Dennis Julius Recker, 61, of Dubuque formerly of Manchester, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in an automobile accident near Epworth. He was born October 11, 1952, in Manchester, Iowa, the son of Julius and Dolores (Lueck) Recker. Dennis was raised and educated at St. Mary Catholic School through 8th grade and graduated from West Delaware High School in 1971. He attended Automotive and Diesel Mechanic School in Cedar Rapids.
Dennis worked at John Deere in Dubuque after his schooling for a few years and then farmed with his brothers until 1985. He was employed by the Dubuque Telegraph Herald as a Rural Route Contractor for the last 23 years.
He enjoyed working on cars, riding his motorcycle, farming, watching football on T.V. and was an avid collector of miniature John Deere tractors.
Survivors include his nine brothers, Richard of Delhi, Gary (Virginia) of Manchester, Merle (Susan) of Gillette, Wyoming, Mark (Debra) of Manchester, Michael (Judy) of Earlville, Robert (Debra) of Strawberry Point, Jeff (Julie) of Marion, Steven (Christine) of Iowa Falls, and David (Jodi) of Lancaster, Wisconsin; five sisters, Diane (Jerry) Rolwes of Farley, Susan (Dennis) Stephan of Freeport, Illinois, Mary Jane (Steve) Michaels of St. Ansgar, Nancy (Mike) Brannon of Parkersburg, and Denise (Michael) Pirc of Dyersville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents, Julius, in 1997, Dolores, in 2000; his brother, Kevin in 2012, and his sister-in-law, Jean Ann Recker in 2014.
Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-mullerfh.com.
Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 a.m. on Monday, May 12, 2014, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Manchester. Officiating: Rev. Joseph Schneider.
Visitation: 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 11, 2014, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester where there will be a 3:00 p.m. Scripture Service. Visitation will also be from 9:30 a.m. until service time at the church on Monday.
Interment: St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Manchester.
Casket Bearers: Brian Recker Jamie Recker Tim Recker Tom Recker Adam Recker Tony Recker Austin Pirc Derek Recker Joseph Recker