Lola Reckoff, age 87, of Canby, MN passed away on Friday, May 21, 2021 at the Sanford Canby Medical Center. Memorial service will be held at a later date. Houseman Funeral Home-Birk Chapel of Canby, MN is entrusted with the arrangements.
Lola Marie (Fluttum) Reckoff was born on June 19, 1933 to James and Agnes (Fricka) Fluttum. She was baptized and confirmed at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Canby and graduated from Canby High School in 1951. After graduation, she attended 1 year of schooling at St. Olaf College in Northfield. Lola married Richard (Dick) Reckoff on October 6, 1952, in Ft. Denver, Mass., while he was enlisted in the U.S. Army. While waiting for him to finish his hitch, Lola lived and worked in Minneapolis. After they were reunited, they moved back to Canby and started a family.
Lola went to work at the Canby Public Library and ended up making a 40 year career of it. She loved to read and learn and truly enjoyed helping people find information about anything. She was very social and could talk to anyone. In addition to reading, she liked to play cards and was always up for a trip to the casino. In her younger years, she liked to attend auctions and collect antiques. Something her and Dick had in common. She also liked to cook and was good at it. She made the best pies!! Most of all, though, Lola was a great mom. There was nothing she wouldn’t do for her children and she always seemed to know the right thing to say.
Lola is survived by her 2 sons, David of Canby, MN, and Paul (Madonna) of Crestview, FL;1 daughter, Anna-Marie (Tom) Pickering of Marshall, MN; 3 grandsons, Adam, Spencer and Michael; 1 sister, Ruth Winkels of Omaha, NE and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; 1 sister, Goldie Bresson; and 4 brothers, Dewey Meade, Elmer Meade, Iver Fluttum & Roald Fluttum.