Paul "Paulie" J. Rickert, age 54, went home to be with Jesus on Thursday, May 14, 2020.
Paulie was born on February 12th, 1966 in Chicago, IL to Virginia V. Rickert. He leaves behind his good friends Kathy Jo Poe, Patrick Poe along with their daughter Aarica Poe of Hammond, IN. Paul is also survived by his brothers Tim Rickert of Dalton, GA and Daniel Kord of Youngsville, LA, and his nephews Tim Johnson of Resaca, GA, Brian Johnson of Loudon, TN, Michael Kirkland of North Charleston, SC, Daniel Kord Jr. and Christopher Kord, both of Youngsville, LA, Mark Rickert Jr of Whiting, IN, and nieces Debbie and Jennifer Kirkland, both of Philadelphia, TN, Donna Myers of Philadelphia, TN, Nicole and Samantha Rickert, both of Hammond, IN, and lifelong friends Mark Mincheski of Hammond, IN, Damon Robinson of Chatsworth, GA. Shawna Clark of Hammond, IN and many, many others.
He was preceded in death by his mother Virginia Rickert, brother Mark Rickert, sister Roberta Kirkland, brother in law Ron Kirkland, niece Laurie Kirkland, nephew Scotty Kirkland, and life long friend Sean Muscgrove.
Paulie was a deeply religious man who knew more than a lot of pastors and would always try to help people. People saw Paulie as an angel brought into their lifes. In the words of Paulie, remember the words of God for they carry great wisdom. This world is not our home. Enjoy it but be prepared to leave at any time.
A Celebration of Paulie's life will be held at a later date at LaHayne Funeral Home, 6955 Southeastern Avenue, Hammond, Indiana 46324. For further information, please contact LaHayne Funeral Home at 219/845-3600.
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