Marilyn Jo (Ricke) Einhaus, 75, Batesville, formerly of Napoleon, passed away Tuesday, March 11, 2014, at Margaret Mary Health.
Born Sept. 8, 1938, in Greensburg, she was the daughter of Leo and Luella (Buell) Ricke.
Marilyn married Randolph Einhaus April 24, 1982, in Greensburg. The homemaker was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Napoleon, and the Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 Ladies Auxiliary.
Marilyn loved life with 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; daughters Pamela (Randal) Cooper, Janet (Ed) Hodson and Christie (John) Clark; son Mark Campbell; stepchildren Liconda (Jerry) Stutler, Jacqueline (Jerry) Robinson and Randolph (Mary) Einhaus Jr.; 20 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; plus siblings Paul and Steve Ricke and Mary Louise Overman.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by six brothers: Howard, Maurice Dale, Lowell Eugene, John Richard, Robert Lee and William Ricke; three sisters: Betty King, Lois Ralston and Deloris Robins; along with a great-granddaughter.
Visitation will be Friday, March 14, from 4-8 p.m. at Meyers Funeral Home (www.meyersfuneralhomes.com). Funeral services will be there at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15. Burial will follow in St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice Fund or the church.