Reckner, Jolene M.
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Jolene M. Reckner, 64, passed away peacefully at her home in Pinedale, WY, Thursday evening August 30, 2012, with her husband at her side.
Jo was born November 7, 1947, in Carroll, Iowa to Leo and Alvera Soppe. She was the first of eight children. She graduated from Pittsville, Wisconsin High School in 1965 and LPN nursing school in Stevens Point, WI in 1969. She married Ron Reckner on January 30, 1971 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, March Rapids (Stratford), Wisconsin. Jo and Ron lived in Marshfield and Stevens Point, WI; Primghar, Spirit Lake and Dubuque, IA; and Douglas, Laramie and Pinedale, WY. Son Lee was born in Primghar, IA and now lives in Louisville, KY with his wife Michelle and son Wynn. Daughter Ann was born in Dubuque, IA and now lives in Albuquerque, NM.
Jo was devoted to family and her nursing patience. She enjoyed fishing, hunting, quilting, traveling with Ron, cooking and all sorts of puzzles.
She is survived by her husband Ron; son Lee; daughter Ann; mother Alvera; sisters Liana, Donna, Bonny, Sharon and Ruby; and brother Keith. She is preceded in death by her father and brother Dale.
Her wishes were to be cremated and a memorial funeral service will be held Thursday September 6th at 10:30 AM at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Pinedale. Services will be conducted by Rev. Kevin Rose. A service will also be held at a later date at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, March Rapids by Rev. Robert Romberg.
Memorial contributions in Jo's memory can be made to the Pregnancy Resource Center, P.O. Box 1729, Pinedale, WY 82941.
Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Sept. 5, 2012