October 24, 2022–
Garrett Jay Rickert
August 13, 1954 – October 12, 2022
Mr. Garrett Jay Rickert, aged 68, of Grand Rapids passed away peacefully with family members at his side at Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Levi and Ellen Whitepigeon; along with several aunts and uncles; his father, Carl E. Wicker; brother, Dennis J. Rickert; nephew, Chad Michael Rickert; niece, Caitlyn Elizabeth Bloom; and great-nephew, Michael Levi Rickert. A proud tribal citizen of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, Garrett’s home was decorated with many Native American items.
After a long career in retail management, in 2008, he became co-owner of Live Scan Fingerprinting. Garrett has left a legacy of generosity, loyalty, diligence, humor, and joy. Surviving are his mother, Jennie Wicker; brothers, James Rickert, and Levi (Sheri) Rickert; sisters, Dr. Jessica Rickert (William Strait), Deborah Bloom, and Nancy (David) Krogmann, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins; and special friend, Linda Ellis. A private family funeral service was held at MKD Funeral Home at 4646 Kalamazoo Ave, SE, Kentwood, Michigan on Monday, October 17, 2022, with District Elder Dorian Richardson, pastor of the Apostolic Faith Church, officiating. The family wishes to thank Faith Hospice at Trillium Woods staff for the care they gave to Garrett during his final days.
(Courtesy of MKD Funeral Home)