St. Charles, IL — Edward J. Ricker Jr., 83, a 52-year resident of St. Charles, died Jan. 19, 2008, at his home.
Mass was celebrated Jan. 23 at St. Patrick’s Crane Road Church, St. Charles. Burial was at Prairie Cemetery on Crane Road, St. Charles.
During World War II, Mr. Ricker served in the South Pacific with the U.S. Marines. He was a member of American Legion Post No. 342 and VFW Post No. 5036.
Before his retirement in 1986, Mr. Ricker was employed by Eaton Corp. as production control manager.
He was a long-time member of St. Patrick Church and served as an usher for 30 years. He served 60 years in Scouting and received the Silver Beaver Award.
Mr. Ricker is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ruth; his children, Randy (Marguerite), Scott (Carol), David (Denise), Laurie (Randy) Vincent, Kent (Elizabeth) of St. Charles and Jeff (Sharon) of St. Charles; his grandchildren, Stephanie and Ed Ricker, Marc and Jon Ricker, Chris, Dan, Jared, Brent, Tim and Tracy; and three great-grandchildren.
Mr. Ricker was preceded in death by his brother, Russell.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mr. Ricker’s memory may be made to St. Patrick’s Crane Road Church, Building Fund, 6N491 Crane Road, St. Charles, IL 60175.
Arrangements were handled by Norris Funeral Home, St. Charles.