Norma M. Rickert, 78, of Wapakoneta, died at 2:11 p.m. Friday, June 22, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health Systems following a sudden illness.
She was born Dec. 5, 1933, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Agnes (Roby) and Willard Ruck, who preceded her in death. On June 15, 1952, she married Paul E. Rickert, and he survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Debra (Randy) Presar, of Wapakoneta, and Darla (Ken) Frame, of Wapakoneta; five grandchildren, Jeremy (Lauren) Presar, Matt (Sarah) Frame, Cari Frame, Todd (Courtney) Presar, and Megan (Brett) Schroeder; and five great-grandchildren, Makayla Frame, Bo Presar, Brody Presar, Emma Frame and Owen Frame.
Norma had worked with the city of Wapakoneta and Time Warner. She was a member of First English Lutheran Church in Wapakoneta, where she was active with the Adult Choir and Bell Choir. Norma was a member of the Soroptimist International and a 1951 graduate of Blume High School. She was a bowler for over 50 years and enjoyed golfing. Her other interests included crocheting, cooking, and baking. She was an avid fan of her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and supported them by her attendance at their various activities.
Services are at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday at First English Lutheran Church, in Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Steven Nelson officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery, in Wapakoneta.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, St. Rt. 501, Wapakoneta, and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church.
Contributions may be directed to First English Lutheran Church Music Programs or Soroptimist International.
Condolences may be expressed at bayliffandeleyfh.com.
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