Katherine “Kate” Reckelhoff, 63, Celestine

Kate Reckelhoff editedKatherine “Kate” Reckelhoff, 63, of Celestine died Sunday (July 7) at the home of a daughter, Amber Reckelhoff, in Shoals.

She was born November 11, 1949, in Otwell, to Robert and Stella (Fowler) Garland. She married Ronald “Red” Reckelhoff January 5, 1974, in St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Anthony.

Kate was a graduate of Ireland High School Class of 1968. She worked with her husband in the Reckelhoff Construction Company. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg. She enjoyed cooking ,gardening and collecting angels and raising chickens.

Surviving are her husband, Ronald “Red” Reckelhoff; one son, Casey J. Reckelhoff and his wife Dana, Jasper; three daughters, Dawn Kersteins, Celestine, Amber Reckelhoff, Shoals, and Heather Hasenour and her husband Jeremy, Huntingburg; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Peggy Price and her husband Jeff, Otwell, and Barbara Schmidt and her husband Steven, Jasper; two brothers, John Fowler and his wife Diana, Otwell, and Robbie Garland, Jasper.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Judy Rhodes, and two brothers, Mark and Jesse Garland.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Huntingburg with burial to follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children Hospital.

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