Rita Ricker
Rita Ricker

Dec. 15, 1921-Oct. 15, 2020

DELPHOS – Rita A. Ricker, 98, of Delphos passed away Thursday at the Meadows of Delphos, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born Dec. 15, 1921, in Ottoville to Leo and Mary (Smith) Eickholt, who both preceded her in death. On May 4, 1946, she married Gilbert H. Ricker, who preceded her in death on March 25, 1986.

Rita is survived by three sons, Carl (Carol) Ricker of Venedocia and Ralph (Linda) Ricker and Gary (Patricia) Ricker of Delphos; three daughters, Patricia (Jerry) Smith of Lima, Judy (Mike) Ramser of Middle Point and Mary Lou (Randy) Luth of Fort Wayne, Indiana; a sister, Martha Kaverman of Delphos; a sister-in-law, Mary Grothouse; nine grandchildren, Tiffany (Dave) McFeeture, Sumer (Boston) Waltenberger, Holly (Cleadous) Hawk, Vanessa Ricker, Adam (Kristen) Ricker, Andy (Heather) Ramser, Kyle (Kristina) Luth, Connor Luth and Dylan Luth; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Lawrence ‘Cornie’ (Fredie) Eickholt and Jerome (Anna Marie) Eickholt; and a sister, Irene (Leo) Schnipke.

Rita was a retired homemaker. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and a lifetime member of Ottoville VFW Post 3740. She enjoyed traveling and eating out with family and friends and was an avid player of Sudoku puzzles.

A Funeral Mass will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday at Weber Funeral Home, where a Parish Wake Service will be held at 4:45 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Health Professionals-Hospice or to that of the donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be shared at weberfh.net