Omer G. Rieckers, 90, Brownstown, died at 3:48 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at his residence surrounded by his family.
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He was born Feb. 25, 1922 in Jackson County to the late Clarence and Rose (Krumme) Rieckers. He had married the former Wilma Auffenberg and Mary English, both of whom preceded him in death. He also married the former Nora Brown, and she survives in Brownstown.
Mr. Rieckers was a lifelong member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Sauers. He served his country as a technical sergeant in World War II from 1944 to 1946. He also worked as a construction worker, salesman, and farmer.
Omer enjoyed pulling horses, as well as announcing for horse pulls for 64 years. He was also an avid hunter. He was a former member of the Jackson County Fair Board. He was also an active member of the Crothersville VFW Post 1083 and Brownstown American Legion.
Other survivors include two sons, Randall (Deloris) Rieckers of Brownstown and Roger (Tammy) Rieckers of Georgetown; four daughters, Diane (Phil) Darlage of Seymour, Carolyn (Glenn) Benter of Seymour, Judy (Don, Jr.) Myers of Seymour, and Kay (Randy) Ude of Brownstown; three stepsons, Kendall Brown of Atoka, Tenn., Grant (Sandy) Brown of Versailles, and William English of Virginia; five stepdaughters, Deidre Tranter of Cherokee, N.C., Jodi Brown of Osgood, Vickie Loyo of Seymour, Kathy Combs of Seymour, and Terri Montgomery of Franklin; two sisters, Dorothy Hischke of Columbus and Doloris (Norman) Eggersman of Seymour; sister-in-law, Beulah Pottschmidt of Seymour; 10 grandchildren; several step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Earl Rieckers; and brother-in-law, John Hischke.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Sauers, with Pastor Craig Muhlbach officiating. Burial will follow in St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Sauers, with military honors presented by Crothersville VFW Post 1083.
Friends may call from 4 until 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc., Brownstown, and from noon Wednesday until time of service at the church.
Memorials may be given to St. John's Lutheran Church, Sauers, or Schneck Medical Center Hospice.
Spurgeon Funeral Home, Inc., Brownstown, is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Jackson County Banner from Jan. 21 to Jan. 28, 2013