Carl Reidler

Obituary of Carl Robert Reidler

Carl Robert Reidler, 80, of Shamokin, PA, passed away on June 3, 2020. He was the husband of Brenda S. (DeBoard) Reidler, with whom he shared 16 years of marriage.

Born in Lavelle, PA, on January 26, 1940, Carl was the son of the late Ralph and Margaret (Freed) Reidler.

Carl joined the United States Army in 1957, where he honorably served our country for over 16 years. His military service tours included two tours in Germany and one tour in Vietnam.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Markus Reidler, husband of Lisa J. Foy, Tucson, AZ; his daughter, Leah J. Reidler, Hernando, FL; his grandchildren, Jennifer E. Reidler-Patrico, Florissant, MO, Brian M. Reidler, Steelville, MO, Karlie D. Arntz, Muskegon, MI, Jenny L. Reidler, Hernando, FL, and Shannon J. Zimmerman, Ormond Beach, FL; his brother, Charles E. Reidler Sr., Pottstown, PA; his stepchildren, Brenda, Loretta, and Fred; and eight great-grandchildren and step-grandchildren.

He is predeceased by his siblings, Ralph “Buddy” W. Reidler, Edith “Dolly” L. Mitchell, and Kathrine H. Kancianic.

A viewing will take place on Monday, June 8, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464. A funeral service will follow at 6:00 p.m. Military honors will take place outside after the funeral service. Please note, masks and social distancing will be required at the viewing and funeral service. If you are unable to attend, please visit to view a webcast of Carl’s service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carl’s memory to