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Richard "Rick" Allen Strickler
September 11, 1953 ~ September 1, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old
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Richard "Rick" Allen Strickler, 69, of Wabash, Indiana passed away at 6:50 p.m. on Friday, September 1, 2023, at his residence. He was born on September 11, 1953, to Richard L. and Elsie M. (Horner) Strickler in Wabash, Indiana.
Rick was a graduate of Wabash High School. He served in the United States Army. He married Cheryl Sue Sailors on April 11, 1975. She passed away on March 2, 2011. Rick worked as a forklift operator at Paperworks in Wabash, formerly Container Corp. He retired in 2017 after 38 years. Rick enjoyed arts and crafts and did a lot of driftwood artwork.
Rick is survived by three sons, Jason (Jessica) Strickler of Wabash, Indiana, Eric (Andrea) Strickler of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Brian Strickler of Wabash, Indiana; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; his mother, Elsie Strickler of Wabash, Indiana; one sister, Jodie (Chuck) Burkholder of Wabash, Indiana. He is preceded in death by his father, his wife, and two brothers.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at McDonald Funeral Home, Wabash Chapel, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992 with Pastor Tony Mercer officiating. Burial will follow at Friends Cemetery in Wabash.
Visitation for family and friends will be 2 hours prior to the service from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at the funeral home.
McDonald Funeral Homes, Wabash Chapel, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992, have been trusted with Richard Strickler's final arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcdonaldfunerals.com