Marilyn Jo (Ricke) Einhaus, 75, of Batesville, formerly of Napoleon, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Margaret Mary Health Center in Batesville. Born September 8, 1938 in Greensburg, she was the daughter of Leo and Luella (Buell) Ricke.
Marilyn married Randolph Einhaus on April 24, 1982 in Greensburg. The homemaker was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Napoleon and a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Batesville.
Marilyn loved life and had an exuberant sense of humor. She truly celebrated life. The love she felt for her family and friends was evident. Her last days were filled with peace and a strong unwavering faith. She treated those last moments as true gifts from God, expressing a witness and love to each of her family members. Marilyn’s zest for life and love will be remembered by so many people. She will be missed.
Survivors include her loving husband, Randolph; daughters Pamela (Randal) Cooper, Janet (Ed) Hodson, Christie (John) Clark; son, Mark Campbell; step-children Liconda (Jerry) Stutler, Jacqueline (Jerry) Robinson and Randolph (Mary) Einhaus Jr.; 20 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and siblings Mary Louise Overman and Paul and Steve Ricke.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Howard, Maurice Dale, Lowell Eugene, John Richard, Robert Lee and William Ricke; sisters, Betty King, Lois Ralston and Deloris Robins, and a great-granddaughter.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 14, at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville. Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 15 at the funeral home, with burial to follow in St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery, Napoleon.
Memorials may be given to Margaret Mary Hospice or to St. John Lutheran Church in Napoleon.