William Joseph “Wild Bill” Rickelman, East Bernstadt, Kentucky

Wild BillWilliam Joseph “Wild Bill” Rickelman, 57, of East Bernstadt, Kentucky, died Thursday (February 6) at St. Joseph Hospital in London, Kentucky. He was born in Jasper July 7, 1956, to Robert and Rosalee (Kapp) Rickelman.

Bill was of the Catholic faith. He was a carpenter and enjoyed riding his motorcycle, fishing, and playing pool.

Surviving are his wife, Barbara Rickelman; two daughters, Amanda Thewes, Huntingburg, and Andrea Rickelman, Celestine; one son, William Rickelman, Huntingburg; one step-daughter, Angela Miller, Louisville; one step-son, Eric Miller, London, Kentucky; two brothers, John Rickelman and wife Phyllis, St. Anthony, and Patrick Rickelman and wife Kalyn, Rowan Oak, North Carolina; five grandchildren; and two step-grand children.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Rosalee Rickelman.

Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. Monday at London Funeral Home in London, Kentucky. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made to London Funeral Home toward funeral expense. There will be no services.

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