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Robert “Mike” Bricker, 89

ORRVILLE — Robert “Mike” Bricker, age 89, of Orrville, died Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at Accord Care Community in Orrville, following a period of declining health.
Mike was born on September 19, 1934, in Orrville, to the late Dehale and Madge (Rowe) Bricker and graduated from Orrville High School in 1952.  He graduated from Bowling Green University with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1958, and later earned a Masters Degree in Education from Kent State University.  Mike married Sheila Ann Immel on August 10, 1968, in Orrville.
His entire teaching career was in the history department of Glen Oak High School.  After 34 years, he retired in 1996.
Mike was a member and former President of the Orrville Historical Society.  His love of history began at age 12 when his grandmother gave him parts of his great grandfather’s Civil War uniform.  He enjoyed reading books about the Civil War, and students remember him for the interesting stories he told.  He loved his cocker spaniels, Sam and Lucy, and enjoyed listening to classical music.
Surviving are his wife, Sheila Bricker; and niece, Linda Markley of Wooster.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Danny Markley.
Friends may call on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at the chapel in Crown Hill Cemetery, 1729 West High Street, Orrville, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.
Services will follow at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, at the chapel in Crown Hill Cemetery, with Rev. Brian Burke officiating. Military rites will be observed.
Memorials may be made to Wayne County Humane Society, 1161 Mechanicsburg Road, Wooster, OH 44691, www.wchs.org or Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster, OH 44691, www.lifecarehospice.org.
Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is handling the arrangements. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at www.aublefuneralhome.com.

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