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Ricky K. Richards

d. May 16, 2014

Ricky K. Richards, 64, of Humboldt, passed away May 16, 2014 at his home.  A Mass of Christian Burial, celebrated by Father James Tigges, will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Humboldt.  Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Humboldt, with full military rites by Sathers-Odgaard VFW Post 5240 and Adams American Legion Post 119.  Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in Humboldt.  A parish rosary will be at 4:45 Monday at the funeral home.

Ricky is survived by his wife, Debra Richards of Humboldt; his children, Steven (Jamey) Richards of Monroe, and Sarah (Brandy) Thomason of Boone; step-sons, Ryan (Tiffany) George of Pocahontas, Tony (Sunny) George of Rutland, Chad (Missy) George of Dakota City, and Benjamin George of Rolfe; nine grandchildren; sister, Ruth (Gary) Evans of Fort Dodge; and half sister, Clara Clark of Huxley.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Lyle and Ruby (Palmer) Richards; and half brothers and sister, Larry Smith, Glenn Smith, Betty Hamann, and Jean Archer.
Ricky Kenneth Richards, the son of Lyle and Ruby (Palmer) Richards, was born July 13, 1949 at Red Oak, Iowa.  As a child, Ricky moved with his family to Corning then to Fort Dodge where he received his education.  After graduating from Fort Dodge Senior High School, Ricky enlisted into the United States Army and served a tour in Vietnam.  Following his honorable discharge, Ricky returned home to Fort Dodge and went to work for Overhead Door Company for several years.  He then became a truck driver for Hamm’s Beer and 7-Up before going to work for The Chantland Company in Humboldt.  In 2013, his health concerns led to his retirement and he continued to maintain his home in Humboldt.

Ricky had been married twice, to Rama Snyder and Patricia Rowe, before meeting Debra George.  The couple was united in marriage in 1990.  Ricky was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Veterans Of Foreign Wars and a past member of the Fort Dodge Lions Club.  An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening, and hunting asparagus and mushrooms.  He also enjoyed trips to the casino.  Above all, Ricky loved the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.
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