John (Jack) Earl Rikansrud Sr.

John (Jack) Earl Rikansrud Sr. born Aug. 16, 1941 to Richard Manville and Johneida Elinor (Rapp) Rikansrud in Ellensburg, died Jan. 26 at St. Anthony Hospital.

Rikansrud attended school in Orting before moving to Sumner where he graduated from Sumner High School in 1959. He then attended Washington State University for a short time (majoring in Forestry) before joining the United States Army as a Lineman between 1962 and 1965. He retired in 2003 as a sheet metal foreman from Scott & From, Tacoma.

In his free time, Rikansrud enjoyed hunting with his friends, fishing, hiking, his dogs, and after his retirement, he ventured in prospecting and metal detecting.

He was a member of Puget Sound Anglers (PSA), Gold Prospectors Association of America (GPAA), The Lost Dutchman’s Mining Association (LDMA), Bedrock Prospectors Club, and Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local Union 66.

He is survived by his wife Sharon, daughter Michelle (Robert) Morton, and grandchildren John Morton, Jakub Morton, and Jazmyne Morton.

Per his request, there will not be a public service.