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3/24/2014 11:07:00 AM
Dorene Reichen
Mrs. Reichen
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Mrs. Reichen

Dorene M. Reichen, 77, of Utica passed away March 21, 2014, in Illinois Valley Community Hospital, Peru.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in St. Mary’s Church, Utica. Monsignor James J. Swaner will officiate. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Utica.
Visitat-ion will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at Hurst Funeral Home, La Salle with a prayer service at 4 p.m., and additional visitation 10-11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
Dorene was born Sept. 2, 1936, in La Salle to Anton (Tony) and Violet (Braida) Maggio. She married Robert Roach in 1954. On July 15, 1964, she was married to, and is survived by, her devoted and loving husband, Daniel E. Reichen of Granville. They would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this coming July.
After graduating from La Salle-Peru Township High School, she attended Springfield Beauty Academy in Springfield, Mo. She was a stay-at-home mom until 1985 and then was employed by Kmart for 10 years, J.C. Penney and Vlastnik’s Menswear in Peru.
Dorene was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Utica and an active volunteer for the March of Dimes. She was devoted to her family, as her life revolved around her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved watching her family flourish.
In addition to her husband, Daniel, she is survived by four daughters, Lorene Christopherson of La Salle, Vicki (Nicholas) Zec of Bradenton, Fla., Mary (Ronald) Unger of Sarasota, Fla., and Catherine Smudzinski of Granville; one son, Daniel A. (Paula) Reichen of Springfield; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one sister, Pearl (James) Lushina of Hillsboro, Ore.; one brother-in-law, Dennis Foley of Peru; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Judy Foley; one brother, John J. Maggio; and her mother-in-law, Katherine E. Reichen.
Memorial donations may be directed to March of Dimes, 425 First St., LaSalle, IL 61301.
Online condolences may be left for the family at

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