Obituary for Erich Reitherman

Erich Reitherman, age 54 of Northfield, passed away Sunday afternoon, March 3, 2019, at the Cannon Falls Hospital. Erich James Reitherman was born August 5, 1964, in Arlington Heights, Illinois, to William and Karen (Wermerskirchen) Reitherman. At the age of 5 he moved with his family to Eden Prairie. He graduated from Eden Prairie High School in 1982, and following his education began working as a carpenter. Over the years he lived in Chanhassen, St. Louis Park, Hopkins, and most recently Northfield. Erich enjoyed watching the Minnesota Vikings, camping, and he LOVED TO FISH. He was a good friend, generous […]

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Erich Reitherman, age 54 of Northfield, passed away Sunday afternoon, March 3, 2019, at the Cannon Falls Hospital.

Erich James Reitherman was born August 5, 1964, in Arlington Heights, Illinois, to William and Karen (Wermerskirchen) Reitherman. At the age of 5 he moved with his family to Eden Prairie. He graduated from Eden Prairie High School in 1982, and following his education began working as a carpenter. Over the years he lived in Chanhassen, St. Louis Park, Hopkins, and most recently Northfield.

Erich enjoyed watching the Minnesota Vikings, camping, and he LOVED TO FISH. He was a good friend, generous to a fault, and loved his family and friends dearly.

Survivors include his children, Nicholas (Jill) of Blaine, Brandon (Liz) of Hillsboro, Missouri; his grandson and step-grandson, Rory and James; his sister, Heidi (James) O’Brien of Maple Grove; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Service 11:00AM, Saturday, March 30, 2019, at Chapel Hills UCC, 6512 Vernon Avenue S., Edina.

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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March 30, 2019 - 11:00 AM

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4 Comments

  1. Bob Kane

    Heidi & OB, we are sorry for the loss of Erich, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the Reitherman family. Love, Bob and Marnie

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  2. Paula and Brad Honer

    We’re so sorry for the loss of your brother. You’ve been through so much stress and tough decisions since Erich’s accident. We were hoping for a better outcome. Erich was lucky to have such a wonderful and caring sister in his life! Your mom would be proud of you and all you have done for Erich since she left. You’re in our thoughts and prayers for you and your family. We hope you have many happy memories of your brother that will help ease the pain and loss. Love, Paula and Brad

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  3. Bill Ebert

    So sorry,I remember him from school,I remember a fun Loving guy! I remember a Halloween he went in drag.very sorry rest in peace!

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    • Julie Stram

      He will be missed so much! So sorry for your loss! I still have a hard time believing he is gone. God bless Heidi you did a lot for Erich! Never forget this! I know I won’t!

      Reply

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