Chris R. “CR” Ricker

June 15, 2021

Chris R. “CR” Ricker, 67, of Michigantown, Ind., died unexpectedly June 15, 2021 in his home.  He was born on January 18, 1954 in Frankfort to Ted B. and Barbara J. (Caldwell) Ricker.  He married Cliston S. Doolittle in August 1995 and she preceded him in death on February 2, 2021.

CR was a lifelong Clinton County resident and a 1972 graduate of Clinton Central High School.  He attended Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind.  He was a lifelong NAPA Associate and enjoyed antique cars, restoring cars and was currently restoring a Studebaker.

Visitation and Services

Friends may visit 5-7 p.m. Thursday, June 24, 2021 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, IN  46041.  Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association - Camp John Warvel, with envelopes at the funeral home.

Survived by:

Surviving are his Mother: Barbara J. Ricker of Frankfort; Daughters: Rhea (Nicole) Ricker of Indianapolis, Rachel (Hannah) Ricker of Goldsmith, Angela (Erik) Hulstrom of Brentwood, CA, and Jayne (Brent) Flatt of Carmel; Grandchildren: Danika and Aidan Hulstrom, Jackson and Adelynn Flatt, and Thatcher and Jack Ricker; Brother: Jay B. (Nancy) Ricker of Pendleton; Special Friend: Lori Eldridge of Frankfort; Mother-in-law: Mary Louise Shackelford of Lafayette; and Uncle: James (Phyllis) Caldwell of Frankfort.  

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his wife and father.


Leave your Condolences

11 Condolences for “Chris R. “CR” Ricker”

  1. Wanda Kercheval June 16, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    Sorry for the loss of son, father, brother and friend. Bless you all

  2. Reta Williams June 16, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    Jay, I am so sorry to learn of Chris’s death. My prayers are with you and your family and especially your mother.

  3. Fred & Starlin Myers June 16, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    My husband Fred & I are very sorry for your loss. My husband had known Chris many years, and will miss seeing him at Napa. May God comfort his special friend Lori and family.

  4. James W. Mc Quern June 17, 2021 at 7:50 am

    To the Ricker family, he will be missed.

  5. Tony and Norma Wise June 17, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    We are sorry about your loss, he worked with my son Toby McClain. He will be sadly missed, prayers go out to you and family.

  6. Cathy and Jim Maryfield June 17, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    My deepest sorrow for your loss. Remember the good times and leave the rest for God to confront. Chris was a wonderful person and Jim and I were glad to say we know him. Blessings to all.

  7. Nancy L. Clark June 19, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    So sorry to hear about Chris passing.

  8. Bill Dickerson June 22, 2021 at 11:58 am

    So sorry for your loss, I’ve known CR many years through NAPA, May God comfort his family in the day’s to come.

  9. Robert Wilkinson June 22, 2021 at 2:31 pm

    Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Rachel and her family with the loss of her father. We didn’t know the family but Rachel is a product of her family, a wonderful, sweet and caring person and we love her very much.

  10. Matt Adams June 22, 2021 at 4:56 pm

    So sorry to hear of the passing of CR. I always get my car parts at Napa in Frankfort. He was always so kind and so helpful. I was in last week to get parts and heard the news. Wanting the family to know our family’s thoughts and prayers are with them. Heaven gained a good man.

  11. Brittany Reams June 24, 2021 at 2:54 pm

    Rach and Rhea (and family),
    I am so very sorry. Love you guys!

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