David Michael Reckinger

David Michael Reckinger

August 2, 1975 – February 14, 2019

David M. Reckinger of Council Bluffs, IA, formerly of Omaha, died on Feb. 14, 2019.  He was preceded in death by his sister, Kathryn.  He is survived by his parents, Thomas Reckinger and Bea Terry; siblings: Sandy, Ida Marie, Caroljean, Steven, Randy, and Paul; children: Jessica, Dawson, Alyssa, and Vivian; two grandchildren, Madison and Ember.

David worked in construction most of his life, was a hard worker and perfectionistic by nature. He loved all living creatures from reptiles to rodents to fish, birds and dogs. He also loved plants, trees, rocks and nature in general. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing, bonfires. He was a music lover and DJ’d for many years. His favorite song was Limelight by Rush. But David’s number one love, by far, was his children, “My Jessica”, “My Dawson”, “My Little Butt” for Alyssa and “My Doodle Bug”, for his youngest daughter, Vivian. He had a beautiful smile, loved to laugh and tell stories. His family and friends will miss him greatly and are happy he will be met with an eternity of peace and joy.”

The family will receive friends on Monday, Feb. 25th from 12noon to 1pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by SERVICES at 1pm.  Interment, Evergreen Memorial Park.



  • Trisha Posted February 22, 2019 8:20 am

    I still can’t believe you are gone. Thoughts go out to your entire family.

  • Barbara Mechill Posted February 22, 2019 1:17 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Our condolences goes out to the entire family. Aunt Barb, Uncle Ron

  • Bryan Syck Souza Posted February 22, 2019 7:25 pm

    It’s not good bye its see you later. I’ll bare this cross for the rest of my life. You saved my life so many times I lost count. All I know is I was blessed to know Dave. Every one knew Reck but only a handful of people knew Dave. Jordyn and I Love you pops and I’ll think about you Every day. God speed my friend. Thanks for the memories…..I’ll cherish then til we meet again.

    • Jessica Reckinger Posted February 23, 2019 11:28 am

      Bryan. Be sure to share those memories with us kids! We all got eachother now “)

  • Katherine Posted February 23, 2019 1:54 pm

    You took me in before you even knew me im so glad to have had the privilege to know you ill forever be thankful for what yiu did for my family cant believ ill never see you again 🙁 peace out homie

  • Dawn Posted February 23, 2019 6:49 pm

    You always knew how to make people smile, its so devastating to know that life ended to early, U will forever be in our hearts Reck

  • Jeri Odell Posted February 23, 2019 7:46 pm

    I wish I had words to ease the pain. The entire family is in my thoughts through this devastating time.

  • Jeff schjodt Posted February 24, 2019 10:23 pm

    Rest In Peace my friend. You were one of a kind and I will never forget the great times and crazy adventures we had in our younger years.

  • Quincy “larue” louis Posted February 25, 2019 8:08 am

    No words just music is all i hear when i think of you bro. My heart is torn by this but you will live on through your children and music. Miss you brother R.I.P. peace

  • Gabbie Meyers Posted February 25, 2019 12:40 pm

    My heart goes out to family and friends. You were an amazing person unique in every way and you have touched so many peoples hearts in ways you may not even know. Rip Reck

  • Andy Andrus Posted March 1, 2019 7:46 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of this. I remember David as a sweet, young child.
    Can’t imagine his life has so tragically come to an end.
    I pray his family will find some peace in his memory.

  • Mike and Sherry Bevins Posted March 1, 2019 8:42 pm

    We will miss you Dave.

  • Skyler Marshall Posted June 14, 2021 5:11 pm

    Can’t stop thinking about you today, love.

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