F.D. Ricker

  • Born: August 20, 1946
  • Died: August 12, 2016
  • Location: Blissfield, Michigan

Anderson Funeral Home

3050 W Beecher Rd
Adrian, MI 49221

Tel. (517) 265-3312

Tribute & Message From The Family

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 11:00 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.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Nellie and all. Sorry won't be able to come pay my respects. I've have known F.D. since just before my son was born over 33 years. I am so sorry for u all's loss. He was always nice to me. Janine (Emerson) Walters. Love ya all!

Posted by Janine (Emerson) walters - Blissfield, MI - Friend   August 16, 2016

The Officers and Members of the American Legion Department of Michigan 2nd District join together in extending their heartfelt sympathy to family and friends during this time of sorrow.

Posted by Norm Soli - Jackson, MI   August 15, 2016

F.D. will truly be missed by many who knew and respected him for the good man he was and the admirable deeds and actions he performed throughout his life. I was happy to have known F.D. and want to express my deepest sorrow to his family at this time. Barbara (Miller) Boyd, Nashville TN, Class of BHS 1964

Posted by Barbara (Miller) Boyd - Nashville, TN - Classmate   August 15, 2016


An outstanding individual. Served his country and his community all his life. I'm proud to have known him, he will truly be missed.

Posted by Bill Dean - Grass Lake, MI   August 14, 2016

What a great man. I had the pleasure of knowing him while part of post#325 and post#10912. He will truly be missed. Our family wants to give condolences to the Ricker family from us here in Germany. Our thoughts are with you-The Brant family

Posted by Jason Brant - Friend   August 14, 2016

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