Father Reckinger was born on January 5, 1925 in Detroit, Michigan and ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Detroit on June 2, 1951.
Fr. Reckinger’s assignments included serving as associate pastor at St. Jude Parish Detroit; St. Cecilia Parish, Detroit; St. John the Evangelist Parish, Detroit; St. Mark Parish, Warren; St. Michael Parish, Livonia and St. Richard Parish, Westland.
In respect to Father Reckinger’s and the family’s wishes, Father has been buried at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery, Southfield. A funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, November 17 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Parish Church, 22430 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn.
Father Reckinger was predeceased by his parents Walter and Regina and sister Margaret. He is survived by many nieces and nephews. Condolences may be sent to Ms. Susan Vanderwill, 511 North Military, Dearborn, MI 48124.
Kindly include in the general intercessions of your weekend liturgies a prayer for the repose of the soul of Father Reckinger. Keep him in your prayers and include him in the Masses celebrated in accord with our revised Mass Pact.