PORTAGEVILLE - Bernard W. Recker, 89, died Dec. 7, 2006, at his home.
Born Feb. 5, 1917, at Portageville, son of the late August and Francis Warneke Recker, he was a farmer and was chosen as Farmer of the Year in 1980. He served as chairman of the FHA and ASCS committees, was a member of St. Eustachius Catholic Church and the Holy Name Men's Club, and served as Grand Knight with the Knights of Columbus.
On Nov. 28, 1936, in Portageville, he married Dolores Gill who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: one son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Mary Recker of Portageville; one daughter and son-in-law, Rita and David Dressler of Springfield; three sisters, Jo Ann Eggiman, Rosemary Dacus and Tillie Boswell, all of Cape Girardeau; and 13 grandchildren, nine great-
grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
One son, Daniel Recker; one daughter-in-law, Georgia Recker; three brothers; and five sisters preceded him in death.
Visitation is at 6 p.m. today at DeLisle Funeral Home in Portageville. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Eustachius Catholic Church. The Rev. Allen Saunders will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Portageville Cemetery.