Robert Reicks
Robert Reicks
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

can steal.