Eric V. Rickelmann age 66 of Harrisville passed away Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at his home. Born March 27, 1952, to Richard and Barbara (Buehler) Rickelmann in Ann Arbor, MI, he was raised in Ypsilanti and attended St. John the Baptist School. On May 20, 1972, he married Michele Boik in Ypsilanti. Eric served in the U.S. Air Force as an electronics specialist. After his discharge, he worked at General Motors for several years in Ypsilanti. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University. Eric enjoyed woodworking and building. In 1998. He moved to Harrisville, eventually building his own home. He taught Industrial Arts at Oscoda Schools for 22 years before retiring in 2012. Eric is survived by his wife, Michele, a daughter, Marni Rickelmann of Ketchikan, Alaska, a son, Clint (Darah) Rickelmann of Naples, Florida, two grandchildren, Sawyer and Hudson Rickelmann, his parents, Richard and Barbara of Milan, a sister, Mary Ann Rickelmann of Ypsilanti, four brothers, Larry (Carolyn) of Milan, Dan (Kathi) of Ypsilanti, Doug (Connie) of Pinckney, and Gerry (Jill) of Howell, and a sister in law, Carol Rickelmann of North Port, Florida, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dave Rickelmann. There will be a Celebration of Eric’s life on Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at the Mikado American Legion post #254 from 4:00 until 7:00 PM. Memorial donations are suggested to the Alcona Humane Society. Cremation arrangements were made through Gillies Funeral Home, Lincoln.
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