SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Don Rickman, a loving husband, dad, grandpa, brother, uncle, and wonderful friend died unexpectedly and went to be with Jesus on Sunday, June 14, 2020.
The greatest joys of Don’s life were centered around his 42-year marriage to his best friend and wife, his children and grandchildren and the healing power of Jesus that was evidenced throughout his life. Don was a master carpenter with a lifetime of experience and stories to go along with it. He was born July 1, 1959 and raised in Salem, Ohio, a city he loved and enjoyed for its people, the work he accomplished while living there, and the memories it held. Don’s larger-than-life personality, big hugs and kisses, and booming voice lives in the hearts and minds of all he came into contact with from family to friends and neighbors.
Don is survived by his wife, Bonnie Rickman; his children, Amanda (Ryan) Ingle, Don Jr. (Amanda Jo) Rickman, and Katie Rickman; grandchildren, Summer, Noah, Ivy, Maxwell, and Arlie; stepmom, Rosie Rickman; mother-in-law, Beverly Musacchio and adopted parents, Bob and Darlene Hutton; brothers and sisters, Jannette Leatherman, Karl (Linda) Rickman, Lois Barker, Desi (Kit) Rickman, Lynnette Moretz, his twin sister, Dona Blondet, Rob (Deri) Hutton, Dee Hoffman, and Lindy Hutton; many nieces and nephews, dear extended family and many friends. He is predeceased by his, father, Karl Rickman, mother, Adele and her husband, Jim Bertram, and father-in-law, Louis Musacchio.
Services will be held at Realife Church Saturday, June 20, 2020. Visitation will be held at 11:00 a.m. and a Celebration of Life at 1:00 p.m.
If unable to attend you may show your support by joining our complimentary “Hugs from Home” program where your message will be attached to a balloon in the chapel to remind the family of your love and support at www.starkmemorial.com/hugs-from-home.
You are now able to share your respects and memories with the family with a recorded video message at https://www.starkmemorial.com/virtualhugs.
Arrangements are being handled by Stark Memorial Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
To view Don’s obituary or send condolences, visit www.starkmemorial.com.