Dennis Rickert Obituary

WYOMING, MICH. – Mr. Dennis Joseph Rickert aged 60 of Wyoming passed away peacefully, after a courageous fight with cancer Tuesday, March 20, 2018.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carl E. Wicker; son, Chad Michael Rickert and his Fiance, Sheliah Denise Gallegos in 1984; grandson, Michael Levi; mother-in-law, Shirley Mae Cook; brother-in-law, Michael Bloom; niece, Caitlyn E. Bloom; Grandparents Levi and Ellen Whitepigeon along with several aunts and uncles.

Surviving are his wife of 12 years, Lynn Marie Rickert; children, Elizabeth Lynette (Christopher) Peay, Adam Michael Rickert, Nicholas Lawrence Rickert; grandchildren, Israel Tyee, Etania Olissa, Philomena Sheliah; his mother, Jennie Wicker; brothers, James Rickert, Garrett Rickert and Levi (Sheri) Rickert; sisters, Dr. Jessica Rickert (William Strait), Deborah Bloom and Nancy (David) Krogmann; father-in-law, Gerald Cook; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mark (Mary) Cook, Sheryl Schroeter, and Thomas (Veronica) Cook; his beloved dog, Buddy; special family friend, Paul Collins; dear sister-in-law, Deanna Tolbert; many nieces, nephews and extended family. Dennis was proud to be a Tribal citizen of Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

A celebration of his life will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Apostolic Faith Church, 1935 – 44th St. SE. His family will greet relatives and friends Friday, March 30th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Stegenga Funeral Chapel – Wyoming, 3131 S. Division Ave. Memorial contributions may be made to a College Education Fund for his grandchildren.

Lynn and Dennis’s family would like to extend a special thank you to SpartanNash, Teamsters and FedEx for their personal support, concern and help to Dennis and Lynn over the last few months, we have greatly appreciated all you have done. To share a photo, memory and sign the family’s online guestbook please visit

  • Courtesy of Stegenga Funeral Chapel