Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


Paul C. Ickes, 82, of Wooster died on Sunday, June 2, 2024, at Burbank Parke.

He was born March 28, 1942, in Wooster to Herbert Guy and Ethel Mae Kramer Ickes.  On November 30, 1985, he married Carol Hensel.  She preceded him in death in 2006.

Paul had been the transportation director for Northwestern High School for over 20 years before retiring in 2002.  Previous to his time at Northwestern, he had been an auto mechanic.  Paul was a member of Mohican Church, the Wayne County Antique Tractor Club and Ohio 2-Cylinder Tractor Club, a 4-H advisor, Boy Scout Troop Leader, and raised Nubian dairy goats.

He is survived by his children Robin Herman of Gallatin, TN and Renee (James) Chinn of Grove City, PA; step-children Charlotte (Mike) Slarb of Wooster, Annette (Curtis) Tinney of Canton and Deborah Merril of Houston, TX; grandchildren Haley Kain, Carter and Chloe Chinn, Sonora, Kameryn and Brock Tinney, Max and Jack Merril; great-grandchildren Savannah Kain and Alice Carter; sister Elma Fisher of Wooster and a brother Robert Ickes of Polk.

Along with his wife, Carol, Paul was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Barbara Fisher; siblings Don, Harold and Clayton Ickes, Norman, Don, Gerald and Merle Osborn, Doris Bowers and Bertha Elser.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 1:00 PM at McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster with Pastor Paul Bartholomew officiating.  Private interment will be in Warner Pioneer Cemetery.

Friends will be received from 11:00 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Contributions may be directed to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Mohican Church, 7759 N. Elyria Rd., West Salem, OH 44287.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


  1. Sure will miss Paul , always enjoyed our time we spent talking about the mighty 2 Cyl John Deere’s !!!
    Liked helping him and he helped me out tremendously. I was able to complete a tractor repair and rebuild in his shop cause I didn’t have one , and all the times he said “let’s go get some dinner “. Will forever be appreciated 😊 Thanks Paul for being great friend and a Grampa to my little Girl Olivia 😊. Will miss you sir , Rest easy

  2. Very fond memories of Uncle Paul. Was a good guy. He will be missed.

  3. Paul meant alot to us through the years, both him and Carol, we made some great memories together and will cherish them always. Bill has known Paul since he was in school and went to goat shows with him and Carol. We were invited to breakfast, lunch and dinner so often we felt like family.
    Thanks, Paul, for always making us feel welcome and for the treasured memories.
    We will miss you.

  4. SORRY TO HEAR i GRADUATED WITH PAUL IN 1961 NW . He was a good guy.

  5. I graduated with Paul in 1961. We both attended Bethel United Methodist Church in our younger years. I’m sorry to hear of his passing.

  6. Robin and Renee,
    Haven’t kept in touch lately. Dave had cancer for 23 years
    and spent much time at hospitals in Columbus. He left us
    last fall. We had some great times together over the years
    in the 2-cylinder club and rebuilding JD’s. Thanks for the
    memories. God bless you all. Marilyn Badger


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