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Earl W. "Corky" Reisenbichler

April 20, 1932 ~ July 10, 2021 (age 89)


Earl W. “Corky” Reisenbichler, 89, of Pocahontas, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. 

He was born April 20, 1932, in Pocahontas, to William A. and Esther E. Fuehler Reisenbichler.  He was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church in Pocahontas.

Corky was a graduate of Jackson High School.  He served honorably in the U.S. Army, from October 2, 1952 to July 20, 1954, during the Korean War.

Corky and Margie Statler were married February 3, 1956, at First Baptist Church in Jackson.  Five children were born to their union, Teri, Marica, Kenyon “Josh”, Gayla, and Julie.

Corky was a bricklayer by trade, and was a member of Bricklayers Local 23 and the Mason Contractor Association. 

Corky tended his garden daily, and together, with his son, continued to work the family’s century farm.  He especially enjoyed watching the sporting events of his grandchildren.

Loving survivors include his wife of 65 years, Margie Reisenbichler of Pocahontas; five children, Teri (John) Schoen, Marica (Richard) Eggers, Gayla (Bill) Brucker, and Kenyon “Josh” (Mary) Reisenbichler all of Jackson, Julie (Lynn) Fritsche of Farrar, Missouri; 12 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Harriet Drusch.

He was preceded in death by three siblings: his twin sister, Earline De Los Santos, Clinton Reisenbichler, and June Landgraf.

Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson, and from 9 a.m. to service time, Thursday, July 15, 2021, at Zion Lutheran Church in Pocahontas.

The funeral is at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 15, 2021, at the church, with the Rev. Virgil Kelm officiating.  Graveside committal and military honors will follow at the church cemetery in Pocahontas.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Saxony Lutheran High School or Zion Lutheran Church.

Online condolences may be shared with the family by clicking on the tribute wall tab of Corky’s personal obituary page at

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July 14, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McCombs Funeral Home, Inc.
McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center
640 West Independence
Jackson, MO 63755

July 15, 2021

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Zion Lutheran Church, Pocahontas, MO
286 Pocahontas Main St.
Jackson, MO 63755

Funeral Service
July 15, 2021

10:00 AM
Zion Lutheran Church, Pocahontas, MO
286 Pocahontas Main St.
Jackson, MO 63755

Interment following funeral service
July 15, 2021

Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery - Pocahontas
286 Pocahontas Main
Pocahontas, MO 63779

Please note
Military honors will be observed at the graveside ceremony.


Saxony Lutheran High School
2004 Saxony Drive, Jackson MO 63755
Tel: 1-573-204-7555

Zion Lutheran Church - Pocahontas
286 Pocahontas Main St, Jackson MO 63755
Tel: 1-573-833-6055

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