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“Barb, so sorry for your loss. Condolences on behalf all your friends of the Iowa Club, Green Valley, AZJerry Ferris ”
1 of 27 | Posted by: Jerry Ferris - Green Valley, AZ

“My thoughts are with you, Barb. ”
2 of 27 | Posted by: Linda Follett - Cabot, AR

“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...Read More »
3 of 27 | Posted by: Louise Mickelson Schmelzer - CA

“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...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Darrell Belknap - WEST DES MOINES, IA

“Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. ”
5 of 27 | Posted by: Demares Lorenzen - The Villages, FL

“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...Read More »
6 of 27 | Posted by: Michael McMurry - Ankeny, IA

“Barb so sorry to hear of Rick's deBarb so sorry to hear of Rick's death it is really hard to lose someone you love you never forget them so stay...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Jerry Cowart - Tucson, AZ

“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...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Don and Jody Haynes - Ankeny, IA

“Barbara we are very sorry for your lost we lots of memories Rick he surely will be missed ”
9 of 27 | Posted by: Linda Mertes - Desmoines, IA

“So very sorry for your loss. He was a good friend to everyone.God be with all his family ”
10 of 27 | Posted by: Chuck and Nancy Utter - IA

“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...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Don and Jody Haynes - Ankeny, IA

“My condolences. There were fun times at Lake Cornelia. Signed: Jo Hendricks, Maureen and Don's friend from Minnesota. ”
12 of 27 | Posted by: Jo Hendricks - St Paul, MN

“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. ”
13 of 27 | Posted by: Char Baltes - Ankeny, IA - Friend

“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...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Diane Schneider - Mesa, AZ

“So sorry I can't physically be there, but please know I am in spirit! Love you all! ”
15 of 27 | Posted by: Ruth Gingery - Burleson, TX

“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...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Kristi Hoger - Spencer, IA

“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...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: Dan & Pat Fliger - Ankeny, IA

“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...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Mary Kay Shanley - IA - Friend

“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...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: Carol Pickett - Ankeny, IA

“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...Read More »
20 of 27 | Posted by: Jimmy Kelly - Ankeny, IA

“To Barb,Chris,Julie, and deepest sympathy and prayers are with you as you mourn Rick's loss....he was a good man and my favorite Uncle...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: Randy Twit - WDM, IA - Family

“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...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Jeff & Colleen Ross - Ankeny, IA

“You have our deepest sympathy. We always enjoyed Rick and will miss his wit and humor. ”
23 of 27 | Posted by: Dale & Peggy Nelson

“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. ”
24 of 27 | Posted by: Tracy and Greg Burt - Mesa, AZ

25 of 27 | Posted by: Wes Nelson - Ankeny, IA

“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...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Janean Lasswell (Ross) - Mesa, AZ

“Heaven has a new Hawkeye Senior Golf team member....fore ”
27 of 27 | Posted by: Barry and Cari Spear - Ankeny, IA

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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.