William Robert John Bricker
ELLSWORTH –– William Robert John Bricker, 79, died Feb. 20, 2013 in Salina. He was born May 9, 1933 in Larned to Robert and Bertha (Bahls) Bricker.
He attended Lucas High School class of 1954.
An Ellsworth resident since 1971, he was a custodian for Ellsworth High School, retiring in 1993. Bill was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, VFW Post 6485 and American Legion Post 174, all of Ellsworth. He proudly served his country in the US Army artillery in Korea in 1954-1955.
On March 29, 1974, he married Hulda Nienke Carr. She survives. Other survivors include daughters Trudy Lough of Salina and Dody Bricker of Solomon; stepson Phil Carr and wife Sonja of Pittsburg; brother Dave Bricker and wife Cindy of Lucas; sister Lillian Lawrence and husband John of Russell; grandchildren Abby, Nikki, Matt, Cameron and Colby; great grandchildren Jarrett, Jadyn, Matthias and Nolan; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sons Jeff and Les, sister Mary Jane and brother Jim.
Visitation will be 1-8 pm, Sunday at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth with family receiving friends 2-4 pm.
Funeral service will be held 10 am, Monday at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ellsworth, with burial following in the Lucas City Cemetery, Lucas.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church or VFW Post 6485, in c/o the funeral home, PO Box 45, Ellsworth, KS 67439.
(This obituary was written and paid for by the family of William Robert John Bricker)