Vivian Eleanor Reichardt Haley passed away on April 12, 2012, at the Atlantic Hospice Center in Atlantic.
Graveside Services: Will be held on Friday, May 25, 2012, at 2:30 p.m. at the Victoria Township Cemetery, south of Massena. Father Lazarus Kirigia will officiate the service. A Luncheon will follow the graveside service at the Massena American Legion/Lions Hall.
Family Visitation: Will be held on Friday, May 25, 2012, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Steen Funeral Home in Massena.
Memorials: Memorials may be made directed to the family.
Vivian Eleanor Reichardt Haley was born August 8, 1939 at home in Victoria Township, Massena, IA., the daughter of Bruno Paul Reichardt and Ethel Burch Reichardt Lucas.
She passed away April 12, 2012 at the Atlantic Hospice Center, Atlantic, IA. at the age of 72 years.
Eleanor attended country school at Victoria Township #7 and high school in Massena, IA. She continued to live and work on the family farm with her mother and brother until her marriage to Raymond Rechtenbach. Eleanor was employed by the Lazy Ike Company in Corning, Iowa, retiring in 1995. On August 30, 1980 Eleanor married Lloyd Haley. They made their home in Corning, IA. Lloyd and Eleanor enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping throughout their marriage. They included brother, Sonny, on many occasions. One of Eleanor’s favorite memories was entertaining her nephews, Paul, John and Troy.
Eleanor was raised in the Catholic Church. She, also, was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary of Corning.
Eleanor is survived by her brother, Bruno Jr. “Sonny” Reichardt of Atlantic, IA.; sister, Nancy Hepler and husband, Terry of Atlantic, IA.; nephews, John Hepler and wife, Cheri of Omaha, NE.; Troy Hepler of Atlantic, IA.; great nephews, Trent Hepler and friend, Bethany; Drew Hepler and fiancé, Nicole; Heath Hepler; and great niece, Hillary Hepler; step-children, step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; cousins; special friends, Scott, Teresa, Tabitha, and Tiffany Shepherd of Corning, IA.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Bruno and Ethel; nephew, Paul Hepler; grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins. Eleanor was, also, preceded in death by many pets in her lifetime, however, the most precious was her little dog, Sissy.
The family of Eleanor Haley wishes to express their gratitude for all acts of kindness shown to them in their time of sorrow and invites you to share in a luncheon at the Massena Lions-Legion Hall following services at the cemetery.