Ridgeway – DeLila G. Rickey age 93 of Ridgeway passed away on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at The Meadows Assisted Living in Spring Green, WI surrounded by loved ones. She was seven days away from turning 94.
DeLila was born on September 27, 1928 daughter of Herman and Evelyn (Meigs) Hanson. DeLila married Bud Rickey on August 28, 1948, at the Barneveld Lutheran Church and they farmed their entire marriage.
DeLila’s passions were family and farming. She also loved to go to the casinos with Bud and always had a couple extra dollars on her when her sweetheart would spend all his cash. She enjoyed sewing and family get-togethers and brandy old fashions. She was a member of Barneveld Lutheran Church and Ridgeway American Legion Auxiliary
DeLila has looked forward to being reunited with the love of her life ”Bud.”
She is survived by her sister Marcie Yero; her children Diane (Tom) Forseth, Den (Patty) Rickey, Dale (Deb) Rickey, Sandy Rickey and LouAnn (Tim) Wunnicke; her seventeen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren; dear family friend Russ Moyer.
She was preceded in death by her husband Bud, granddaughter Lacey Wunnicke, son-in-law Clark Mindermann and her dog Smokey.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at BARNEVELD LUTHERAN CHURCH. Rev. Rhia Strohm will officiate. Burial will be held in Hyde Cemetery. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services on Tuesday at the church.
The family would like to thank the Meadows Assisted Living staff and Hospice for the wonderful and compassionate care they gave her.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorials be made to a charity of your choice.
Gorgen-McGinley & Ayers Funeral Home
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