F.D. Ricker, age 69, of Blissfield, died Friday, August 12,
2016 in Adrian. He was born August 20, 1946,
in Adrian to Lawrence and Gayle (Scott) Ricker. F.D. was drafted to
serve his country in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968 during the
Vietnam War. He had been a farmer all of his life. He also had been
employed by the Johns Manville Company in Waterville, Ohio. F.D.
enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, and fishing. He had been a Hunter
Education instructor since 1970. He was a member of the Palmyra Masonic
Lodge #184, the Scottish Rite in Toledo, the Zenobia Shriners, the
Marine Corp League, and the Blissfield American Legion Post #325.
F.D. is survived by a cousin, Janice (David) Wood of Blissfield; a
second cousin, Troy (Alicia) Wood; his companion, Nellie Lentz of
Blissfield, and her daughters, Dawn Butts and Yvette Smith. He was
preceded in death by his parents.
The Palmyra Masonic Lodge #184 will conduct a masonic service at 11
a.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at the Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home in
Blissfield. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Blissfield with
full military rites conducted by the Blissfield American Legion Post
#325 and Blissfield V.F.W. Post #10912. Visitation will be held from 2-4
and 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at the Anderson-Rudd Funeral
Home, Blissfield. You may send condolences to the family at
www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be made to
the Zenobia Shriners. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Rudd
Funeral Home, Blissfield.