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Dorse “Junior” Raichel, 74, Brown County

Dorse “Junior” Raichel, 74, Brown County, passed away all too soon at Indiana University Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis on June 22, 2013. By his side was his loving wife of 37 years, Linda L. (Cox) Raichel, whom he married at St. David's Episcopal Church in Bean Blossom, April 15, 1976. He was a former resident of Austin. 

Junior was born in Chavies, Ky., Oct. 29, 1938, to the late Dorse Duff and Laura (White) Raichel. He was a 1956 graduate of Austin High School and went on to serve as a private first class with the U.S. Army from 1956 - 1959. After the service, he went on to graduate first in his class with a HVAC degree from Indiana University Purdue in Indianapolis. 

Junior retired in 1989 as a manager for Cummins Engine Company in Columbus after 24 years of service. He was a member of Nashville Christian Church, past master of Columbus Daylight Masonic Lodge and the Shrine in Indianapolis. Junior was also a member of Brown County American Legion and former member of the Bass Masters. Junior enjoyed wood working, spending time with his family, teaching his grandchildren and great-grandchildren how to work with their hands, and pampering his pet poodle, "Risky".  He and his wife, Linda, took great pride in the home they built in Brown County where they enjoyed watching nature and wildlife. Junior loved antiquing with his wife and traveling the United States in their RV.  

Junior is survived by his wife; four daughters, Allenea Williams of Salem, Ore., Cathy Dille of Bloomington, Deborah (Ron) Riall of New Albany and Lesa (Kenny) Wagler of Brown County; five sons, Allen (Wanda) D. Moore II of Rock Hill, S.C., Gary (Diane) Raichel of Austin, David (Karen) C. Moore of Rock Hill, S.C., Ronald (Vicki) Raichel of Austin and David (Karen) Raichel of Hebron; twenty grandchildren; and thirteen great-grandchildren.

The Rev. L.D. Campbell will conduct a funeral service at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 27 at  Nashville Christian Church, 160 S. Van Buren St. Friends can call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 at Meredith–Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St. in Morgantown and from 9 a.m. until service time Thursday at the church. A Masonic service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Weeping Willow Cemetery in Bean Blossom with military rites presented by the Brown County American Legion honor guard.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions can be sent in honor of Junior to Indiana University Health Hospice, 1828 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis, IN 46202 or Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Raichel family at meredith-clark.com.

  • December 20
    Live band at dance barn
    6 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 20
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 20
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 20
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 20
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 21
    'Gone Girl' at the Playhouse
    1 p.m., 4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 21
    Railroad museum features model Christmas trains
    1 to 7 p.m. BC RR Museum, 18 W. Three Story Hill Road, Fruitdale
  • December 23
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 23
    Open 12-step meetings in New Bellsville area
    6 to 7 p.m. Harmony Baptist Church, 3999 Mt. Liberty Road, New Bellesville
  • December 24
    Nashville government offices CLOSED
  • December 24
    Christmas Eve Communion service at Becks Grove church
    7 p.m. Becks Grove Christian Church, 8009 Becks Grove Road
  • December 24
    Candlelight service at Helmsburg church Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Brown County Community Church, 2370 Main St., Helmsburg
  • December 24
    Candlelight service set for Christmas Eve
    6:30 p.m. Country Gospel Music Church, 5181 State Road 46 East
  • December 24
    Cordry church hosts candlelight service Christmas Eve
    7 p.m. Church of the Lakes, 8844 Nineveh Road
  • December 25
    Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • December 26
    Brown County Government Offices CLOSED
  • December 26
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 27
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 27
    Dave Miller at Abe Martin Lodge
    5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park
  • December 27
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 27
    Live band at dance barn
    7:30 p.m. Mike's Dance Barn, 2277 State Road 46 West
  • December 28
    'Interstellar' at the Playhouse
    4 p.m., 7 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • December 29
    Jackson Township Board
    7 p.m. Jackson Township Board, Trustee's Office, 5765 Carmel Ridge Road
  • December 30
    Euchre
    6 p.m. Sycamore Valley Center, 746 Memorial Drive (fairgrounds)
  • December 31
    Live band at the Playhouse
    8 p.m. BC Playhouse, 70 S. Van Buren St.
  • January 2
    Bingo
    6 p.m. Fruitdale Fire Station, 5200 State Road 135 North, Bean Blossom
  • January 8
    Go Club meeting Thursdays
    3:30 to 5 p.m. Brown County Public Library, 205 N. Locust Lane
  • January 10
    Free community breakfast at Sprunica church
    8 to 10 a.m. Sprunica Baptist Church, 3902 Sprunica Road
  • January 14
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.
  • December 7
    Jeff Foster at Hobnob restaurant
    6 to 8 p.m. Hobnob, 17 W. Main St.