Oscar J. Reckelhoff, 91

Oscar ReckelhoffOscar J. Reckelhoff, 91, died Friday (January 31) at the Loogootee Nursing Center in Loogootee. He was born in Celestine to Herman and Mathilda (Schnell) Reckelhoff.

Oscar was a retired farmer in the Hall Creek Bottom near Celestine. He also operated the Twin Valley Lunch Service for many years, and enjoyed working with his cattle.

Surviving are one daughter, Linda Harding and husband Dave, St. Anthony; two sons, Ronald (Red) Reckelhoff, Celestine, and Richard Reckelhoff, Bretzville; five grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sally Davis, Columbus, Georgia, and Lorena Burke, St. Anthony; two brothers, Frank Reckelhoff, Jasper, and Roman Reckelhoff, Cincinnati.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Louise Lasche, Veronica Koch, Emma Hovelkamp, and Adeline Seger.

Funeral services at 11 a.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper with burial following in the Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum. Friends may call at 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home prior to the service.

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