Deloyd M. Rickard, 84 of rural Rockford, died Thursday afternoon, May 9, 2018 at his residence in York Township.


He was born on August 8, 1934 in Liberty Township, Van Wert County, the son of the late Wesley Paul and Elizabeth Camilla (Rollins) Rickard. On September 20, 1952, he married the former Joanne Wise who survives.


Other family survivors include his two sons, Timothy (Bev) Rickard of Rockford and LaVon D. (Darlene) Rickard of Knoxville, Tennessee; three sisters, Patricia  Forgie of North Canton, Ohio, Marilyn J. (Gerald) Mead of Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Cheryl (Richard) Shobe of Van Wert; eight grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.


He was preceded in death by two sons, LaVerne C. Rickard and Tad Alan Rickard.


Deloyd was a 1952 graduate of Ohio City-Liberty High School. He was a farmer and retired from Eaton Corporation in Van Wert in 1989.


There will be no services.


Memorials are to the Belle Community Church or United Way (Youth Activities). 


Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at cowanfuneralhome.com.


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