Donald P. Reck – Winthrop

Donald P. Reck, 91, of Winthrop, Iowa, died on Sunday evening, June 6, 2021 at the Buchanan County Health Center, Independence.

Funeral Service: 10:30 A.M. Friday, June 11, 2021 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Independence, with Rev. Josh Schunk officiating.
Visitation: 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Thursday and for one hour before the service on Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Independence.
Fawcett-Schmitz Funeral Home, Winthrop, is assisting the family.
Interment: Fremont Township Cemetery, rural Winthrop, Iowa.
Condolences may be directed to the Don Reck Family, 315 West Kennedy Street, Winthrop, Iowa 50682.
Online obituary at

Donald Paul Reck was born on March 12, 1930 in Independence, Iowa, the son of Paul & Mary (Cook) Reck. Don graduated from Winthrop High School. He served stateside in the U.S. Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict. Don was united in marriage to Helen Marie Jones on June 12, 1953 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Independence, Iowa. Helen and Don were blessed with three children: Steve, Doug and Jan. They farmed northeast of Winthrop, raising cattle, hogs and row crops. Don was honored to receive the Buchanan County Master Pork Producer Award. They built their home in Winthrop in 1993 where they lived their retirement years.

Don was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Independence, the Winthrop American Legion, Farm Bureau, Buffalo Creek Golf Course and a couple’s card club for over 50 years. He enjoyed watching sporting events, especially the ones that his children and grandchildren participated in, as well as the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Chicago Cubs. Don also enjoyed fishing trips to Canada.

Don is survived by his 3 Children: Steve (Sally) Reck of Marion,
Doug (LuAnn) Reck of Winthrop &
Jan (Rob) Turner of Independence;
7 Grandchildren: Amanda (Matt) Thoendel, Kirsten (Justin) Robertshaw, Andrew (Jeni) Reck, Ben (Amy) Reck, Randy (Nicole) Reck, Nathan (Katie) Reck and Janson Turner;
12 Great Grandchildren: Liz, Izzy & Hazel Thoendel;
Lincoln & Lena Robertshaw;
Hunter Schulte, Riley Reck, Owen Reck, Gavin Reck;
Piper & Paisley Reck &
Bode Reck and
Nieces & Nephews.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, wife: Helen on January 23, 2011 and a brother: Harlan Reck.


Back to top button