Dewight Keith “Dewey” Reck, age 75 of Hampton, died at home in his wife’s loving arms on Wednesday morning, November 15, 2017.
Dewey was born on May 26, 1942 in Bradford, Ohio, the son of Othal and Jean (Harshbarger) Reck.
He loved life, and would do anything to help anyone. He was an amazing man who didn’t quit or fail because he always believed anything was possible. He truly lived to help others. You knew you were his friend when you were lovingly teased by him!
He served 32 years in the military, including his active service during Vietnam with US Navy, and retiring from US Air Force reserves in 1993. He was also a machinist and was employed with American Hoist and Unysis.
Dewey married Mary C. Huisman on December 23, 1983 at the Isanti County Courthouse. They enjoyed going to garage sales, searching for antiques, raising therapy dogs, and sending care packages to fellow military persons in Afghanistan. He loved to fish and go with his buddies on the yearly trip to the cabin in Canada.
He is survived by the love of his life, Mary of Hampton; mother, Jean (Bob) Haerr of Sarasota, FL; sisters, Denise Gleason of Sarasota, FL and Vicky (Gene) Moxian of South Carolina; sister-in-law, Mary Jane Reck of South Carolina; brother-in-law, Dave Moon of Sarasota, FL; and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Othal Reck; brother, Michael “Mick” Reck; and sister, Dawn Moon.
Visitation will be held on Monday, Nov. 20 from 4-8 p.m. at Lundberg Funeral Home in Cannon Falls. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation from 10-11 a.m., at Lundberg Funeral Home. Interment with military honors will follow at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m., Assembly Area #4.