Randy Reckling, age 66, of Philip, S.D., died Monday, May 26, 2014, at the Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Randy was born September 26, 1947, in Philip, S.D., 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 U.S. 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, Wash., his two daughters, Kimberly Harper and her husband, Sage, and their three children of New Market, Md., and Sanna Rock and her husband, Brandon, and their three children of Long Valley; a brother, Steve Reckling and his wife, Teddi, of Lincoln, Neb.; 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.
Visitation will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at the American Legion Hall in Philip.
Graveside services with military rites will be held Friday, May 30, at 11:30 p.m. at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.
Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.