Josef Recker

Josef Recker

Oct. 9, 1931-Dec. 17, 2015

Josef Recker, 84, died Dec. 17, 2015, in Homer. There will be a community-welcome celebration of Josef’s life at the Homer United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016. Please bring stories of Josef to share.

Any gifts or donations in Josef’s name can please be made to the Homer Community Food Pantry at 770 East Road, Homer, AK 99603.

Josef was born Oct. 9, 1931, the youngest of eight children, in Glandorf, Germany, to Clemens and Lidwina Recker. He grew up in Germany during World War II, and studied for the priesthood in Germany and Canada,  becoming an Ordained Roman Catholic priest in 1959 in Ontario, Canada. He left the priesthood in the 1970s, marrying and living in California before moving to Homer  in 2007. 

A full obituary was published in the Dec. 24, 2015, Homer News.