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A very special man. Don worked for Rick for
Several years. Our kids went to school together and we were neighbors for a few years. Last fall he served us at a fish fry. He will be missed. RIP..


Posted by: Don and Jody Haynes - Ankeny, IA   Dec 05, 2019

My condolences. There were fun times at Lake Cornelia. Signed: Jo Hendricks, Maureen and Don's friend from Minnesota.


Posted by: Jo Hendricks - St Paul, MN - friend   Dec 05, 2019

Barb, I am so sad for you and your family. I send my deepest sympathy and prayers your way and I hope in the days to come God will give you strength.


Posted by: Char Baltes - Ankeny, IA - Friend   Dec 05, 2019

So sad and sorry to hear of Ricks passing. My condolences and prayers for you Barb and your wonderful family. Remembering the many great times we had together.


Posted by: Diane Schneider - Mesa, AZ - Friend   Dec 04, 2019

So sorry I can't physically be there, but please know I am in spirit! Love you all!


Posted by: Ruth Gingery - Burleson, TX - Family   Dec 04, 2019

My heart is sad. I remember when I was young I thought that Rick looked like Robert Redford in the movie Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid. After the tornado in the 1970's Rick was who arrived to take us to safety. Barb I send my love & prayers for you & your family.


Posted by: Kristi Hoger - Spencer, IA - Family Friend   Dec 04, 2019

Barb & Family, We are saddened by the loss of Rick. He was an icon in Ankeny and at the Country Club. He was very generous with his time and talents. And his wit and humor will be missed. We extend our condolences at this time of grief.


Posted by: Dan & Pat Fliger - Ankeny, IA - Friend   Dec 04, 2019

To Barb and Family,

I was shocked when I saw Rick's obituary in The Des Moines Register. Although he was a year younger than I, we shared pretty much the same journey in small-town Webster City. We always knew one another but it wasn't until long after college, marriage, children, grandchildren and beyond that I finally came to know Rick and Barb as friends. Good people, and I will miss Rick. His presence, his laugh, his down-home warmth. Such a gift to so many.

Trite, but true....I will miss him.

Mary Kay Shanley


Posted by: Mary Kay Shanley - West Des Moines, IA - Friend   Dec 04, 2019

Barb and family. So sorry. I remember the happy times we all shared on SE 2nd street when our kids were little. I pray you find peace at this difficult time.

Carol (Sampson) Pickett


Posted by: Carol Pickett - Ankeny, IA   Dec 04, 2019

May you rest in Peace in Gods Kingdom. I can remember the last time we ran together. Always good times with our morning running group. You will be missed by many and may your family be at peace.


Posted by: Jimmy Kelly - Ankeny, IA   Dec 04, 2019