Middleton - Marjorie Rickey, age 94, of Middleton died Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Oak Park West in Middleton. Marjorie was born on June 9, 1918 in Chillicothe, Illinois, the daughter of Frank and Margaret Carr. She married Wayne Rickey on August 9, 1937. Wayne and Marjorie were married for 55 years. They raised 3 children and worked together in the business they owned, Rickey Sales and Service, a farm implement business in Henry, Illinois for more than 30 years. She was a member of Henry Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed life but her greatest loves were her family and playing cards. Marjorie will be remembered for her fun-loving nature and her great generosity.
Marjorie is survived by a brother Paul and his wife LaVerna; her sister and brother-in-law, Jeanne and John Lopeman; a sister-in-law, Violet Rickey; a son George Rickey and wife Vicky; daughter, Carol and husband Dave Bleifield; 5 grand-children, Elaina Bleifield (Roy Tschida), Erik Bleifield (Molly), Scott Rickey, Kelly Rickey and Kira Rickey; also 4 great Grandchildren, Marina Tschida, Karissa Tschida, Benjamin Bleifield and Bridget Bleifield.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Margaret Carr; her husband, Wayne Rickey; her brothers Morris Carr and Murl Carr; her son Kenneth and daughter-in-law Sue Rickey.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 6 p.m. at WINN-CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 5785 Hwy Q, Waunakee. A visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 4 p.m. A second memorial service will be held in Henry, Illinois at the HENRY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH on Saturday, November 24, 2012. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to11 a.m. with a service at 11 a.m.
Donations may be made to Agrace Hospice Care of Madison.
The family would like to thank the staff of Oak Park Place West and Agrace Hospice Care for the loving care and support they provided to Marjorie and her family.