Edward Reckelhoff Sr., 91, St. Anthony

Edward F. Reckelhoff Sr., 91, St. Anthony, died at 4:55 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper.

He was born in St. Anthony on Sept. 26, 1922, to Henry and Elizabeth (Buechler) Reckelhoff. He married Emma Jacobs on June 7, 1944, in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. She died Jan. 6, 1970. He married Anna Mae Erny on May 22, 1971, in Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper. She died Feb. 18, 2014.  

Surviving are four daughters, Clara Mae Roshone and husband Jim of Pierre, S.D., Kathy Meyer and husband Larry and Joan Weyer and husband Jeff, both of Ferdinand, and Mary Voegerl and husband Gary of Jasper; 10 sons, Rich Reckelhoff and wife Joan, Clarence Reckelhoff and wife Sharon, Tom Reckelhoff and wife Phyllis, Leon Reckelhoff and wife Sue and Allen Reckelhoff and wife Toni, all of Jasper, Paul Reckelhoff and wife Laura, Eddie Reckelhoff Jr. and Chris Reckelhoff and wife Patty, all of St. Anthony, Donnie Reckelhoff and wife Pat of Schnellville and Matt Reckelhoff and wife Laura of Ferdinand; 36 grandchildren; and 39 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by five sisters, Minnie Schenetzke, Catherine Waninger, Rose Schwindel, Margaret Heeke and Matilda Loechte; two brothers; Gus and Othmar Reckelhoff; a great-grandchild; and a daughter-in-law, Carolyn Reckelhoff.

Mr. Reckelhoff was a lifetime farmer in the St. Anthony area and also was a claims agent for Celestine Mutual Fire Insurance. He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Jasper Knights of Columbus, Celestine Community Club, the St. Anthony and Schnellville conservation clubs and the St. Anthony Community Center. He enjoyed playing sheephead and dancing.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Anthony. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Becher & Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and after 9 a.m. Saturday at the church.  

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony Catholic Church or a favorite charity.

Condolences may be shared at www.becherkluesner.com.

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