Obituary of Michael Ricketts
Adrian – Michael Eli Ricketts, 68, passed into eternal life with the Lord on June 3, 2019, at his home under the care of his wife, Carol and Hospice of Lenawee, after a long courageous battle with colon cancer.
He was born on August 31, 1950, in Adrian, the son of John and Judy (Murphy) Ricketts. Mike graduated from Madison High School in 1969, and proudly served in the U.S. Navy for four years during the Vietnam War. On April 27, 1974, he married Carol Johnson, and they celebrated 45 years of love together. Mike worked at (Bohn 13) Hydro Aluminum for 41 years. Upon its closing, he worked at Scientemp for seven more years.
In addition to his wife, Carol, he is survived by two sons, Mickey Ricketts of CO and Stephen (Krynn McCarty) Ricketts of MI; one daughter, Rebecca (Eric) Toso of GA; one grandson, Austin Ricketts; two granddaughters, Brady and Charleston Toso; one sister, Susan (Jeff) Derr of VA; one brother, John (Cathy) Ricketts of MI; and special nephew, Aaron (Karen) Ricketts of MI. He was preceded in death by his mother and father.
Mike loved U of M football (Go Blue!) and Detroit Tiger baseball. He was a wonderful husband, fabulous father, and an amazing grandfather.
Visitation for Mike will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2019, from 2-8 p.m. with a Rosary being recited at 7:00 p.m. at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, June 7, 2019, beginning at 10:30 a.m. with visitation starting at 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at St. Mary of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Adrian with Fr. Tim McIntire as Celebrant. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the American Legion Post #97 and V.F.W. Post #1584 Annis-Fint.
You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be given to the St. Mary’s Food Pantry or Hospice of Lenawee. Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.