Rick Gingery

  • Born: August 1, 1944
  • Died: December 1, 2019
  • Location: Ankeny, Iowa

Memorial Services of Iowa

4208 North Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023

Tel. (515) 964-0592

Tribute & Message From The Family

Rick Gingery, 75, of Ankeny passed away suddenly after complications of surgery on December 1, 2019.

Rick's life will be celebrated with a visitation Thursday, December 5th from 5-7 PM. There will be a funeral Friday, December 6 at 10:30 AM. All services are being held at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Catholic church in Ankeny.

Rick was born August 1, 1944 in Melrose Park, IL to Leo and Vona Gingery. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting at Buena Vista College in 1968 and a Master's Degree in Accounting from Drake University in 1973. In 1968 Rick was a bank examiner for the State of Iowa, an auditor for the IRS from 1970-75, he owned and operated two Amoco service stations in Ankeny for 15 years, then as sold Shelter Insurance until retirement.

Rick touched many lives with his outgoing personality. He was always there to lend a helping hand to others with handyman projects. He was active in Knights of Columbus, the Ankeny Chamber, and the Ankeny Golf and Country Club. Rick enjoyed attending Iowa Hawkeye football games, golfing with his friends, and spending time in Arizona with Barb. During retirement he had a talent for woodworking.

His survivors include his wife, Barb Gingery; his son, Chris (Mindy Miller); his daughter Julie (Gingery) Schneiter (Todd Schneiter); his grandchildren, Madison & Nick Gingery, Kaci & Koy Schneiter; and many great friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Vona Gingery; and his brother, Gary Gingery.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Barb, so sorry for your loss. Condolences on behalf all your friends of the Iowa Club, Green Valley, AZ

Jerry Ferris

Posted by Jerry Ferris - Green Valley, AZ   December 10, 2019

My thoughts are with you, Barb.

Posted by Linda Follett - Cabot, AR - Friend   December 07, 2019

To Barb and family, I'm so sorry to hear this news. My heart goes out to you. I know it's hard, but your memories will fill your hearts. Whenever you speak him name, he will live in your hearts.

Posted by Louise Mickelson Schmelzer - Rocklin, CA - Friend   December 07, 2019

Shock to hear the passing of Rick. Haven't seen Rick for years but never
forgotten. We as family's enjoyed special times at the lake and also enjoyed playing golf with Rick. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Barb and your family.

God bless

Darrell and Pat Belknap

Posted by Darrell Belknap - WEST DES MOINES, IA - Friend   December 06, 2019

Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

Posted by Demares Lorenzen - The Villages, FL - Friend   December 06, 2019

This is in memory of a dear pal and a very good man. One could say a thousand kind words about Rick but a few simply tell the story......he was a great husband, father, grandfather, friend and a partner to those who needed a helping hand. R.I.P., buddy.

Posted by Michael McMurry - Ankeny, IA - Friend   December 05, 2019

Barb so sorry to hear of Rick's de

Barb so sorry to hear of Rick's death it is really hard to lose someone you love you never forget them so stay strong. Love Jerry

Posted by Jerry Cowart - Tucson, AZ - Friend   December 05, 2019


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   December 05, 2019

Barbara we are very sorry for your lost we lots of memories Rick he surely will be missed

Posted by Linda Mertes - Desmoines, IA - Family   December 05, 2019

So very sorry for your loss. He was a good friend to everyone.God be with all his family

Posted by Chuck and Nancy Utter - Des Moines, IA - Friend   December 05, 2019


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   December 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   December 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   December 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   December 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   December 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   December 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   December 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   December 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   December 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   December 04, 2019

To Barb,Chris,Julie, and families....my deepest sympathy and prayers are with you as you mourn Rick's loss....he was a good man and my favorite Uncle.
A life well lived.

Posted by Randy Twit - WDM, IA - Family   December 04, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Rick was such a great guy. Jeff & I enjoyed talking to him. Jeff also worked for him and always thought highly of him. May God comfort you in the difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Jeff & Colleen Ross - Ankeny, IA - Friend   December 04, 2019

You have our deepest sympathy. We always enjoyed Rick and will miss his wit and humor.

Posted by Dale & Peggy Nelson    December 03, 2019

Barb-I am so sad for your loss. I wish I could be there in person to tell you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Posted by Tracy and Greg Burt - Mesa, AZ - Neighbor   December 03, 2019

Posted by Wes Nelson - Ankeny, IA   December 03, 2019

Dear Barb and Family,
I was so sorry to learn of Rick's passing today. My son, Corey just wrote and told me. He had worked for Rick years ago and always spoke highly of him.
I pray God will comfort you and bring you peace.

Posted by Janean Lasswell (Ross) - Mesa, AZ   December 03, 2019

Heaven has a new Hawkeye Senior Golf team member....fore

Posted by Barry and Cari Spear - Ankeny, IA - Friend   December 03, 2019