Nestor A. Reicks, age 89, of Cresco, Iowa died on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Evans Memorial Home in Cresco.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Notre Dame Catholic Church on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m with visitation one hour prior with Father Dennis Cain officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Cresco. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 from 4-7 p.m at Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Cresco, IA.
Nestor Anthony Reicks was born on December 26, 1928, in Cresco, IA to Raymond & Mary (Baumler) Reicks. On September 6, 1949, Nestor was united in marriage to the love of his life, Dolores “Dolly” Bakken at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Cresco. He was very faithful and supportive to his beloved wife. Nestor and Dolly loved to travel and spent many winters in Arizona. Together they raised five children. Nestor was a strong leader of faith for his family. He spent his life as a successful farmer in the Cresco area and milked cows for 40 years. He worked hard and played hard. He was very passionate about his Belgian horses and loved animals, especially dogs. On Friday nights, Nestor could be found enjoying fish and playing cards in Granger, MN, particularly Euchre and 500. Nestor enjoyed spending time at the Cresco Sale Barn. He was on the Howard County Mutual Board of Directors. He was good friends with his Amish neighbors who he helped transport when they needed a ride. Nestor had a very close knit group of friends and will be greatly missed.
Nestor is survived by his 5 children Jerry (Wanda) Reicks of Lime Springs, IA, Rick (Betty) Reicks of Cresco, IA, Gwen (Doug) Christianson of Cresco, IA, Ray (Linnette) Reicks of Cresco, IA, and Nancy Reicks of Plano, TX, 4 grandchildren, Scott Christianson, Jamie Reicks, Angie Fenske and Mandy Olsen; 3 step grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; a brother Denis Reicks of Cresco, and a sister-in-law Monica Reicks of Cresco.
Nestor was preceded in death by his wife Dolly, parents, three infant children, siblings Rufina Lickteig, Tarsilla Hyberger, Cleo Reicks, Dell Reicks, and Geneva Houdek.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Hospice of Howard County in Cresco.
Online condolences may be left at www.Hindthudekfuneralhomes.com