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Milo Andrew Ricketts Jr.

Milo Andrew Ricketts Jr., 92, formerly of Bellefontaine, passed away Monday, October 30, 2017 in the Genacross Lutheran Center in Napoleon, Ohio.

He was born in Zanesfield, Ohio in Logan County on March 10, 1925, the son of the late Milo Andrew Sr. and Mary Margaret (Kline) Ricketts.

On March 6, 1949 he married Patricia C. (Smith) Ricketts in Bellefontaine and she preceded him in death on November 14, 2013.

He was also preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Pauline Kerns and a brother, Ralph H. Ricketts.

He is survived by a daughter, Susan Ricketts of Indianapolis, IN, two sons; Ted Ricketts of Bellefontaine and Timothy (Renee) Ricketts of Napoleon, OH, five grandchildren, two great grandchildren, a sister, Betty Kreinbihl of Mansfield, five brothers; Jack (Patricia) Ricketts of Westerville, OH, Glenn (Joann) Ricketts of Cleveland, William (Melva) Ricketts of Belle Center, James (Judy) Ricketts of Scottsdale, AZ, and Dick (Brenda) Ricketts of Indiana, a sister-in-law, Marcile Ricketts of Bellefontaine and numerous nieces and nephews.

Milo was an U.S. Navy Veteran of WWII and worked as a team leader for D.A.B. in Bellefontaine for 38 years, retiring in 1988. He was a longtime member of the First Church of God, Bellefontaine and in his spare time, he loved caring for his garden. He enjoyed following The Ohio State Buckeyes athletics as well as the Cincinnati Reds.

Pastor Gary Brown will officiate a funeral service on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 321 N. Main St., Bellefontaine. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home on Saturday. Burial with military honors will follow in Bellefontaine Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Henry County, 1843 Oakwood Ave., Napoleon, OH 43545.

Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Bellefontaine assisted the family with arrangements and condolences may be made to the Ricketts family by visiting www.edsfh.com.

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