Rickie Sheldon Jr.

Rickie Sheldon Jr.

Rick went to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 28, 2015 in Otsego due to a tragic accident.

He was born June 7, 1979 in Kalamazoo, the son of Rickie and Patricia (Winn) Sheldon. He grew up in Otsego and was a 1998 graduate of Otsego High School. Rick enjoyed many sports, especially playing softball on a league with his many friends and following the Detroit Lions. He was an avid reader and an active member and Elder at Gateway Freedom Church in Allegan. On July 16, 2011 he married Amy Hisler who survives.

Also surviving are his parents; his brother Broc Sheldon of Allegan; his grandmothers, Millie Boss of Otsego and Geneva Davis of Ionia; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many special friends.

His family will greet friends Thursday from 5-8pm at Winkel Funeral Home in Otsego, where a funeral services will be held on Friday at 11am with Pastor Earl VanDyke officiating.

Burial will follow at Trowbridge Methodist Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Rick may be made to the Gateway Freedom Church.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com

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  1. Lynn Anderson says:

    I extend my sympathies to both his wife, and his entire family. I worked with Pat for many years and attend church with his in-laws. My heart is just broken for all of you. I will keep you all in my prayers and thoughts. May God give peace to all of you during this difficult time and days ahead.

  2. Jacquelyn King says:

    I am keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers. Rick was a very special person. He was always kind and compassionate and gave so much of himself to others. He will be missed by many.

  3. Bob Harden says:

    My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Rickie, Patty and family. Words cannot express how sorry I was to hear about Rickie, Jr. My thoughts are with you during this very difficult time. I never had the privilege to meet Rickie, Jr. in person but through the stories of his proud Dad I know he will be greatly missed. In my thoughts, Bob Harden

  4. Penny Brown says:

    Patti I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers

  5. Joyce mohrland says:

    Rick was my sons good friend. They played ball together. Rick spent many nights and times at our house. He always called me mom. I sit here in disbelief that he’s gone. Loved him so much and am thankful to have seen him in Dec. at Walmart and gave him a big hug. RIP

  6. Ken Humbarger Jr. says:

    Rick, not too much I can say other than it was my pleasure to meet you in the summer of 1999, continued to know you as we played softball on Twin City Builders, won some championships and created life long memories/stories that still to this day make me laugh out loud randomly (Sandusky trip with Ben K., Eric B, and you will always make me smile), but more importantly got to know you as a person and friend. I was honored to share your wedding day with you nearly 4 years ago. Although we never know what god has in store for us, I can honestly say that getting to know you through Ben was a blessing that will always shine on til the end of time. Rest in peace brother/5er/Friend! May your home runs be Looooonnng gone up there in Heaven!

  7. Cathy Like says:

    Keeping you all in my thought’s n prayers.May God be with you in your time of sorrow.

  8. Tim and Glenda Knarian says:

    Got to know Rick and Amy better while camping last summer. Wonderful, loving and Godly people. It is not for us to question why God decided to take Rick. We do know that Rick is in Jesus’ loving arms and celebrating. Amy, Patricia and the family, we pray it comforts you to know this. You are loved, and cared for and in the prayers of many. May peace and comfort blanket you.

  9. Trish Sousley says:

    Amy & Patricia
    My heart felt deepest love to you both. I know he is in a better place, but I am surely going to miss the conversations about football, baseball and basketball. His smile that brought sunshine into every room he walked into and that laugh that was totally contagious . May God bless you both and know that Ricky is watching over the whole family each and every day.
    Blessings, Trish

  10. Denis & Karen Homan says:

    Amy, Lisa, Clayton, and other family members, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. CJ Monroe says:

    I am so so sorry Patricia (and of course, for your family). I have been thinking and praying for you since I heard the news about your dear sweet boy Rickie. I can’t imagine how you must be feeling, nothing prepares you for this kind of personal devastation.

    May your precious son Rest in Peace and watch over his dear mom from his new heavenly home.

  12. Kathy Moss Meyer says:

    Very sorry about the loss of your son. May God bless you all. ♥

  13. Wilburn and Ruby Moss says:

    Thinking of you during your tragic loss of your son

  14. Darrell &Virginia Hicks &Family says:

    Dear Amy & family,
    Our hearts go out to you at this saddest of times
    May the Father send you comfort and peace for your heartache.
    Ricky was a wonderful person and will be very much missed.
    Great Uncle & Great Aunt Tink & Virginia Hicks
    Great Aunt Charlotte Dowding

  15. Deanna Bell says:

    Patricia, thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. I’m sorry for the loss of your son. You are in my prayers.

  16. Dian Liepe says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with Rickie’s family. I knew him as a kind helper to Jon. He will be missed, but he has left us with memories of kindness and Christian love. Know that there are many people holding you in their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  17. Marlene Moss Wills says:

    Very sorry for the loss of your son,my prayers are out to you and the family

  18. Doris Moss Moreno says:

    Thinking of you during your loss of your son.

  19. Nancy & Ken Moore says:

    Lisa, Clayton, Jarrod….. Amy The Heavens opened up for warm and caring man. We are praying for comfort in this difficult time.

  20. Jason and Tammy says:

    We will pray for him to a place where it’s warm and he will be the next to Jesus in heaven. Much love from Jason and Tammy from beauty nails God bless you…

  21. dan mellinger says:

    To the entire Sheldon family, my condolences go out to you all .I can not imagin your grief.I will light a candle for you all and you all are in my thoughts and prayers,The good Lord will help you through these extremely hard times…

  22. Rosalyn Shelton says:

    I met Rick while working JCI. We used to joke and just have fun. He was indeed a special person. May God bless his family and my prayers are with u.

  23. Walt & Ruth Wolf says:

    Our deepest condolences to Rick’s entire family. Walt and myself knew Rick as a little boy and he grew up to be a good man; he’ll be missed. May our Lord and savior carry you during this tragic time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and take comfort in knowing you’ll see again in heaven.☁️

  24. steve & char wooten says:

    our prayers are with you all

  25. Billy Joe and Gracie Moss says:

    Sending prayers to you and your family

  26. d mullins says:

    So sorry to read of the tragic loss of your Rickie
    Death is an enemy to all of us. God refers to death as the ‘enemy that will soon be brought to nothing,’ [1Corinthians 15:26.] Please be encouraged by these words from the Bible, because the Bible gives us the wonderful resurrection hope. [John 5:28,29.]
    Our creator, Jehovah God , promises to remove from the earth all bad things and the ‘righteous will live on the here forever’,[ Psalms 37:9,10,11,28 and 29].
    ” God will wipe all the tears from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry, nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”[Revelation 21:4,5.]
    There is much Bible-based comfort to be found on the website jw.org.

  27. Tommie Moss says:

    So sorry for the loss of your loved one. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  28. BillieJo (VanRhee) Mol says:

    I was deeply saddened to hear of Rick’s passing. I worked with him at Johnson Controls and became his friend. Rick was a wonderful person with a kind heart and a good sense of humor. My heart goes out to his wife and family as they deal with this tragic loss.

  29. Andy and Linda Weaver says:

    Clayton, Lisa. So sorry to hear about your terrible loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family in this difficult time.

  30. Miles and Myrna Shrontz says:

    Amy we are so sorry for your loss. Please know that you and Ricks family are in our thoughts and our prayers. Great Aunt Myrna and Great Uncle Miles.

  31. Kim Sheldon says:

    Patricia, Broc, Rick and family. Y’all are in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry to hear of Rickie’s passing. Keep his memories close to your heart and they will be alive forever. Miss you, P.

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