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Obituary for Warren A. Riker Sr.
Obituary for Warren A. Riker Sr. Warren A. Riker Sr., 68, of Bicknell, IN passed away Saturday August 10, 2013 at 6:41 AM at the Good Samaritan Hospital with his family at his bedside. He was born July 11, 1945 in Vincennes the son of Carl Riker and Mae Johnson. His father died early and his mother married Everett Lovellette who helped raise him. He was a Lineman for PSI/Duke Energy for over 32 years. He married Martha L. Kinman on Sept 10, 1963 and they made their life together for 40 years until her death in 2003. He attended Asbury Chapel Methodist Church and he was devoted to his family. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying deer hunting, fishing and anything outdoors with his family. He loved to repair and improve anything he could and after retirement you rarely seen him without a tool in his hands. He is survived by his family, Warren A. Riker Jr., and his wife Kim of Bicknell, IN, Kim Taylor, and her husband Jim of Monroe City, IN, Cathi Hurd, and her husband Bryan of Wheatland, IN and Becky Riker of Bicknell, IN. His grandchildren, Warren A. Riker III, Cheyenne Riker, Ashly Taylor, Martha Neighbors, Janay Neighbors, Tiffani Clem, Jasmine Hurd, Dustin Riker, Jericho Riker, Jeff Duke, Mark Duke, Mike Duke, Jason Duke, Sean Duke and Elizabeth Duke. His great grandchildren, Ethyn Riker, Kadance Riker, Gabriel Riker, Brayden Duke, Zoey Duke, Layla Duke and Daisy Duke. His brothers, Charles Riker, and his wife Darlene and Jeff Riker, and his wife Coetta both of Washington, IN. He was preceded in death by his wife Martha L. Riker, his grandchildren, Caleb Taylor and Chris Duke, his parents and stepfather, 2 brothers, Ralph Riker and Butch Riker in early childhood and 2 sisters, Carlotta Schlomer and Barbara Kays. Funeral services will be celebrated Tuesday August 13, 2013 at 1:00 PM at the Duesterberg-Fredrick Wampler Shaw Chapel with Pastor Mark Neilson officiating. He will be laid to rest next to his wife in the Asbury Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM until the time of services at 1:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Good Samaritan Hospital Cancer Center in his memory.