Betty Lou Reckner, age 93, of Marshfield entered eternal life into the waiting arms of her Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, March 14, 2021. She lived a long, full, and eventful life and is now with family, friends and loved ones who passed before her.
Funeral services will be held at Hansen-Schilling Funeral Home, 1010 East Veterans Parkway, Marshfield, on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. with Reverend Andrew Belt officiating. Burial will immediately follow in Immanuel Lutheran Church Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Mark and Jeffrey Bryant, Shawn, Hunter, Justin, Jonathon, Jason and Jacob Reckner, and Jesse Poppy. Visitation for family and friends will be one hour before the time of service at the funeral home. Masks and social distancing will be required for the visitation and service.
Betty was born on January 30, 1928 in Milwaukee, WI to Lorraine (Miller) Niemann. She married Gene Reckner on June 14, 1947. The couple owned and operated a dairy farm at Route 1, Spencer for six years and then moved to Marshfield. They enjoyed 34 years of marriage together until Gene’s death on April 10, 1982.
Betty worked various places during her life besides being a housewife/mother. She worked at the Marshfield Canning Company, Figi’s, Weyerhaeuser, various cleaning jobs, and a crossing guard.
She enjoyed gardening and her flowers. She could grow things others could not. She had a green thumb. Betty also liked to travel, taking several trips with her daughter Ione. They have been to Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, and most of the U.S.
She is survived by her children, Ione Reckner, Dennis (Dawn) Reckner, David (Alice) Reckner, Sharon (Randy) Bryant, Karen (Larry) Doering, Larry (Theresa) Reckner, and Monica (Jim) Poppy, daughter-in-law, Kathy Reckner, a sister Lois (Ed) Mauer, 17 grandchildren, one step grandchild, 13 great-grandchildren, and one step great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her husband Gene, a son Edwin Reckner, and a brother Henry Niemann.
The family would like to thank Country Terrace in Stratford and St. Croix Hospice staff for their attentive and kind caring for Betty.
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