Michael Ray Ricklefs, 56, of Woodstock, passed away on June 20, 2021 at his home in Woodstock.
He was born in Chicago on July 23, 1964 to Raymond C. and Norine (Hernandez) Ricklefs.
Michael was a machinist by trade working at Barrington Automation. His knowledge of mechanics grew over the years. He was able to build things, repair things, and create things. He could, and would, help anyone with any task. He was loved and will be missed.
He is survived by six children, Michael Piper, Nicole Ricklefs, Nathan Ricklefs, Bradley Ricklefs, stepsons, Ryan Eames and Jesse Eames; a grandchild, Aiden Beach; and a sister, Linda Ruppenthal; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
There will be a visitation on Friday, June 25, 2021 from 3:00 pm until the service at 6:00 pm at the Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home 1211 N. Seminary Ave. Woodstock. Interment services will be private.
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