Keith A. Recker, 54, St. Anthony

Keith ReckerKeith A. Recker, 54, of St. Anthony, died Thursday (August 24) at his home. He was born in Huntingburg December 31, 1962, to David Sr. and Beatrice (Braunecker) Recker. He married Wanda Fleck October 22, 1983, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.

Keith retired from Jasper Engines and Transmissions where he worked for 35 years. He was a member of Divine Mercy Parish – St. Anthony Campus, where he served on the parish finance committee and parish council and as an usher. He was also a member of ABATE and the St. Anthony Community Center, where he served as past director for six years. He had a passion for riding motorcycles, especially his Harley Davidson, helping others, and spending time with his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Wanda Recker; three daughters, Ashley Schwenk and husband Chad, Dale, Natalie Kamman and husband Nathan, Huntingburg, and Krista Thomas and husband Josh, St. Meinrad; four grandchildren, Lexie and Makenzie Kamman and Grayson and Lawson Schwenk; his parents, David Sr. and Beatrice Recker, St. Anthony; his mother-in-law, Nora Fleck, Kyana; his step-grandmother, Carolyn Braunecker, Jasper; one sister, Trish Hoffman and husband Jeff, Jasper; and two brothers, David Recker Jr., St. Anthony, and Mark Recker and wife Lois, Dubois.

He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Ralph Fleck, maternal grandparents, Anthony and Elizabeth Braunecker, and paternal grandparents, Leo and Marie Recker.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and from 9-10 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony Church. St. Anthony Parish will pray a rosary at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Divine Mercy Parish, the St. Anthony Community Center, the St. Anthony Volunteer Fire Department, the I.U. Simon Cancer Center or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Anthony Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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