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

Robert was born Dec. 28, 1936, in Cresco, Iowa, to Viola (Reinhardt) and Edward Reicks.

He graduated from Cresco High School in 1955. On Oct. 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 in 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 a school bus driver. In 1989 Bob and Grace moved to Bella Vista, Ark., 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, Spillville, Iowa, and 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 will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, at 11 a.m. at St. Columban Catholic Church in Preston. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service. Celebration of life to follow at the Serviceman's Club in Preston. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.