Colette Rickelman (86) of Effingham


Published on February 15 2013 1:48 pm

Colette A. Rickelman, 86, of Effingham died at 7:20 a.m. Friday, February 15, 2013 at Evergreen Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Effingham.

A commital service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2 at St. Anthony Cemetery in Effingham. Bauer Funeral Home in Effingham is assisting the family with arrangements.

She was born June 10, 1926 in Teutopolis, the daughter of Bernard and Marie (Kralman) Huelsing.  She married George F. Rickelman on October 9, 1946 and he preceded her in death in 1998.  She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Effingham.

Survivors include two sons, Thomas G. Rickelman and wife Nan of Decatur and Gerald K. Rickelman and wife Becky of Effingham...three grandsons, Colin, Aaron and Tyler, Vince Huelsing and wife Ginny of Teutopolis...and three sisters, Micki McDermott and husband Mac of St. Louis, Missouri, Clarice Grosso and husband Joe of Chicago...and Pat Donnelly and husband Ken of St. Louis, Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her parents...husband, George...and two brothers, Harold and Gene Huelsing.