Anna Mae Reckelhoff, 80, of St. Anthony, died Tuesday (February 18) at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. She was born in Jasper, February 2, 1934, to Edward and Christina (Blessinger) Erny. She married Edward F. Reckelhoff in 1971 at Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper.
Anna Mae was a homemaker and member of St. Anthony Catholic Church and its Christian Mothers Sodality. She enjoyed dancing, playing cards, crossword puzzles, and playing bingo.
Surviving are her husband, Edward F. Reckelhoff; two sons, Chris Reckelhoff and wife Patty, St. Anthony, and Matt Reckelhoff and wife Laura, Ferdinand; four step-daughters, Mae Roshone and husband Jim, Pierre, South Dakota, Kathy Meyer and husband Larry, and Joan Weyer and husband Jeff, all of Ferdinand, and Mary Voegerl and husband Gary, Jasper; eight step-sons, Rich Reckelhoff and wife Joanne, 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, and Eddie Reckelhoff, all of St. Anthony; and Donnie Reckelhoff and wife Pat, Schnellville; five grandchildren, 31 step-grandchildren; 39 step-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mildred Erny, Margaret Eckerle and husband Donald, and Betty Reynolds and husband Michael, all of Jasper; and two brothers, Harold Erny and wife Mildred, and Sylvester Erny and wife Pat, all of Jasper.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, two sisters, Mary ,Alice Schuetter and Helen Hochgesang, three brothers, Vincent J., Robert L., and Richard A. Erny, one step great-grandson, Matthew Wood, and one step-daughter-in-law, Carolyn Reckelhoff.
Funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Anthony with burial following in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and one hour before services at the church. The Christian Mothers will pray a rosary at 1:45 p.m. Friday. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony Catholic Church, the Alzheimer’s Association, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.