The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

April 23, 2012

Frederick H. Reckman

Clinton Herald

CLINTON — July 30, 1921 - April 20, 2012

Frederick H. Reckman, age 90, of Clinton, passed away on Friday, April 20, 2012, at Mercy Living Center South. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25, at the Pape Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Honorary casket bearers will be his grandchildren.

Fred was born in Clinton on July 30, 1921, the son of Peter and Hedwig (Burde) Reckman. He served with the U.S. Navy on a minesweeper in the South Pacific during World War II. Fred married Beverly Reed on January 4, 1947, in Clinton. He was employed with Brandt Auto (later Heritage Motors) for over 30 years. He retired in 1982. He was a member of Chancy Lutheran Church. Fred enjoyed spending time with his family, picnics, woodworking, gardening, listening to music and fishing. He was a lifelong Chicago Cub fan.

Fred is survived by his wife, Beverly; seven children: Nancy (Ray) Kappes of Waco, TX, Duane (Linda) Reckman of Sherwood, AK, Thomas (Julie) Reckman of Clinton, Diane ({Pat) Luckritz of Clinton, Karen (Mike) Schmidt of Cabot, AK, Ronald Reckman of Fayetteville, NC and Michael (Beth) Reckman of Davenport; 19 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, David (Audrey) Reckman of Pharr, TX.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Fred; a daughter, Sandra; a grandson Eric; and three sisters, Margaret, Eleanor and Dorothy.

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Death date: April 20, 2012