Mr. Reichling worked for the U.S. Post Office for 32 years before his retirement. He was a member of the St. Clair Lodge #24 Masonic Lodge and the Belleville Swansea Moose Lodge 1221. Wayne liked to smoke cigars at the clubhouse and was a lifetime member of the NRA. He was a member of Crossroads Christian Church.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Marie, nee Summers, Reichling, whom he married on April 25, 1959, and died on January 1, 2017; his parents, Ernest W. and Josephine, nee Meyer, Reichling; a grandson in infancy, James John Reichling; four brothers, Albert, Franklin, William, and Donald (Cheryl) Reichling; five sisters, Helen Utz, Dorothy Weishaar, Jeanette Walden, Jean Bunch, Margaret Kettler; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Edward and Gertrude Summers; a brother-in-law, Edward Summers; and a sister-in-law, Roberta (Bill) Giglotto.
Surviving are four children, Richard Reichling, Rita (Mark) Smiley, Wayne (Julie) Reichling Jr., and William (Jeanne) Reichling;
ten grandchildren, Meagan (Andrew) Hall, Charles Jr. (Sierra) Farris, Rachel Smiley, Amanda Reichling, Amelia Reichling, Amber Lynn Reichling, Emily Marie (Kevin) Kleinschmidt, Abigail Reichling, Lindsey (Danny) Tyler, and Steven (Gabriela) Reichling;
nine great-grandchildren, Ethan (Allison) Hall, Riley Hall, MacKenzie Hall, Ava Binger, Desmond Reichling, Aliza Tyler, Gavin Tyler, Hollis Reichling, and Emery Reichling;
a brother, Jack (Emy) Reichling;
two brothers-in-law, and James (Laura) Summers, and John “Rich” Bunch;
two sisters-in-law, Dorothea (Phillip) Buchanan, and Flora Summers;
and many nieces, nephews, and cousins;
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Clair Lodge #24 Masonic Lodge. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, August 1, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. A Masonic Lodge ritual will be held at 3:45 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, August 1, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.