Aaron J. "Bus" Rickel

Aaron J. "Bus" Rickel

April 29, 1921 - November 9, 2016


Aaron J. “Bus” Rickel, 95, of Burbank, died Wednesday, Nov 9, 2016 at his home.

He was born April 29, 1921 in Burbank to the late George L. and Hazel M. (Young) Rickel and was a graduate of Burbank High School.  He served in the U.S. Army during WW II having served in the South Pacific and on June 16, 1946 married the former Marjorie Warrick.  She preceded him in death on June 29, 1985.  On Oct. 23, 1994 he married Patricia Cowley and she preceded him in death on Sept. 11, 2002.  He retired from Waterbury Farrel having previously worked at Borg Warner and at Lance’s Garage in Burbank.  He was a member of the Harrisville Masonic Lodge #137 F. & A.M. and the Chip Carvers.  A life resident of Burbank he enjoyed wintering in Florida and fishing in Canada.

Surviving are his daughter, Cindy (Roger) Messmore of Wooster; son, Terry Rickel of Burbank; a step-daughter, Cheryl (James) Hunt of Maryville, TN; grandchildren, Lisa (Dan) Wise of West Salem, Brad (Denise) Messmore of Lodi and Amy (Michael) Schram of Maryville; great-grandchildren, Anastasha Topovski and Natasha and Isabella Messmore and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wives and sisters, Maxine, Hettie and Mary.

Services will be Monday at 1:00 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston with burial following at Burbank Cemetery.  Friends may call Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the funeral home.  Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com  Memorials contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Assoc. 70 West Streetsboro, Suite 201 Hudson, Ohio 44236 or to Breast Cancer of Ohio P.O. Box 31238 Independence, Ohio 44131.

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Name: Dianna Miller

I knew Bus through Bob Evans.  He came there several times a week.  He would always bring some wood items that he carved and some canes that he made.  Those were some treasures that he like to show off.  I enjoyed looking at them.  Bus was a sweet "young" man.  One time he came in with a lottery ticket, scratched it off and it had $8.00 on it.  He said, "here Effie, take this, I won't go to the store."  He would always call me EFFIE, even though he knew my real name.  Bus always had me laughing.  He would look at me through the grill line and close his one eye, like a wink, and just start laughing.  I would always get after him because he would order full size meals, and not eat half of it.  I told him he could take it home, or order from the kids menu, which would be smaller portions and lots let $$.  He pretty much ordered the same thing, and pretty much always through half of it away.  Bus was a 'REAL TREASURE' when he came in.  I will greatly miss him.  I have a picture of him one year putting an ornament on the Christmas tree at Bob Evans.  I asked him if he wanted to help me decorate it, so he grabbed one ornament and put it on there.  Bus, RIP my friend, and thank you for serving our country.  You will greatly be missed. 


Name: Wooster Wayne Chapter DAR

The Wooster Wayne Chapter of DAR would like to extend our deepest sympathy to your family in the loss of your loved one. We are very grateful for Aaron's service to our country. Patriots are what keep our nation free. May God Bless you and comfort your family at this difficult time.