Born December 14, 1957 – November 24, 2021
Ricky was married to Patricia Ann Hone on August 18, 1984, he had four children Charles
Edward Kuhlman II (Lynn), Frank James Linde III, Michael Daniel Linde (Kayla), Leslie Michelle
Hone Ransdell. Ricky had 18 Grandchildren, 6 Great Grand Children. He also leaves behind his
loving Sister Donna Carol Hone (RN). His lifelong best friend Gary Estep.
Ricky is preceded in death by his parents Donald and Elaine Carol Hone, Son Michael Daniel
Linde (Mad Dog Linde), and James Ryder Linde (Grandson).
Ricky was an employee of Ford Motor Company he worked in St. Paul MN and in Louisville Ky at
the Fern valley Rd plant before transferring to Kentucky Truck Plant on Westport Rd. Ricky was
a valued employee and Master Technician at Ford Motor Company for over 44 years. He said
the day he retired it was the most difficult day of his life. Some of us think that Ricky was just an
employee of Ford Motor Company but that is not the case, him like thousands of employees
ARE Ford Motor Company. He loved watching the trucks come off the line, and dreamed of
having a beautiful Red F350 of his own. He always believed in teamwork, integrity, morals,
selfless service, but the most importantly was honesty. That is the foundation that he taught his
family from day one as he was the greatest husband, father and grandfather anyone could ask
for. He loved his friends and anyone he came in contact with. If you ever had problem and
came to Rick his famous response was " AND"?