Jan. 2, 1930
Sept. 19, 2012
Richard O. Brown age 82, of Cloverdale died 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice.
He was born Jan. 2, 1930, in Lima to Robert Oliver and Martha Jane Bollinger Brown, who preceded him in death.
He married Janet Wieging June 19, 1981. She also preceded him in death in November 2005.
Survivors include three sons, Michael (Brenda) Ricker of Delphos, Mark (Becky) Ricker of Ottoville and Gary Brown of Urbana; 11 daughters, Julia (Keith) Kleman of Venedocia, Kathy (Wayne) Risner and Laura (Philip) Johnson of Grover Hill, Margaret (Michael) Pavel of Van Wert, Deanna (Chris Vonderau) Jewell of Convoy, Elaine (Chuck) Metcalfe and Amy (David) Zalar of Delphos, Malinda Ricker of Van Wert, Linda (David) Neth of Lima, Robin (Jeff) McGinnis of Westminster and Kelly (David) Butler of Lima, two brothers, Fred Brown and Jim (Marlene) Brown; a sister, Karen (Larry) Henchen; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sons, David and Timothy Ricker.
Mr. Brown had been a member of V. F. W. Post 3740, Ottoville, and American Legion Post 888, Fort Jennings, having served in the U. S. Army during Korea. He was also a member of Eagles Lodge Arie 471 of Delphos, U. A. W. Local 1331, Van Wert, and the Putnam County Historical Society.
Per his request no public services will be held.
Memorial contributions may be given to Community Health Services Hospice of Delphos.
Arrangements by Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville and condolences may be shared at BayliffAndSon.com.
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