Virginia Beach – June Marie Norman Rickert, 96, peacefully passed away on June 18, 2022. A native of Norfolk for 90 years, she was the daughter of the late Herman and Marie Norman, and was preceded in death by a sister, Kathleen Norman. June graduated from Maury High School. She served as a proud volunteer in the U.S.O. supporting the troops who passed through Norfolk during wartime. It was at a U.S.O. dance that June met the love of her life Robert K. “Rick” Rickert, whom she married in 1951. They remained happily married for 63 years until his passing in 2014.
June loved and surrounded herself with family and friends. She and Rick had four children; Robert K. “Rob” Rickert, Jr. (Zinta), Kathy Rickert Jennings (Gary), Gary Norman Rickert (Christine) and Sandra “Sandy” Rickert Mieczkowski (Brian); 12 grandchildren, Virginia (Jamie), Elizabeth (Kevin), Keri (Clay), Ali (Andrew), Meghan (Alex), Wesley (Megan), Trevor, Ashley, Natalie, Viktorija, Erika, and Krista; and six great grandchildren, Andrew, Bailey, Chase, Connor, Harrison and June Marie.
A memorial service will be held in October. Memorial donations may be made to the U.S.O. (https://secure.uso.org/donate) or St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children (https://saintmaryshome.org/donate/ways-to-donate/).
The family would like to thank the dedicated staff of Arden Courts Memory Care for the loving care they offered June. We would also like to acknowledge Rick and June’s “adopted” daughter, Marcia McNelly Baker, our life long family friend and a nurse who was always ‘on call’ when needed.