Mark Allen Rickner, 46

Mark Allen Rickner, 46, of rural Wabash, Indiana, died at 4:20 pm Saturday April 25, 2015. 

He was born Oct. 31, 1968, in Fort Wayne, to John and Ruth (Payne) Rickner.

Mark was a 1987 graduate of Chapel Heights Academy in Marion, received two associate degrees and was working on his Bachelor degree at Ivy Tech and Indiana University, Kokomo. He married Jennifer Dyson in Wabash, on Oct. 10, 1987.

He was a millwright at the Chrysler Kokomo Transmission Plant. Mark was a member of the Bachelor Creek Church of Christ in Wabash where he was an elder and taught Sunday school. 

He was also a member of the Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.). Mark was a community group leader and loved to teach others.  He was a man of God that lived to serve the Lord in everything he said and did. He enjoyed reading, studying the Bible, fishing, was a gun enthusiast, and enjoyed riding and traveling on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle with his wife and kids.  Mark was a patient and loving father and devoted husband who showed his love to his family daily.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer Rickner of Wabash, father and step-mother John (Sue) Rickner of Marion; four children, Elizabeth (Benjamin) McKnight of Wabash, Michael Rickner of Noblesville, Christopher (Mackenzie) Rickner of Bloomington, and Kaitlyn Rickner of Wabash; brothers and sister, Andrew (Joy) Rickner, Sara (Scott) Haines and Daniel Rickner, all of Marion, and his in-laws, Eugene and Jill Dyson of Wabash. 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Rickner.

Funeral services will be 10:00 am Friday, May 1, 2015 at Bachelor Creek Church of Christ, 2147 N. St. Rd. 15, Wabash.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 2-8 pm Thursday, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, and 1 hour prior to the service Friday at the church.

Preferred memorial is Bachelor Creek Church of Christ.

The memorial guest book for Mark may be signed at


Posted on 2015 Apr 28