Michael Dean Ricksecker

1964 - 2019

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Michael Dean Ricksecker, 55 of Jenera, Ohio passed away at 3:10pm on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at Bridge Hospice in Findlay. Michael was born on July 3, 1964 in Findlay, Ohio to Paul and Nancy (Hindall) Oates. On June 22, 1991 Michael married Teresa (Hawk) Ricksecker, who survives. Michael is also survived by his mother, Nancy; a son, William "Bill" Ricksecker of Van Wert, Ohio; and three daughters: Siobhan K (Nicholas) Marquardt of Convoy, Ohio, Amie Ricksecker of Findlay, Ohio, and Mikaela Ricksecker of Jenera, Ohio. Michael is also survived by sisters: Deb Neville of Findlay, OH, Wendy (Dave) Evans of Findlay, OH, and April Lowe of Cleveland, TN; step-brothers: Steve Melick of Van Buren, and Jeff (Ellen) Melick of Michigan; step-mother, Barb Ricksecker; and three grandchildren: Emma, Ryder, and Breccan. He was preceded in death by his father, Paul; his brothers: Paul and Randy Ricksecker. Michael was a dispatcher in later years and spent many years driving truck. Michael was a life-time member of the American Legion 63 in Ottawa, OH, the DAV, and the Findlay Radio Club. He was also a Driver's Education Instructor and volunteered at numerous other organizations. Friends and family are invited to gather beginning at 3:00pm on Monday, September 23, 2019 at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 800 South Main Street, Findlay, Ohio. A celebration service will follow at 4:00pm, with Pastor Gregg Fox officiating. Military rights will be presented immediately following the service. Memorial contributions can be made to the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.coldrencrates.com.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    St. Marks United Methodist Church [Map]
    800 South Main St
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Monday, September 23rd 2019 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

  • Celebration of Life:

    Monday, September 23rd 2019 - 4:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    St. Mark's United Methodist Church [Map]
    800 S Main St
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    [Map]

  • Contributions:

    The Family

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To : Teresa and family
Date :Wednesday, September 18th 2019
From : Melissa Smolinski
Sending my deepest condolences to all of you ! Heaven gained a awesome angel! You all are in my prayers during this difficult time. With love, Melissa &Al &Al Smolinski, Hayden Gladstone and Aj Baumlein



To : Teresa Ricksecker
Date :Thursday, September 19th 2019
From : Dave and Bev Selover
This is Jay's mom. Just want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Mike was loved by many and will be missed. I'm sure he left you with many great memories.So hang on to them in the low times.



To : The Ricksecker Family
Date :Thursday, September 19th 2019
From : Todd Freeman
Your family has my deepest sympathy on Mike's passing. You are in my prayers.



To : The Ricksecker Family
Date :Thursday, September 19th 2019
From : Mark Mary Gierhart
Enjoyed the many Emmaus and Chrysalis Teams that Mike and I were on together. He will be greatly missed. Prayers for Teresa and the family during these difficult days.



To : Teresa
Date :Thursday, September 19th 2019
From : The Foreman Family-Ed Joan Ellen David and Andy
Teresa and Family
Sorry to hear of Mike's passing. He was such a fun and great guy. Lots of memories of you all from the Legion. Prayers to all. He will be missed.



To : Terri and Family
Date :Thursday, September 19th 2019
From : Sarita Meeks
Terri and Family,
So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.



To : Teresa and family
Date :Thursday, September 19th 2019
From : Drew James
Mike was a very caring dispatcher
He will be greatly missed.I appreciate the opportunity to have worked with him for a little while he always had an ability to make you smile.



To : Teresa
Date :Thursday, September 19th 2019
From : Kim Myers
I’m so sorry for your loss. Such great memories of all of us cousins having fun at Grandma’s house. Praying for all you for peace and comfort.



To : Ricksecker Family
Date :Friday, September 20th 2019
From : Badertscher Family
So saddened to hear of Mike's passing. He will be greatly missed throughout the community. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.



To : Mike's family
Date :Monday, September 23rd 2019
From : Marcie Moon
Heartfelt thoughts and prayers for you all during this challenging time. God Bless you all




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