|Randy Reckling, age 66, of Philip, died Monday, May 26, 2014, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.|
|Memorial visitation will be held 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, May 29, at the American Legion Hall in Philip.
Military graveside rites by the Sturgis Honor Guard will be held 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 30, at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis wih Chaplain Dr. William J. Meirose officiating.Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.
His online guestbook is available at www.rushfuneralhome.com
Randy Reckling was born September 26, 1947 in Philip, South Dakota, the son of Alvin and Rosemary (Holecek) Reckling. He grew up in Philip and graduated from Philip High School in 1965.
As a young man he served in the US Army. After his discharge he made his home in the state of Washington.
Randy was united in marriage to Linda Johnson and to this union was born three children, Brian, Darin and Kimberly. The family made their home in Washington until 1981, when Randy moved back to Philip.
While in Philip, Randy and his two brothers, Bob and Steve took over the Reckling Hardware Store and the Furniture Store. Later they closed the Hardware Store and Randy operated the furniture store and laid carpet. He later closed the furniture store, but continued to lay carpet.
Randy was united in marriage to Kay Reckling, and he then adopted her daughter, Sanna. They made their home in Philip. Randy continued to lay carpet until health reasons forced his retirement in 2012.
Grateful for having shared his life are his son, Brian Reckling and his wife, Erica and their three children of Lake Tapps, Washington; his two daughters, Kimberly Harper and her husband, Sage, and their three children of New Market, Maryland and Sanna Rock and her husband, Brandon and their three children of Long Valley, SD; a brother, Steve Reckling and his wife Teddi of Lincoln, Nebraska; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Randy was preceded in death by his son Darin as a child; his parents, Alvin and Rosemary; and a brother, Robert “Bob” Reckling.
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