Marie Recker

Oct. 6, 1926 — May 14, 2017


Marie Recker, 90, of Algona, passed away on May 14, 2017, at Windsor Manor in Algona. Mass of the Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday at St. Benedict Catholic Church, with Rev. Peter Nguyen celebrating. Burial will be in St. Benedict Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m., Wednesday at Lentz Funeral Home in Algona, with a 7 p.m., Rosary.

Marie Amelia Recker, the daughter of Leo and Emma (Elsbecker) Hellman, was born on Oct. 6, 1926, in Bancroft.  She attended St. John’s School in Bancroft.  On June 28, 1948, Marie married Alvin Recker at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bancroft. Marie enjoyed spending time with her family, playing cards with the Round Robin Club, music, dancing, gardening, raising flowers, crocheting and making quilts, which she made many of. She was a member of St. Benedict Catholic Church, St. Benedict Guild, Catholic Daughters of America and Round Robin Card Club.

Left to cherish Marie’s memory is her children, William Recker of St. Charles, Ill., Ronald (Carol) Recker of Maple Park, Ill., Gary (Deb) Recker of LuVerne, Marilyn (Raymond) Recker Riley of Woodbury, Minn., Dean Recker of Nashville, Tenn. and Darrel (Betty) Recker of Ypsilanti, Mich.; five grandchildren and brothers, Albert Hellman of Bancroft and Dennis Hellman of Bancroft. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son in infancy, Donald Recker; husband, Alvin in 2010; brothers, Elmer, Arnold, Clarence and Art Hellman; sisters, Louise Hellman & Sr. Irene Hellman OSF and daughter-in-law, Teresa Recker.

Condolences may be left at

Kossuth County Advance

14 E. Nebraska St.

Algona, IA 50511  

Phone: (515) 295-3535

Fax: (515) 295-7217

Comment Here