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George Rick

August 27, 1943 - November 05, 2018

Prayer Service - Thursday

November 08, 2018
- 7:00 PM

Shepherd of the Prairie Moravian Church, Fargo

Visitation - Thursday

November 08, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Shepherd of the Prairie Moravian Church, Fargo

Funeral Service - Friday

November 09, 2018
- 11:00 AM

Shepherd of the Prairie Moravian Church, Fargo

Visitation - Friday

November 09, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Shepherd of the Prairie Moravian Church, Fargo

Arrangements

Boulger Funeral Home

George Rick

August 27, 1943 - November 05, 2018

Obituary

George J. Rick, 75, Moorhead, MN passed away Monday, November 5, 2018 after a courageous battle with cancer.

George was born August 27, 1943 in Breckenridge, MN to George and Lorraine (Robison) Rick. He attended school in Breckenridge before enlisting in the U.S. Army at the age of 17 on November 19, 1960. He served for three years before being honorably discharged.

He married Eileen Hennings on September 1, 1967 at Fargo Moravian Church.

He started his occupation with Dickerson Flooring in 1965 in Moorhead before starting his own business with three colleagues. He also drove truck for Fargo Glass and Paint for a few years before returning to floor installation where he contracted with Carpet World.

George was a self-taught talented man who could fix or build anything and was a jack of all trades. When he became a grandpa, it changed his life. His grandchildren were everything to him and he showed that to each and every one of them. He loved spending time with his entire family including his family pets. He was a strong, loving, kind and independent man who would be the first to help anyone in need.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Eileen, Moorhead, MN; children, Kristi (Scott) Steffes, Moorhead, MN, Stacie (Dain) Erickson, West Fargo, ND, Traci (Matt) Gangness, Bismarck, ND; 6 grandchildren, Kassidi Steffes, Hayley Steffes, Katelyn Erickson, Gaege Gangness, Kendall Gangness, Nash Gangness; 2 brothers, David Rick, Barnesville, MN, Edward Rick, Hawaii.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, LaRayne Rick.

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8 responses to “George Rick”

  1. Judy and Al Dudgeon says:

    Stacie, we are so sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Al and Judy Dudgeon

  2. Rene Storbakken says:

    Sending thoughts and prayers to the family. Take care!

  3. Patricia Flaa says:

    Thinking and prayers for you all. Your dad was one in a million. Lots of great memories.
    Was a pleasure to call him cousin.
    Hugs.
    Stuart and Pat

  4. Pam Ekre says:

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family. Jerome and Pam Ekre.

  5. Alex Gardner says:

    You are loved and will be missed. You were such a great man!

  6. Joni Polchow says:

    Dear Rick Family: I’m so sorry for the loss of your Husband, Father, and Grandfather ! May you find peace in knowing that he is in no more pain, and will be watching over all of you from up above!

    Love to all of you!!

  7. Becky Foss says:

    Eileen and family: I just learned of George’s death when Karen called me this p.m. I extend our sincere sympathies to all of you. The video was very moving and it was obvious to me how much his family meant to him. Eileen, as always, you have the greatest smile and your daughters and grandkids are just darling! Your faith and the support of family and friends will help you get through this trying time. I hope we can get together before too long. Love from your “old” junior high and high school friend, Becky. Well, I guess we were still friends after high school, too.

  8. Mary Hammond says:

    I am so sorry to hear about George. I am Lucy (Rick) & George Heisinger’s grand daughter. My dad & mom were Eddie & Margaret Heisinger. I was one of the lucky ones who got to come to MN with grandpa & grandma. I remember stopping at their house and visiting. I watched the video, but they tell me the website is down so I can’t order one right now. I would love to have one, so will try later. I remember some of the pictures of when he was a young man. Good family !!

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