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Dan Reichelsdorfer
By Laura Jeffers
Posted on 9/4/2021 10:31 PM
Dan Reichelsdorfer, a long time Lightning sailor from Fleet 187 in Sheboygan died yesterday.  He was very generous with his time and talents to Lightning sailor's and many others. As an example, he taught Todd Wake how to sail and rig a Lightning when he was first getting started. The highlight of his Lightning career was probably finishing in the top half of the blue fleet on his home waters of Sheboygan in 2005

This from Dan's sister Greta:
As many of you know, my brother Dan lost his battle with alcohol addiction and diabetes. He died peacefully in his sleep at the family home Thursday night. He was 56. Our hearts go out to his daughter Molly and ex-wife Michou. We are taking comfort that he is at peace and in heaven with Mom. People who suffer from addiction are much more than the disease itself. Dan fiercely loved Molly, sailing, his family and his unruly Labs Sundae and Taxi, pretty much in that order. He loved to design boats in autocad. He had a wicked sense of humor. He was a pretty good cook and a terrible dancer. I’m taking solace in the memories of the thousands of miles we sailed together and the happy moments spent together as a family in better times. Rest easy Dan, you were loved. It’s only fair winds and following seas now.







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