WARSAW — Ronald James Richcreek, 86, of Ohio 79, Warsaw, died Oct. 18, 2009, at the Autumn Health Care Center in Coshocton.
He was born Oct. 23, 1922, in Coshocton to the late Raymond L. and Cleona N. (Perkins) Richcreek. He was a retired tool designer. He was a member of the Nellie Chapel United Methodist Church and served as a seaman and gunner’s mate in the U.S. Coast Guard on the USCGC Taney. He also enjoyed woodworking and carving.
He is survived by a daughter, Barb (John) Stagmyer of Warsaw; two sons, Arden L. (Kathy) Richcreek of Orlando, Fla., and Stephen L. (Bobbi) Richcreek of Medina; granddaughters, Shelli (Wes) Miller, Lisa (Dick) Cunningham, Jenni (Tim) MacDonald, Nisha (Tom) Festing, and Paige Richcreek; a stepgranddaughter, Jessica Ontko; grandsons, Brad (Lori) Stagmyer and Scott Stagmyer; stepgrandson, Josh Tyson; great-grandchildren, Amiee, Aarika and Jarett Miller, Alexis and Syndney Cunningham, Zach, Ashley, and Elizabeth MacDonald, Bethany and Alysa Stagmyer.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary L. (Cullison) Richcreek, whom he married Feb. 20, 1946, she died Jan. 3, 2003. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Harold, John and Larry Richcreek; and a sister, Twila Uebel.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw with Mr. Ray Griffith and Pastor Coralee Cox officiating. Burial will be in the Valley View Cemetery at Warsaw with graveside military services conducted by the Coshocton County Joint Veterans Council. Visitation is Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. and until service time on Wednesday. Information is online at www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Nellie Chapel United Methodist Church, 320 3rd St., Nellie Village, Warsaw, OH 43844; or the charity of the donor’s choice.