WOOSTER Richard C. Ratzel, 84, of Wooster passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2021 at Burbank Park Nursing Home.
He was born September 10, 1937 in Wooster the son of Albert J. and Beulah Rouhier Ratzel. He married Judith K. Maxwell on November 28, 1958. She survives.
He had been a truck driver for Frito Lay for 22 years and for Wooster Motor Ways for 22 years. Richard was a member of the Church of the Cross United Methodist Church and the Wooster Elks. He enjoyed pitching horse shoes, riding motorcycles, camping and farming.
He proudly served his country with the U.S. Army.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Judy, are his children Rick (Trista) Ratzel of Wooster and Terri (Rick) Heffelfinger of Jeromesville; grandchildren Richie Ratzel, Brittany Moser, Nick Ratzel, Erica Heffelfinger and Ryan Heffelfinger; great-grandchildren Addison, Gavin and Mia Moser and Ridge Heffelfinger.
He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings Albert and Clifford Ratzel and Audrey Beaverson.
Friends will be received 2 hours prior to the 1:00 p.m. service on Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with the Rev. Kris Patt officiating. Burial will follow in Sherwood Memorial Gardens.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to People-To-People Ministries, 454 E. Bowman St., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Church of the Cross United Methodist Church, 5100 Cleveland Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.
People-To-People Ministries, 454 E. Bowman St., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Church of the Cross United Methodist Church, 5100 Cleveland Rd., Wooster, OH 44691,
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral Home
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home