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Donald E. Rick
November 23, 1936 ~ February 22, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Donald E. Rick, 86, of Magnolia passed away peacefully on February 22, 2023 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, Peoria.
Service will be at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 6, 2023 at Dysart – Cofoid Funeral Chapel, Granville. Proceeded by his Burial which will be at the Magnolia Cemetery with military honors conducted by McNabb – Magnolia American Legion.
Don was born on November 23, 1936 in Dover, IL to Clarence and Anna Lucille (Bickett) Rick.
He served in the Army National Guard.
Don was a National Guard Veteran and was actively involved with his local American Legion in Magnolia. He was a mechanic, tractor trailer truck driver for Illinois Valley Cartridge and D & D. Don was also an entrepreneur and operated as a general contractor.
His passions were gardening, wine making, traveling, cooking and baking, woodworking, watching his grandchildren playing sports and carpentry. He also enjoyed fishing and camping while spending time with his beloved family and making people laugh. Don was able to tell every detail of times past to keep the memories fresh in our minds. He was also known to always try and bring a smile to your face.
Don is survived by his fiancé Sally Reaska and family. His sisters, Cheryl (Richard) Barnett and Karen (Larry) Stabler; children, Kelli (Richard Sullivan) Rick, Wendi (Cornelius) Connolly, Mitchell (Dana) Rick, Kimberly (Jeffrey) Bjerke, Kathrine (Jeff) Goodrick and Elizabeth Rick (spouse Cynthia); grandchildren, Claire and Laine Sullivan, Kathrine and Christopher Connolly, Mitchell II, Kyle and Melissa Rick, Sheena (Dempsey) Rosenquist (spouse Kevin) and Elizabeth Dempsey, Cole Goodrick and Nathalia Davila; great grandson, Elwood Rosenquist and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter, Patience Turczyn and grandson Ryan Dempsey.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to McNabb - Magnolia American Legion.
Online condolences may be sent to his family at www.dcfunerals.com