CLOVERDALE - Richard O. Brown, 82, died 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, 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 and she preceded him in death in November 2005.
Mr. Brown had been a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3740 in Ottoville and American Legion Post 888 in Fort Jennings having served in the U. S. Army during the Korea conflict. He was also a member of Eagles Lodge Arie 471 of Delphos, United Auto Workers Local 1331 of Van Wert and the Putnam County Historical Society.
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, both of Grover Hill, Margaret (Michael) Pavel of Van Wert, Deanna (Chris Vonderau) Jewell of Convoy, Elaine (Chuck) Metcalfe and Amy (David) Zalar both 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.
Per his request no public services will be held.
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Memorial contributions may be given to Community Health Services Hospice of Delphos.