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Joan I. Reckelhoff, 67, St. Anthony

Joan ReckelhoffJoan I. Reckelhoff, 67, of St. Anthony, died Monday (July 31) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Huntingburg June 13, 1950, to Norbert and Delores (Uebelhor) Auffart. She married Dan Reckelhoff August 21, 1971, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ireland.

Joan was a 1968 graduate of Ireland High School She received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and her master’s degree in education from Indiana State University. She was a professor of business at Vincennes University Jasper Campus for 35 years. She was a member of Divine Mercy Parish – St. Anthony Campus and the St. Anthony Christian Mothers. She enjoyed reading, spending time with her children, traveling, and going to the casino.

She is survived by her husband, Dan Reckelhoff; one daughter, Judy Reckelhoff and husband Mike Hulett, Woodbridge, Virginia; three sons, Steve Reckelhoff and wife Megan, Brownsburg, Kevin Reckelhoff and wife Lori, Houston, Texas, and Jamie Reckelhoff and wife Paige Dufour, Noblesville; her mother, Delores Auffart, Huntingburg; three sisters, Margie Staten and husband Bill, Ladoga, Marilyn Kunkler, Charlestown, and Susie Brown and husband, Bob, Taswell; and one brother, Al Auffart and wife Marti, Cutler.

She was preceded in death by her father, Norbert Auffart, two brothers-in law, Tim Kunkler and Tom Reckelhoff, and two nephews, Brian Reckelhoff and Jason Kunkler.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and from 9-10 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Church. A rosary will be prayed at 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Divine Mercy Parish or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral Services at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Church followed by burial in the church cemetery.

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