Feb. 20, 1922-Oct. 17, 2012
George L. Ricker, 90, of Ottoville, died at 2:25 p.m. Wednesday at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 20, 1922, in Ottoville to Joseph and Elnora (Miller) Ricker, who preceded him in death.
On June 21, 1975, he married Patricia Hickey, who survives in Ottoville.
Also surviving are two sons, Shaun Ricker of Wapakoneta and Jeremy (Kelly) Ricker of Ottoville; three grandchildren, Jacob, Cody and Courtney Ricker; three sisters, Adeline Pohlman of Delphos, Margaret (James) Schimmoeller of Fort Jennings and Jeanette (Robert) Brickner of Delphos; and a brother, Omer (Alice) Ricker of Fort Jennings.
He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Arnold and Ambrose Ricker; and a sister, Marceil Bellman.
Mr. Ricker was a lifelong farmer who loved his work. He was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, a social member of the Ottoville VFW and a member of the Putnam County Farm Bureau.
Mass of Christian burial will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, the Rev. John Stites officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ottoville.
Visitation will be from 2-8 Friday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township (on the corner of Rts. 224 & 634).
Memorials may be made to the Sisters of Notre Dame, Immaculate Conception Parish or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com
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