Ruth Brickel


HICKSVILLE -- Ruth M. Brickel, 81, died Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Ind.

She was born on August 10, 1932, in Defiance, Ohio, to the late Charles and Beulah (Breininger) Weber. She married Robert A. Brickel on Feb. 18, 1951, in Defiance, Ohio, and he preceded her in death.

Surviving are a daughter, Dianne (Cliff) Witmer, Leo, Ind.; sons, Robert (Dorothy) Brickel, Jr. of Hicksville, Ohio, and Bill (Pat) Brickel of Harriman, Tenn.; grandchildren, Jade (Clint) Delagrange, Spencerville, Ind., Tyler (Randa) Witmer, Leo, Ind.; great-grandchildren, Boone Delagrange, Adessa Witmer; brother, Ed (Dorothy) Bostelman of Haviland, Ohio; sisters, Donna (Earl) Baldwin of Cecil, Ohio, Linda Barham of Defiance, Ohio; and stepbrother, Paul Bostelman of Defiance.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Eilene Crisp and Mary Woodring.

Ruth was a homemaker who loved to cross stitch and have flower gardens. She enjoyed time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Calling will be held on Saturday, July 5, 2014, from noon-3 p.m. at North Leo Mennonite Church (15419 SR 1 Leo, Ind). Services will be held at 3 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in Schlatter Cemetery.

Memorials are to Parkview Home Health & Hospice, 1900 Carew Street Suite 6, Fort Wayne, IN 46805.

Arrangements are by Carnahan-Baidinger & Walter Funeral Home, Spencerville, Ind. To view an online obituary and sign the guestbook, please visit

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