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Delight Fricke

Delight Fricke, age 83 years, of Archbold, passed away Sunday morning, Nov. 3, 2019, at CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.

She was born March 3, 1936, near Archbold, the daughter of Kenneth and Doris (Rupp) Grieser, and married Orville Fricke on May 9, 1954.

A lifelong resident of the Archbold/Pettisvile area, she was able to balance her time as both a loving wife and mother and a respected company supervisor, with a career spanning 25 years.

She, with her husband, operated a foster home farm for 42 teenage boys over the course of 14 years.

As her husband served and traveled with multiple mission organizations, she demonstrated constant faithfulness and support. A strong woman of faith and character, she was a rock and source of wisdom and encouragement for both her family and all those who came in contact with her.

She was a member of Crossroads

Evangelical Church in Wauseon.

She is survived by three children, Rick (Kathy) Fricke of Pandora, Rob (Audrey) Fricke, and Melanie Yoder, both of Archbold; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two siblings, a sister, Tootie (Merle) Seiler of Archbold and a brother, Kennard (Sandy) Grieser of Defiance.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; an infant daughter, Marcia Dee; and a son-in-law, James Yoder.

A memorial service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m at the Crossroads Evangelical Church with burial preceding at Pettisville Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. Friends may call at the church from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday.

Memorials are suggested to the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.

Short Funeral Home in Archbold is entrusted with the arrangements. www.ShortFu