. Nancy (Baumel) Staples says:

    Sad to hear of Red’s passing and sorry for your loss.

  10. Sonja McLaughlin says:

    So sorry to here this!!! My deepest sympathy to all of you cousins!!!!! I remember so many fun times with them both,,, love to all of you during this sad time, now your Mom and Dad are together again!!!

  11. Bernie Soley-Roggenbauer says:

    Sending my condolences to his family. May your love and memories give you peace and comfort.

  12. Iris Cogburn says:

    I didn’t know this man and hope you won’t mind saying: I’m sorry for the the families lost. May your hearts find comfort. His obit DECLARES the person he was very clearly. Thank-you!

  13. Peg Lecy says:

    So sorry on your loss. May God family and friends comfort you during this difficult time