Helga G. Recksiek

August 8, 1929June 15, 2013
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Beloved Mother, Grandmother, great Grandmother and friend Helga G. Recksiek, 83, passed away June 15, 2013 at Cottonwood Creek Senior Living She was born August 8, 1929 in Herne Germany to Andreas Gaertner and Emma Jebram. She married Werner Recksiek on October 19, 1949 in Bielefeld Germany; later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Helga endured a difficult childhood, as she lived through World War II in her hometown of Herne. After she married Werner they immigrated to America in 1950 and established the Mount Olympus Clock Shop in 1959 where she worked at her husband's side until his death. Helga remained a widow for 26 years. She loved her family dearly and was a devoted friend to many and will be sorely missed by them. Helga was a faithful member of the LDS Church and worked for many years in the Family Record Extraction. She is now at peace, relieved from her pain and suffering and experiencing incomprehensible joy with the long awaited reunion with her eternal companion, Werner and her eldest daughter Marian. We will truly miss her and with all of our hearts bid her "Auf Wiedersehen". Helga is preceded in death by her husband, Parents, Brother Reinhard Gaertner, and daughter Marian Sutherland. She is survived by two daughters Christine (Earl) Prisk of Salt lake City, Utah and Anita (Andy) Mjolhus of Killdeer, North Dakota, 8 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Brighton Hospice for their devoted care, with special thanks to "Lori" her personal nurse, and to her many friends at Cottonwood Creek with special thanks to "Emily, Lisa, and Ben". Funeral services will be held Wednesday June 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Little Cottonwood 16th Ward 6350 South Rodeo Lane. A viewing will be held at Wasatch lawn Mortuary on Tuesday June 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM and 1 hour prior to the service.


  • Visitation Tuesday, June 18, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, June 19, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Helga G. Recksiek

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June 26, 2013

She was even a great mother-in-law!
Rich Sutherland, son-in-law

Alisa -Brighton Hospice CNA

June 20, 2013

Thank you for allowing me to care for your mother the last few months of her life. She's already greatly missed. I'm sorry I wasn't able to make it to the services, my condolences go out to you and your wonderful family. A big thanks again to Stephanie who was a huge help the last week. I really appreciate your help and hope you all are doing ok at this difficult time.


June 19, 2013

Christine, Anita, & Family...was so sorry to hear of the passing of your many memories from my childhood as we were friends and trying to handle the challenges of growing up...She is in a better place now...Bless you all...

Elizabeth Rose

June 19, 2013

What a wonderful loving woman. She was so kind & good to everyone. My father (William Sutherland) thought the world of her & Marian. We lost him September 3, 2011. When he was alive they talked frequently & I also got to visit with her on the phone. She will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. God Bless your family at this difficult time. What a wonderful reunion in heaven with her husband & daughter.

Chris Gaertner

June 18, 2013

My condolences to your family and at the same time a celebration of her life. She deserves to be at peace now and be reunited with her loved ones as you all will be one day. She was a very special lady and I feel blessed to have known her. Love Chris

Steve Craven

June 18, 2013

Anita and family -

My deepest sympathy and condolences on your mother's passing. May you feel great comfort and solace in knowing how many live she and your father affected in their lives.

Beverly Lewis

June 18, 2013

When my mother came to live with us due to advanced age Helga was one of the first persons she made friends with. Mother always loved her. Our family was always thankful for her friendship to us as well as to our mother. She was a wonderful person and example to everyone.

Tara Bohmbach

June 18, 2013

God Bless all of you during this time of loss. Steph I'm here for u always and I'm so glad u got to be with you loving Oma during her final days with us here. Peace and comfort to tour family

June 18, 2013

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief. We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. We're sending a hug from afar.Were thinking of you. Paul and Dana(AKA) Gracie and Danielle Cleveland

DeAnn Zander

June 18, 2013

Prayer's to Anita,Jen and Steph and extended Families...Love you and Praying God to lift you up and Carry you through this difficult time.