Robert Reicks, 76
Thursday, February 14, 2013 4:03 AM
Robert Reicks, 76, of Preston, Minn., died peacefully on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, at Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Rushford, Minn.
Robert Reicks was born on 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 Huckstadt's and then returned to Preston to work at
Dahl's IGA Food Liner, operated the B&B Olympic Bowl, worked at Gehling
Auction Co., and became a school bus driver. In 1989 he and Grace moved
to Bella Vista, Ark., where he was employed by Walmart. After Grace's death
in 2003, he returned to Preston and continued to work at Walmart as a
greeter until 2011. He enjoyed playing cards, puzzles, going to casinos and
visiting with friends.
Bob is survived by children, Kevin (Lisa), Kelly (Robert) Doherty, Kurt
(Brenda), and Kimberly (David) Black; two sisters, Joanne (Jim) Fisher,
Spillville of Iowa, and Sharon (Carroll) Gossman of Canton; three brothers,
Gene (Peggy) of Spillville, Iowa, Donnie, Belmond, Iowa, Keith (Nadine)
Lourdes, Iowa; seven grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, and six
A memorial service was held on Saturday, Feb. 9, at St. Columban
Catholic Church in Preston. A Celebration of Life followed at the
Serviceman's Club in Preston.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one