Hal-Jeffrey Recklein Hal-Jeffrey "J.R." Recklein, 60, of Collinsville, Ill., born June 29th, 1956, in East St. Louis, Ill., passed away Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016, at Belleville Memorial Hospital, with his family around him, ending his battle with pancreatic cancer. And then there were five.... J.R. was quite the story teller. He once had a horse named Smokey which he spent many hours trying to conquer and repair broken fences because of. And he loved his vegetable garden. He will be truly missed by his family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Paul Edward and Harlean Ellen, nee Schardan, Recklein; a brother Stephan Douglas Recklein and a sister-in-law, Marilyn Ruth Recklein. Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Heidi Recklein, nee Hadjan; four daughters Katherine, Melissa, Jessica and Zoe Recklein; son Justin Recklein; three brothers, Keith (Ann) Recklein of Collinsville, Ill., Kent Recklein of Caseyville, Ill., and P. Michael (Charmaine) Recklein of Maryville, Ill.; two sisters, Julie (Michael) Connor of Belleville, Ill., and Marcee Santen of Collinsville, Ill.; and many, many loving grandchild, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews including great-nieces and great-nephews. Services: According to his wishes, there will be no services held and his body will be cremated. HERR FUNERAL HOME, Granite City, Ill.
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