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Michael H. Recker

May 15, 1958 — June 18, 2019

Michael H. Recker

Michael H. Recker, 61, of rural New Washington, Ohio died Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at his residence.

He was born May 15, 1958 in Lima to the late Virgil and Mary Agnes (Knueven) Recker and graduated from Kalida High School in 1976. He worked in trucking and farming, most recently for Barr-Nunn Trucking, driving all over the eastern United States and enjoying the time with his companion in life, work, and happiness, Michele K. (Schomaeker) Recker. They were married in 1987 and she preceded him in death on May 2, 2018. He sorely missed her love and companionship.

Mike will be remembered as a simple man who loved the quietness of country life. He took recent interest in woodworking and self-sustained farming and living. He enjoyed listening to country music at home and over the road and dearly loved his large family and their gatherings.

Mike will be missed by his sons, Sam Recker and Jack Recker; stepson, Jeremy Frey; siblings, Jane (Fred) Schnipke, Ron (Donna) Recker, Judy (Steve) Rosengarden, Kathy (“Pork”) Ellerbrock, Sandy (Roger) Fuerst, Eileen (Carl) Schroeder, Ruth (Bob) Ellerbrock, Nick (Terri) Recker, Connie (Mike) Schmitz, Rick (Marge) Recker, Denny (Kathy) Recker, and Steve (Sue) Recker; along with many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, Mike was preceded in death by infant siblings, Danny and Mary Recker.

Friends are invited to gather with the Recker family on Saturday, June 29 from 2-5 pm to celebrate Mike’s life at VFW Post 9142, 212 W. 2nd St. in Ottawa, Ohio.

Memorial contributions can be made payable to American Cancer Society or a charity of the donor’s choice and given through Wise Funeral Service, 129 W Warren St, Bucyrus, Ohio 44820. Memories and photos can be shared on Mike’s Tribute Wall.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Michael H. Recker, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, June 29, 2019

2:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

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