James L. Recker, 80, Ferdinand


James L. Recker, 80, of Ferdinand, died Saturday (November 14) at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand. He was born in Ireland January 8, 1935, to Raymond and Victoria (Kluemper) Recker.

James was a retired insurance agent. He was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Indiana University basketball and loved playing cards.

He is survived by two sons, Steve Recker, Jasper, and Terry Recker, Evansville; three daughters, Maria Denning and husband Steve and Debbie Ramirez and husband Ron, all of Ferdinand, and Kelli Witsman and husband Brian, Lanesville; two sisters, Darlene Dilger and husband Jim, Ferdinand, and Janice Gogel and husband Charlie, Jasper; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Rick Recker, one sister, Marjorie Jahn, one brother, Patrick Recker and a sister who died infancy, Susan Recker.

Friends may call from 8-9 a.m. Saturday, November 28, at St. Henry Catholic Church. A memorial service will follow at 9 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in the St. Ferdinand Church cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.


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