Martha A. Rickelman, 83, Ferdinand

Martha A. Rickelman, 83, of Ferdinand, died Tuesday, September 17, at Scenic Hills Care Center in Ferdinand. She was born in Ferdinand March 3, 1936, to Prosper and Laura (Ruhe) Johanneman. She married Flavian “Flip” Rickelman June 14, 1958, at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church in Ferdinand. He died May 17, 2009.

Martha was a member of Christ the King Parish, St. Ferdinand Church. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, going on bus trips, and spending time visiting family and friends, especially her grandchildren.

She is survived by one daughter, Laura Tretter and husband Keith, Ferdinand; two sons, Tony Rickelman and wife Amy and Frank Rickelman and wife Sandy, all of Ferdinand; six grandchildren, Lexie, Katie, and Kamie Tretter, and Max, Jake, and Ben Rickelman; twp step-grandchildren, Brooke and Brandon Berg; and one great-grandaughter,  Ella.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday and from 7-8:30 a.m. Saturday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Ferdinand Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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