Published 12:01 am Friday, August 11, 2017
David Paul Reckard was born Dec. 30, 1939, in Madelia to Charles and Mariam (Strickler) Reckard. David lived and worked on a farm in Aitkin, where he met and married Lois Jean Winterowd on July 3, 1959, in Garrison. They had four children: Vickie, Gloria, Harvey and Eugene. Lois died in July 1983. On Aug. 8, 1986, he married Barbara Johnson.
He worked for Nash Finch Company for over 35 years. He lived in Mankato; Winona; Dubuque, Iowa: Albert Lea; Muscatine, Iowa; Mountain Home, Arkansas; Faribault; and Rogers. Dave died at the age of 77 at The Wellstead of Rogers in Rogers.
He is preceded in death by an infant sister; his parents; his wife, Lois; and nephew, Paul Poppenhagen.
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He leaves behind his sister, Marge (Jim) Poppenhagen of Princeton; his brother, John (Dorothy) Reckard of Mountain Home; and his children, Vickie (Wayne) Holbeck of Corcoran, Gloria (Mark) Larsen of Edgeley, North Dakota, Harvey (Sue) Reckard of Menomonie, Wisconsin, and Eugene (fiance, Dawn Palm-Leis) Reckard of LaCrosse, Wisconsin. He leaves behind six grandchildren, Andrew (Sarah) Reckard, Brad (Kristen) Jones, Kim (Darin) Ziemer, Laura (Andrew) Dietsche, Travis Jones, Nathan (Paige) Reckard, Kaitlin Palm-Leis and Kristjen Palm-Leis. He also has five great-grandchildren, Adam, Alexis, Abigail, Caden and Troy, along with several nieces, nephews and their children.
A celebration of Dave’s life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church, 702 Highway 69 S in Albert Lea. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. The Rev. John Mitchem will officiate. Burial will be immediately following the service at Hillcrest Cemetery in Albert Lea.