LeRoy Elmer Ickes

February 05, 1921 ‒ December 11, 2009

Delaware, Ohio

LeRoy Elmer Ickes, 88, of Delaware, Ohio went home to be with his heavenly Father on Friday, December 11, 2009. He was born February 5, 1921, in Summerhill, PA, to the late Elmer and Elizabeth Ickes. He was a graduate of Conemaugh High School, PA; Shenandoah and Bridgewater Colleges in Virginia; and United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH, where he received a Masters in Divinity. He faithfully served the Lord as the pastor of churches in Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio for over 60 years. He led many spiritual retreats and youth camps during his ministry and was a member of Grace United Methodist Church of Delaware. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother Clarence, two sisters Leah and Evelyn and one grandchild Aaron Edelblute. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Faye (Virginia Burton) Ickes; three sons Keith (Beverley) Ickes of Moscow, ID, Gregory (Holly) Ickes of Cookeville, TN and David (Cynthia) Ickes of Bolton, MA, one daughter Michele (Jack) Edelblute of Ostrander, OH; eleven grandchildren Nathan, Andrew, Jennifer, Heather, Rachel, Michael, Daniel, Katherine, Jacob, Jonathan and Hannah; two great grandchildren Ian and Caleb; and one brother Stanton (Ann) Ickes of Worthington, OH. The family will receive friends on Sunday, December 13th from 2:00 – 5:00 PM at the Rodman Neeper Funeral Home, 1510 W. William St., Delaware and one hour prior to the 11:00 AM Funeral Service at Grace United Methodist Church, 385 E. William St., Delaware. Interment will follow in Radnor Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church of Delaware, OH or Home Reach Hospice of Columbus, OH. Condolences may be expressed by visiting www.RodmanNeeper.com