FOREST — Glen E. Rickenbacher, of Forest, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012 at University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, Mich. He was 72.
Born June 21, 1940 in Forest, he was a son of the late Harold and Faye (Wolford) Rickenbacher. He married Carl “Sue” Morse on Nov. 21, 1965 and she survives in Forest.
Mr. Rickenbacher also is survived by a son, Bruce Rickenbacher, Fostoria; two daughters, Carol (Jeff) Ault, Fostoria; and Kimberly (Edward) James, Forest; four grandchildren, Bruce Rickenbacher II, Casandra Ault, Jared Ault and Wyatt James; two brothers, Paul (Nancy) Rickenbacher, Kenton; and Wayne (Sandy) Rickenbacher, Forest; and a sister, Judy (Mike) Houser, Hilliard.
Mr. Rickenbacher graduated from Kenton High School in 1958. He was a farmer and owned and operated G&W Farm Supply and Trucking.
Mr. Rickenbacher was an elder for more than 52 years at Heritage Christian Union Church, Forest, where he also taught Sunday school.
He also was a member of the National Rifle Association and the American Quarter Horse Association.
His passion was raising and racing quarter horses. Mr. Rickenbacher enjoyed his faithful dog, Sparky. He also enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, boating and helping, visiting and talking with people. Most of all, he enjoyed being with his family, especially his grandchildren.
The funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Heritage Christian Union Church with the Revs. Ken Gray and Rex Roth officiating. Burial will be in Jackson Center Cemetery, Jackson Township. Visitation will be held from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Clark Shields Funeral Home, Forest, and one hour prior to the service at the church Monday.
Memorials may be made to Heritage Christian Union Church, the American Red Cross or the Hardin County Fair for the purchase of a 4-H horse area water wagon in care of Clark Shields Funeral Home, 301 S. Patterson St., Forest OH 45843.