Mr. Ivan Wayne Riickert, 81, of Eufaula, AL, died Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Big Bend Hospice in Tallahassee, FL.
Mr. Riickert was born November 2, 1938 the son of William Taft Riickert and Goldia Lee Jefferson. He retired after 27 years from American Buildings Co. in Eufaula. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and served in Korea, Germany, and the United States for seven years. Mr. Riickert loved helping others, gardening, hunting, fishing, and was an excellent handy man.
He was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife, Renate Wines Riickert; two brothers, Gary Dale Riickert and William Eugene Riickert.
Survivors include: son, Patrick Riickert (Lisa) of Crawfordsville, FL; daughters, Stephanie Easterwood (Leslie) of Talladega, AL and Maria McGilvary (Craig) of Eufaula, AL; brothers, Freddie David Riickert (Velma) of Cynthiana, KY; sisters, Linda Faye Dobbs (James) of Hartselle, AL and Carolyn Lee Shaw (John) of Maysville, KY; nine grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Special thank you to nurses and staff of Big Bend Hospice for the love and care they have shown.
Funeral Services will be held in Eufaula, AL at Glover Funeral Home on Sunday, September 13, 2020, family and friends may visit www.gloverfuneralhome.com
Local Services will be conducted at 2PM on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Palmer Funeral Home & Crematory in May’s Lick with Rev. Daniel Akers officiating. Interment will follow in the Shannon Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 12-2 PM on Tuesday. Palmer Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family locally. Online condolences to www.palmerfuneralhome.net
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