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Ramon D. Rickner

October 3, 1929 — May 26, 2023

Ramon D. Rickner, 93, of Van Wert passed away at 6:40 AM on Friday, May 26, 2023 at Vancrest of Van Wert. He was born on October 3, 1929, in Oakwood, Ohio, to Arley Ray and Ara (Hitchcock) Rickner. On October 3, 1954, he married the former Janet Pickering. Together, they shared many years of memories.

Ramon retired from the maintenance department at the Aeroquip Corporation in Van Wert. He had also worked for the Ohio Power Company for 19 years in the Van Wert area.

He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict aboard the U.S.S. Mississippi.

Ramon was a member of the Van Wert American Legion and attended LifeHouse Church in Van Wert.

Surviving are his daughters, Carol J. (Kevin) Gehres of Wren, Mary A. (William) Alvarez of Van Wert and Peg D. (John) Baylin of Dublin, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Janet Rickner; and sisters, Alice Robnolte, Janet Hiegel and Carolyn Shalter.

A celebration of Ramon's life will be held 1:00-4:00 PM on Sunday, June 4, 2023 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, Van Wert, with a time of memorial sharing starting at 1:00 PM. A Private family burial will take place at Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ramon`s memory may be directed to Vancrest Assisted Living Activities Fund or to Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana.

To share in Ramon's online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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Memorial Gathering

Sunday, June 4, 2023

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Celebration of Life

Sunday, June 4, 2023

1:00 - 1:15 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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