It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ben Ricker at home on August 22, 2022. In his 81st year, Ben was ready to go to the happy hunting grounds.
He will be dearly missed by his wife Kathern, children Kitty Seager (Jim), April Johnston (Darrin) Dan Ricker, sister Kelly Logan (Ken), nieces, nephews and extended family. Predeceased by his mother Nettie Andersen (Crumb) and father Wes Ricker, and his infant daughter Melinda.
Papa Ben, the man, the myth, the legend, will be immeasurably missed by his beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren (and the many that adopted him as such), along with Bruce his peacock.
Fortunately, God broke the mold when he was born on October 19, 1941. Ben was a master gunsmith, hunter, trapper, fisherman and outdoorsman. Always willing to lend a hand, even though he only had one… It has been said “You meet the version of Ben you deserve”. He was often seen driving his Suzuki with a Tim’s coffee and a big story to tell. Ben was also known as the presumptuous dog catcher, town beaver trapper and the original one-armed bearded man.
A brief funeral service will be held at Calvary Pentecostal Church , Broad St. East Dunnville on Monday August 29, 2022 at 1:00 pm. followed directly by a Celebration of Life open house in the church gym (downstairs) everyone is welcome to both. Online condolences jwhartfuneral home.com