Monica Anne Reicks, 88

March 22, 1932 —
April 18, 2020
CRESCO - Monica Anne Reicks, age 88, of Cresco, Iowa passed away peacefully on April 18, 2020 at Evans Memorial Home. Because of Covid-19 limitations on gatherings, private family services were held on Tuesday, April 21, 2020. A Memorial Mass will be determined at a later date. Hindt-Hudek Funeral Homes are assisting the family.
Monica Anne Reicks was born on March 22, 1932 near Elma, Iowa to Milo and Verona Conry Lowe. She attended Our Lady of Lourdes School and graduated in 1951 from Assumption High School in Cresco. She worked at the “Black and White Cafe” following graduation. 
On April 22, 1952, Monica was united in marriage to Dell Reicks at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. To this union, eight children were born. Together they made their home on a farm north of Cresco and raised their family.
In 1987, they moved to Cresco due to Dell’s health. Monica worked at the Cresco Meal Site for two years. She then received her CNA and was employed at Evans Memorial Home for 18 and one-half years.
She enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking, dancing and traveling in her earlier years. She was active in the Altar and Rosary Society of Saint Joseph Church. In her later years, she enjoyed playing cards, listening to audio books and especially spending time with family. She was well known for her famous potato salad!
Monica is survived by her children, Kathy Tentis of Kellogg, Minn., Karen (Jeff) Fraser of Naples, Fla., Tom (Patty) Reicks of Shakopee, Minn., Jane (Gary) Fjelstul of Ridgeway, Iowa, Mary (Gary) Ludeking of Ridgeway, Carol (Kevin) Kovarik of Protivin, Iowa, Robert (Barb) Reicks of Cresco and Patrick (Jette Berkin) Reicks of Cresco; grandchildren, Matt (Elise) Tentis, Seth (Tara) Tentis, Kelsey (Gage) Kehler, Adam Fraser, Sarah (Phil) Kreh, Kyle (Jennie) Reicks, Erin (Eric) Plemel, Rachel (Ben) Jongbloedt, Scott Fjelstul, Andy (Natasha) Ludeking, Mike (Carol) Ludeking, Paula (Josh) Sonnabend, Stephanie, Nathan, Lauren and Kristen Reicks; step-granddaughters, Misty Kerndt, Cherrie Christopher and Jodie Moe; 11 great-grandchildren; one step-great-granddaughter; sister-in-law, Jean Lowe of New Hampton, Iowa, and brother-in-law, Denis Reicks of Cresco. 
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dell on Nov. 13, 2002; parents, Milo and Verona Lowe; brothers Francis Lowe, John Lowe and, in infancy, Joseph Lowe and James Lowe; son-in-law, Tony Tentis; and twin great-granddaughters in infancy, Raelyn and Kaylee Fjelstul.

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