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Alan Spackman Rickert

Alan Spackman Rickert , 86, passed away May 6, 2017 at Avera Prince of Peace Nursing Home.

Alan Spackman Rickert was the son of Paul and Vera (Spackman) Rickert. Alan was baptized in the Presbyterian Church in Sisseton, where he attended Grade School and High School. He graduated from South Dakota State College in 1952 with a Degree in Civil Engineering.

Alan married Betty Steen of Brookings, South Dakota after his commission as a Lieutenant in the Air Force. The two lived in several Air Force Bases until he received orders to serve in Japan.

After his Military service, he returned to the US to start his family and started work at Howard, Needles, Tammen and Bergendoff a Civil Engineering firm in Kansas City. In May of 1958 he was happy to join Wenger Manufacturing in Sabetha Kansas where he worked for 17 years. His position was Sales Manager for the Northern US.

In 1969 he moved his family to Sisseton SD to enjoy the Lakes region. In 1974 he then moved his family to Sioux Falls where he has resided for 43 years.

In 1976 Betty his wife and mother of 4 children, passed away. Alan remarried to a school teacher, Colleen Leonard and they enjoyed Sioux Falls and the South Dakota Lakes Region together.

Alan is survived by his wife Colleen of Sioux Falls, his Children Craig (Carla) Rickert, Sioux Falls, Paul (Marie) Rickert Sioux Falls, and Paige (Tracy) Rickert, Edina Minnesota, Barb (Al) Lingor Mexia, Texas, ten grandchildren and two great Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Brother Paul Jr., Wife Betty and his Daughter Debi Rickert.

A memorial service will be held 7:00pm Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at Heritage Funeral Home, with visitation from 5:00pm-9:00pm. A funeral service and burial will be held Memorial Day weekend at First Presbyterian Church in Sisseton, SD.
Published in The Argus Leader on May 7, 2017
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