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Grace M. Reklaitis

Mar 25, 1934 - Aug 14, 2022


Grace M. Reklaitis, age 88, of Sheboygan, died on Sunday, August 14,2022 of natural causes at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice. She was born in Sheboygan on March 25,1934, the daughter of the late Dr. N.C and Mailitta Garling. She attended South Side Junior High and graduated from Central High School in 1952 where she was a member of the National Honor Society.
On August 27,1955 she was united in marriage to Wally Reklaitis. Grace and Wally owned and operated Rek’s Bar on 12th and Broadway for 37 years from 1956 to 1993. Grace served as the CEO and official Bouncer in the business. They sponsored many successful sports teams and she often stated they had the best customers in town! Grace was inducted into the Sheboygan Woman’s Bowling Association Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Sheboygan Softball Association Hall of Fame in 2000. She was also a member of the Red Hat Ladies Society. She enjoyed sewing and singing in the Choir at St. Andrews church.
Survivors include her son, Randall (Mary) Reklaitis; grandsons, Tanner (Jessica) Reklaitis and Jared (Morgan) Reklaitis; nieces and nephews with Lynne and Jeff Schuette of Arizona being special to her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wally; parents; in-laws and siblings, Keith (Ruth) Garling, Marilyn (Carroll) Schiffler and Robert (Barbara) Garling.
The family would like to thank all of her caregivers, friends, neighbors, and family for the help and love you provided to her.
Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th St., Sheboygan. A private burial will take place at Immaculate Conception Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to the Sheboygan A’s baseball organization.


Date: Wednesday Aug 17, 2022
Time: 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]



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John schoener

Sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family🙏

Peter Sjollema

Randy, my parents and my wife and I are indeed sorry about the passing of your mother. She was truly a special person. My stepdad played ball for the bar. And my mother remembers the kindness of your parents, when we first came to this country. Hope to see you as I pass by your house on my bike. Take care my friend.

Lawrence Gensch

Sorry to hear about your Mother.

Rusty Schroedel

Randy - So sorry to hear about Grace's passing. She was always very kind, smiling, and happy to interact with everyone. Truly, a rare trait. You have our sympathy.

Barbara Lohr

Grace was a best friend of MY sister Pat Peterson . Who passed at age 22. I remember her laugh and friendliness. AND boy could she whistle!! So sorry for your loss .

Karen Walczak

So sorry to hear Grace is no longer with us. She was a wonderful lady who will be greatly missed. I feel blessed that I got to know her over the years. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family during this difficult time...


My condolences the family of Grace. As a Sheboygan native I was a frequent customer & member of St. Andrew's. Grace was always upbeat & a pleasure to talk to. Great lady.


Love to you guys and am so glad that we're family! We all loved Aunt Grace!!!

Laura vugrinovich

I'm saddened to hear this news my condolences to the family on losing a wonderful soul

Kerri Seipel-Widra

The whole Widra family sends our thoughts and prayers!! Wally and Grace were amazing people and will be missed!! Glad we got to know both of them in the bowling community!

Denise Schroeder

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. She was an amazing person and will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her!

Mike & Lisa McDonnough

Our condolences

Jon and Gail Kissel

Our condolences to Randy and family. Grace and Wally were are best friends and we had a lot of fun with them. Rest in peace Grace our dear friend. Jon and Gail Kissel Sebastian, Fl

Claudia Fischer

My condolences. Grace was the sweetest person with the sweetest smile. I was glad to have reconnected with her as an adult. I have fond memories of her.

Cindy Garling Hitchcock

Rip my sweet Aunt and Godmother 💔

Deb Radtke-Kaczmarek

Your beautiful smile will be dearly missed. I have great childhood memories of Gracie

Shirley Quinn Reinhardt

Ray joins me in extending our sympathy at the loss of your Mom We are going out of town today so will not be available. God's blessings on you and yours. Sincerely

Scott Hurtienne

The world is a lesser place without you now Grace.

Gloria behr

Randy and family my sympathy always enjoyed talking to them at tournaments and now they are back together.