KEMPER HALL OF FAME

Mr. Archie P. Reichel

While at Kemper, Mr. Reichel taught English and occasionally history. Many Kemper Old Boys remember him as an intra-mural basketball coach and referee.  Mr. Reichel earned his degree in education from Central Missouri State University at Warrensburg.  All his life he taught young people and set a high example for those he touched.  He also taught at the Missouri State School for Boys prior to coming to Kemper and was well known in the Boonville community as an American Family Insurance representative.

Each year in the spring. Archie would host a group of Kemper cadets at his home for a barbeque style cookout. This simple act cemented a deep affection between many cadets and the Reichel family. He was patient, caring, thoughtful and loved teaching. He could often be seen having coffee with cadets during breaks in the daily routine.