Edward F. Reckelhoff, Sr., 91, St. Anthony

Edward ReckelhoffEdward F. Reckelhoff Sr., 91, of St. Anthony, died Tuesday (March 25) at St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper. He was born in St. Anthony September 26, 1922, to Henry and Elizabeth (Buechler) Reckelhoff. His first marriage was to Emma Jacobs June 7, 1944, in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. She died January 6, 1970. His second marriage was to Anna Mae Erny May 22, 1971, at Precious Blood Catholic Church in Jasper. She died February 18, 2014.

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

Surviving are four daughters, Clara Mae Roshone and husband Jim, Pierre, South Daktoa, Kathy Meyer and husband Larry, Ferdinand, Joan Weyer and husband Jeff, Ferdinand, and Mary Voegerl and husband Gary, Jasper; ten sons, Rich Reckelhoff and his 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, and Chris Reckelhoff and wife Patty, all of St. Anthony, Donnie Reckelhoff and wife Pat, Schnellville, and Matt Reckelhoff and wife Laura, Ferdinand; 36 grandchildren, and 39 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and two wives, 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, one great-grandson, Matthew Wood, and one daughter-in-law, Carolyn Reckelhoff.

Funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony Catholic Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Friends may call fromĀ  2-8 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and one hour before services at church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony Catholic Church, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com.

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