Death of Conrad A. Reichert

   Life Stories | Posted on March 10, 2022

Conrad A. Reichert, PhD, of St. Joseph, passed away Feb. 28, 2022, at the age of 88. He was born Feb. 3, 1934, in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and spent his childhood in Aurora, Illinois, and Waymansville, Indiana.

He honorably served his country as SP4 in the U.S. Army, 6th Armored Division, stationed in Germany.

He became a beloved educator after studies in engineering, mathematics, history and education, culminating with a PhD in psychology from Cornell University. He served as full professor at Andrews University. During his career he instructed students from grades 1 through doctoral level, and his students across the globe continue to admire him.

Conrad spent many years as a very special healer, practicing clinical psychology in St. Joseph. He was a lover of humanity and genuinely connected with those of any background.

As a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, he found comfort in the knowledge of a life guided by his Lord.

His diverse interests included the Bible, story-telling, writing, ham radio operating, boating, SCUBA diving, camping, flying, motorcycles, mechanics, farming, music, aquarium keeping and enjoying nature.

In 2013 he was preceded by his wife of 55 years, Joyce, whom he adored. He was a proud father of surviving children: Conrad, Jr. (Candy), Daniel (Lynette), John (Ann Marie) and Rebecca Puffer (Guy II). He is also survived by brother, Donald Williams; grandchildren: Conrad III, William, Kaethe, Zachary, Ashley, Nic, Guy III, Sarah, Bethany; and great-grandchildren: Jack, Margot, Freeda and Benjamin.

He will be buried at Shanghai Memorial Cemetery in Pipestone Township. Memories may be shared online at