Wausa — Robbie Jill Rickard, 66, of Wausa died on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 at the Colonial Manor in Randolph following a 15 year battle with cancer.

Visitation was held Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 at Brockhaus Funeral Home in Wausa.

Private family services will be held Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021 at the United Methodist Church in Wausa. Rev. Judy Carlson will officiate. Social distancing guidelines will be followed and masks are recommended.

Burial will be in the Magnet Cemetery in Magnet.

Memorials may be made to the family for future designation.

Robbie, daughter of David and Dolly Wagner, was born Dec. 10, 1954, in Las Vegas, NV. She attended Creighton High School, Northeast Community College and CTU. 

Robbie was blessed with five children Daphne, Burneice, Douglas, Donald and Robert.

Throughout her lifetime, Robbie lived in Nevada, Arkansas and Nebraska. She worked at several nursing homes as a charge nurse including those in Missouri, Coleridge, Randolph, Hartington, Creighton and primarily in Wausa. 

Robbie was a member of the United Methodist Church in Wausa.

 Robbie was a crafty lady who loved painting pictures for her grandchildren and friends. 

Some of the hobbies that she enjoyed were crocheting, embroidering, decorating cakes and sewing for her family. She also would raise a large garden and canned the produce each year. She loved listening to music of any kind. 

Robbie cherished spending time with her family, even more in her later years. They were always number one in her life. She was a strong, determined lady which was shown in her courageous battle with cancer.

Keeping in touch with her friends was important to Robbie. Florence Peters and Leona Wischhof were very dear to her and she talked weekly with them.

Robbie is survived by her mother Dolly Wagner of Wausa; one brother Dennis Wagner of Missouri; five children Daphne (John) Wiegert, Burneice Hegge and Douglas Rickard, all of Wausa, Donald Rickard of Coleridge and Robert (Melissa) Erpelding of Texas; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one nephew Daniel Wagner of Missouri.

She was preceded in death by her father David Wagner.                

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