George L. Ricker
George L. Ricker

OTTOVILLE - George L. Ricker, 90, of Ottoville, died at 2:25 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born Feb. 20, 1922 in Ottoville to the late Joseph and Elnora (Miller) Ricker. On June 21, 1975, he married Patricia Hickey and she 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 preceded in death also by two brothers, Arnold and Ambrose Ricker; and a sister, Marceil Bellman.
George 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.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville with Fr. John Stites officiating. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Ottoville.
Arrangements were handled by Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township.
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.