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Robert Reicks

Mon, Feb 4th, 2013
Posted in Preston Obituaries

Robert Reicks, 76 of Preston, Minn., passed away peacefully on Saturday February 2, 2013, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Rushford, Minn.

Robert was born on December 28, 1936, in Cresco, Iowa to Viola (Reinhardt) and Edward Reicks. He graduated from Cresco High School in 1955. On Ocober 11, 1958, he married Grace (McCabe) in Harmony. They moved to Des Moines, Iowa, where he worked in a meat packing facility. In 1964, they moved to Minneiska, Minn., where he was a meat cutter. In 1965, he moved to Preston, where he operated the locker plant. Then he worked at Chatfield at Drew’s Frozen Foods and Huckstadts and then returned to Preston to work at Dahl’s IGA Food Liner, operate the B&B Olympic Bowl, work at Gehling Auction Co., and become the school bus driver. In 1989, Bob and Grace moved to Bella Vista, Arkansas where he was employed by Walmart. After Grace’s death in 2003, Bob returned to Preston and continued to work at Walmart as a greeter until 2011. Bob enjoyed playing cards, puzzles, going to casinos, and visiting with friends.

Bob is survived by children Kevin (Lisa) Reicks, Kelly (Robert) Doherty, Kurt (Brenda) Reicks, and Kimberly (David) Black; two sisters, Joanne (Jim) Fisher of Spillville, Iowa; Sharon (Carroll) Gossman of Canton, Minn.; three brothers, Gene (Peggy) Reicks of Spillville, Iowa; Donnie Reicks of Belmond, Iowa; Keith (Nadine) Reicks of Lourdes, Iowa; seven grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Saturday, February 9 at St. Columban Catholic Church in Preston. Celebration of life followed at the Servicemen’s Club in Preston. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

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