Pandora — Anna G. Reichenbach, 97, passed away April 7, 2018 at 2:55 a.m. at the Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora.
Anna was born December 31, 1920 in Riley Township in Putnam County, Ohio to the late Willis and Ethel (Fridley) Schumacher. On August 29, 1941, she married David A. Reichenbach who preceded her in death on March 20, 1999.
Anna was a graduate of Pandora-Gilboa High School and studied a year at Bluffton College prior to her marriage. She was a homemaker and a lifelong member of the Grace Mennonite Church. She enjoyed being with all her children and grandchildren whenever possible. She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed quilting with friends. Her flower gardens became an extension of the love she had for the simple yet beautiful things in life. She enjoyed choral presentations held in the area and often had classical music playing in the background while she worked at home. History fascinated her, which in turned formed a deep interest in the genealogy of her family. Yet her interests extended far beyond her family and local community. She wanted to learn as much as she could about the social and political issues that affected her family, community, and church. She achieved this by immersing herself in news programs, documentaries and by reading a variety of progressive publications. This information became part of what connected her to all those that knew her.
Survivors include two daughters; Lisa A. Reichenbach of Columbus Grove, Trina K. Reichenbach of Findlay; two sons, Randall D. (Jean) Reichenbach of Harrisonburg, Virginia; Douglas A. (Paulette) Reichenbach of North Manchester, Indiana; seven grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren; two sisters, Verena Schumacher of Tacoma, Washington, Barbara (Louis) Schraer of Rogers, Arkansas and several nieces and nephews.
Anna was preceded in death by two brothers, Peter Schumacher and Eric Schumacher.
Services will be held Saturday April 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Grace Mennonite Church in Pandora. Pastor Matthew Yoder officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to and following the services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Grace Mennonite Church or Bluffton University.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton.