James Ricke, 84

James Ricke, 84

ames Ricke, 84, of Staples, passed away unexpectedly on May 30, 2014, at the Lakewood Health System in Staples. Funeral services for James will be held on Thursday, June 5, 2014, 11:00 a.m., at the Motley Free Methodist Church in Motley with Pastor Jim Johnson officiating. Interment will be held at the Zimmerman Catholic Cemetery, Zimmerman.
James was born August 11, 1929, in Bagley to William & Lucille (Pond) Ricke. After graduation, James attended Dunwoody College for two years; he worked as a truck driver and mechanic. James enlisted in the US Navy in 1947 and was honorably discharged in 1950. James was a member of the Wadena VFW and the Motley Lions. He enjoyed gardening, wood working, country music, watching the Minnesota Twins and visiting.
James is survived by his children: John (Wendy) Ricke of Bronx, NY, Jimmy Ricke of Andover and Elizabeth Ricke of Kansas City, MO; brothers: Bob (Carol) Ricke of Zimmerman, Joe (Beth) Ricke of Chaska; sister Patty (Gene) Kihlastadius of Bemidji; 5 grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Beatrice Ricke of Mahnomen, Eleanor Hall of Clearbrook and Jane Ricke of Wickenburg, AZ.
James is preceded in death by his parents; wife Char, and brothers: Donald, Edward, Richard and Mike.
Arrangements are with Iten Funeral Home, Browerville itenfuneralhome.com

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