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H. Dean Reckard

January 22, 1924March 1, 2021
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H. Dean Reckard, 97 of Huntington passed away on Monday, March 1, 2021 at Heritage Pointe of Huntington. Dean was a 1942 graduate of Huntington Township High School. He served his country in the United States Navy from 1943 – 1945 on the USS Amesbury DE-66 escort in the North Atlantic for 18 months, one year on the USS Klondike in the Pacific. He was a Machinist Mate 3rd Class and was involved in the first seven days of the Normandy Invasion – D Day. Dean worked his entire life as a mechanic. He worked as a mechanic for 10 years at Reckards Truck Repair and 21 years on contract with the Huntington County Community School Corporation as a bus repair mechanic. He was a member of New Hope United Brethren in Christ Church. Dean loved to fish and was a very talented woodworker. He and his wife Elsie wintered in Mission, Texas for 20 years. He was a member of the Indiana Winnebago Club.

Dean was born on January 22, 1924 in Huntington, the son of the late Walter and Flora (Rupley) Reckard.

He was united in marriage to Elsie M. Wine on December 23, 1943 at the Huntington Church of the Brethren. They were married 77 years.

Survivors include his wife: Elsie Reckard of Huntington; two daughters: Kay (Doug) Beaver of Huntington, Dee (Gary) Montel of North Manchester; 9 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Dean was preceded in death by two sons: Ken and Hal Reckard; two sisters: Marjorie Walker, Beatrice Wampler; a brother: Meredith Reckard and a granddaughter: Churie Owen.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 7, 2021 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Myers Funeral Home Huntington Chapel, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington with funeral service to follow the visitation at 3:00 pm. We will be following the CDC’s and Indiana’s guidelines for Mask's, Social Distancing and Social Gathering Limits.

Private interment will be at the Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

Memorial donations can be made out to Huntington Senior Center in care of Myers Funeral Home, 2901 Guilford Street, Huntington, IN 46750.

  • FAMILY

  • Elsie M. (Wine) Reckard, Wife
  • Kay & Doug Beaver, Daughter and Son-in-law
  • Dee & Gary Montel, Daughter and Son-in-law
  • Walter & Flora (Rupley) Reckard, Parents (deceased)
  • Ken Reckard, Son (deceased)
  • Hal Reckard, Son (deceased)
  • Beatrice Wampler, Sister (deceased)
  • Marjorie Walker, Sister (deceased)
  • Meredith Reckard, Brother (deceased)
  • Churie Owen, Granddaughter (deceased)
  • Nine grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Barth Montel, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Cory Reckard, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Scott Reckard, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Krofton Owen, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Coleton Wilkins, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jered Reckard, Honorary Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Huntington Senior Center

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Sunday, March 7, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, March 7, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Private Interment

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H. Dean Reckard

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Terry Scher

March 7, 2021

To Dean's family and friends my thoughts and prayers are with you.
I always enjoyed Dean coming through my checkout at Wal-Mart.
Terry

Dan Wine

March 4, 2021

I remember going to their cottage at the lake when. I was a kid.Had so much fun fishing and swimming.Dean's son Ken was one of my favorite cousins. The smell of lava soap always bring back the memory of that cottage.

Lori Carson

March 3, 2021

Uncle Dean was an amazing man. I still remember him teaching mom and I how to water ski. God Bless.

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