Lowell John Rickert, 79, of Jackson Center, passed away at 6:43 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at his residence. He was born in Shelby County on March 5, 1934, to the late Irvin and Loretta (Evans) Rickert. On June 25, 1955, he married the former Patricia Ambos, and she survives.
He is also survived by his son, David Rickert, of Botkins; a daughter-in-law, Karen Rickert, of Botkins; five grandchildren, Jason (Julie) Rickert, of Texas, Alyssa Rickert, of Iowa, Stephanie Rickert, of Botkins, Danielle Rickert, of Texas, and Katie Rickert, of Botkins; three great grandchildren, J.J., Jaxon and Isabella Rickert; a sister, Lois Davis and a brother Gene (Mary) Rickert, both of Kettlersville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Douglas Rickert.
Lowell worked 44 years at Copeland and 12 years at Holloway Sportswear before retiring.
He was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, where he had served on council and as a trustee. He loved fishing, hunting and spending time in the woods. Lowell loved all sports and was a founding member of the Jackson Center Booster Club. He was especially supportive of his children and grandchildren, attending all of their sporting and extra-curricular activities.
Pastor Shannon Vogelezang will conduct a funeral service at 10 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 2 at Emanuel Lutheran Church, Jackson Center. Visitation will be held Sunday, Dec. 1 from 1-5 p.m. at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 214 W. Pike Street, Jackson Center and one hour prior to the funeral at the church. Burial will be in Glen Cemetery in Port Jefferson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wilson Home Health and Hospice, 1083 Fairington Drive, Sidney, or Emanuel Lutheran Church, 17714 Montra Road, Jackson Center.
Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Jackson Center.
Condolences may be expressed at edsfh.com.