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Donald M. Reko, Sr., 65

Apr 24, 2010

Grandview, Mo. — Donald Melvin Reko, Sr., age 65, of Grandview, Mo., passed away April 12, 2010, at St. Joseph Medical Center.

Funeral Services were held April 17 at McGilley and George Funeral Home, in Grandview. Arrangements were made by McGilley and George Funeral Home in Grandview.

Donald was born June 30, 1944, in Los Angeles, Calif. At the age of 2, he and his brother were adopted by Howard and Emma Northwick Reko. He grew up and graduated in Blue Earth. He was a Methodist and served eight years in the Air Force in Korea and Vietnam, with an additional four years in the Army Reserves. Donald moved to Grandview 12 years ago from Mesa, Ariz. He was currently a Department Manager for Wal-Mart in Roeland Park, Mo. Donald loved fishing and his family.

Donald is survived by his wife, Viola, of 45 years, of Grandview; four children, Kristine (Kody) DeWeese, Donald Reko, Jr., of Fargo, N.D., Jennifer (Dean) Edwardson, of Fargo, and Jonathan Reko, of Fargo; nine grandchildren, Kassandra, Kala and Kyle DeWeese, Matthew, Emma, Rachel and Kaitlin Reko, Lorrice and Seth Edwardson.

He was preceded in death by both parents and his brother, James, in 1998.

Contributions suggested to the American Stroke Association.

Condolences may be left at www.mcgilleygeorgegrandview.com