Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
Timothy Wayne Rickard, 60, of Mendon, died at 10:30 p.m. Nov. 30, 2011, in Columbus.
He was born April 4, 1951, in Lima, to Donald M. and Ruth Ann Emans Rickard. He was previously married to Martha Mihm Day and Monica Gamble Pabst. On July 29, 2001, he married Mary Frances Burnett Swickrath, who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Jonathan W. Rickard, Indiana, and Scott Jason Day, Maryland; a stepdaughter, Francie M. Carmain, Georgia; two sisters, Donna (Bryan Hirschfeld) Jones, Celina, and Lori Slone, St. Marys; two brothers, Bruce D. Rickard, Mendon, and David E. Rickard, Lima; and two grandchildren.
He had worked at the former Huffy Corp. in Celina, Harter Corp. of Van Wert and the Elgin Service Center. A 1969 graduate of Mendon-Union High School, he served as sexton at Mendon Cemetery and was a member of Mendon Church of God.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Thomas E. Bayliff Funeral Home, Spencerville, Pastor Dean Bruce officiating. Burial will follow at Mendon Cemetery.
Calling is 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and after 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.