Mary Recker, 82, formerly of Lohrville, IA passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City. A visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lohrville. Celebrant will be Father Lynn Bruch and burial in Evergreen Cemetery. A visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City and the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein are assisting the family.
Mary Ann (Krause) Recker was born on October 29, 1934 in Carroll, Iowa to Joseph and Mathilda (Friemel) Krause. After graduating high school in 1953 she attended UNI for a year. On September 1, 1955 Mary married LaVerne Jacobsen and to this union three children were born. LaVerne died in 1977. Throughout the years Mary worked as an apartment manager in Arizona, volunteered as a teacher’s associate, and she taught quilting. On June 30, 1995 Mary married Larry Recker at Sacred Heart Church in Oelwein where they made their home. Mary enjoyed her family, gardening and flowers.
Mary is survived by her husband Larry Recker of Oelwein, son Norman (Jaclyn) Jacobsen of Mesa, AZ, daughters Carmen (Terry) Schamel of Lohrville and Sandy, 4 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her stepson Mark (Nichole) Recker, stepdaughters Julie (Mark) Bundy and Connie (John) Meyer, 6 step-grandchildren and sister Norma Jean (Helmut) Maiwald of Lohrville. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband LaVerne Jacobsen, and two sisters in infancy.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left for SMCH Hospice.