Jeffrey E. Reichel ’70

Jeffrey E. Reichel ’70 died on July 15, 2021, in Lutz, Florida 

(The following was published by the Star Tribune on July 25, 2021)

Reichel, Jeffrey Eugene – Born Sept. 30, 1948, in Minneapolis, MN, to Eugene and Maryon Reichel, died July 15, 2021, in Lutz, FL. Survived by children, Katherine E. Reichel and Christopher J. Reichel. Jeff had two very different chapters in his life. Raised in Wayzata, he attended Blake School and Bowdoin College, where he was a member of DKE fraternity, as well as La Sorbonne in Paris. Jeff taught French at Hotchkiss School and Thacher School, and he went on to a successful career in fundraising at Carleton College and the University of Chicago. At the age of 47, he was stricken with multiple sclerosis and lived out the rest of his life without the use of his limbs or voice. Still, he continued to maintain his notable sense of humor and pursue his version of a wonderful life.

1 Comment Jeffrey E. Reichel ’70

  1. Richard N Van Santvoord

    Jeff was a good friend at Blake, and the reason I chose Bowdoin for my college. Jeff was Blake’s first Bowdoin Polar Bear I believe and certainly one of the first Minnesota Gophers to travel to the wilds of Maine!
    I will always be grateful for his persistence in having me chose Bowdoin over several other excellent colleges. He will be missed by many!

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