Neal Recker

Obituary of Neal David Recker



Neal David Recker, 54, of San Diego, CA, passed away unexpectedly at his home on December 6, 2020, from complications following a surgery.


A private family funeral mass and burial will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at Holy Cross Church beginning at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Noah Diehm will officaiate.  Mass will be live streamed on Kramer Funeral Home’s Facebook page.  


Neal was born April 1, 1966, in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of Louis and Mildred (Gaul) Recker. 


He graduated from Leo High School in 1984 and from Briar Cliff University in 1988 with his B.A. in Mass Communications.  After moving to San Diego, CA, he went on to complete a master’s degree in Telecommunications and Film in 1994.


He worked at KPBS as a production technician and scheduler.  The last eleven years he was director of the daily morning program, Good Morning San Diego, at KUSI.  He was happiest when he was involved in the creative side of things.  His other interests included writing, voice acting, and volunteering for the San Diego Comic Fest, and of course, keeping up with his comics collection that he started at the age of 7.  He enjoyed taking different routes back to Iowa by car and campgrounds seeing many of the national parks and monuments along the way.


Survivors include his mother, Mildred, of Dubuque, siblings: Janet Severns of Waconia, MN; Jean (David) Lee of Pella, IA; Daniel Recker (friend, Diane Koppes) of Holy Cross, IA,

nephews:  Ben (Colleen) Severns of Minneapolis, MN; Sam Severns of Chaska, MN; and Patrick Lee (friend, Rachel Turl) of Murfreesboro, TN; and niece:  Jennifer (Manny) Salvoch and great-niece:  Olivia Salvoch of Denver CO, and godfather, Leon (Jean) Gaul of Dubuque, IA.


He was preceded in death by his father, Louis, in 2013, paternal grandparents, George & Ludwina Recker, maternal grandparents, Joseph & Eleanor Gaul.


Cards, letters and memorials may be mailed to the family in care of Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW, Dyersville, IA  52040.  Please include first and last name Neal Recker on the outside of the envelope.

A Memorial Tree was planted for Neal
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Holy Cross
Share Your Memory of