THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Carolyn D. Rickaby
Carolyn D. Rickaby, 73, of Menominee passed away at home on Wednesday, July 17 surrounded by her family, following a short battle with cancer.
Born on March 1, 1940 to the late Walter and Mary (Hirsch) Ebner in Milwaukee, she attended Our Lady of Lourdes School. On April 26, 1958 she married Robert J. Rickaby at St. Williams Church in Menominee and he preceded her in death on June 3, 2012.
She loved her family and took time to listen and be there for them. She enjoyed bargain shopping, gardening and watching wildlife in her backyard sanctuary. She was a Relevant Radio and Right to Life supporter. A member of Holy Spirit Church, she belonged to the Legion of Mary and RCIA.
She is survived by two sons, David (Jennifer) Rickaby of Marinette and Daniel, sr. (Sharon) Rickaby of Menominee; three daughters, Cathie Demerath of Sun Prairie and Chris (Drew) Hoegger and Kelly Rickaby, both of Green Bay; sisters, Marlene Sulk of Marinette, Dorothy Sulk of Peshtigo and Cecelia (Tom) Tomas of Orleans, NE; a brother, Allen (Donna) Ebner of Long Prairie, MN; a sister in law, Carol Rickaby of Marinette; grandchildren, Katie (Merle) Alix, Robert, Braeden, Benjamin and Lucy Rickaby, Karen (Todd) Maki, Dan, jr. and Ryan Rickaby, Erich Demerath, Erin and Corrine Wheelock and Kristopher and Kassandra Rickaby; step-grandchildren, Jeremy (Sonja) and Anthony (Katie) Boland, Bobby, Nada and Tyler (Bash) Hoegger and great-grandchildren, Emma and John Maki.
Visitation took place at Cadieu-Thielen Funeral Home on Sunday, July 21 from 6 p.m. until time of the Vigil Prayer service at 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on Monday, July 22 at 11 a.m. at Resurrection Church with Rev. Michael Chenier presiding. Burial was in Birch Creek Cemetery.