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Obituary of Adolfs Rekte
It is with tremendous sadness that I share the passing of my father, my rock and one of my best friends.
September 3, 1941 - August 16, 2021.
Adolfs Rekte was born on September 3rd, 1941 in Dobele, Latvia to Alma and Viktors Rekte. At eight years old, his family fled Latvia with his parents and eight siblings. They arrived at Ellis Island by way of Germany. Once in the United States, the family worked on a farm inTennessee for a few years before relocating to Lincoln, Nebraska. There Adolfs attended Lincoln High and met his wife Joan Bolkowatz who attended the rival high school there in Lincoln.
Adolfs was drafted into the United States Army, where he served in Germany as a Tank Mechanic, before returning home to marry Joan and moving to Arizona and raise a family.
Adolfs worked as a Pressman for Strauss Stationers for many years before working and eventually retiring from the United States Post Office.
Adolfs was sworn in as a United States Citizen in 1987 and he remained an American Legion member throughout the years. Adolfs will always be remembered as a devoted husband and father. He believed family always came first.
Adolfs is survived by his Daughter Kimberly Rekte, three Brothers and two Sisters.
The family would like to thank Brenda York and her team at Always Present Hospice. They would also like to thank Patti and Jim Jones and their staff at Angels Care Home.
The family plans to hold a celebration of life in the fall. We ask that you plant a tree in his honor in lieu of flowers. Please look for a link to Red Mountain Funeral Home after the holiday for additional details.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Adolfs Rekte, please visit Tribute Store