RICK STICKLEY, 55, of Madison Lake passed away unexpectedly on October 24, 2017 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.
Visitation will be 5:00 - 8:00pm Friday, October 27 at the Starkson & Steffel Funeral Home ~ Arnoldt Chapel in Janesville. Funeral Service will be 11:00 am Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Janesville, with visitation one-hour prior.
An additional funeral service will be held on Monday, October 30 at 11:00am at the Trinity Lutheran Church of Ogallala, NE, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery of Ogallala, Nebraska.
The Starkson & Steffel Funeral Home ~ Arnoldt Chapel of Janesville MN is handling all details in Minnesota. The Bullock-Long Funeral Home of Grant Nebraska will be handling all details for Nebraska services.
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Ricky was born April 9, 1962 in Grant, Nebraska to Gerald and Shirley (Smith) Stickley. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church of Big Springs, NE where he grew up, played football and basketball and graduated with the class of 1981.
Rick farmed in Nebraska for a few years until the early 1990's when he came to Minnesota and on October 2, 1993 he married Bonnie Kopischke at the Trinity Lutheran Church of Janesville. Together they raised their two children in North Morristown.
He began his career as a welder and eventually became a life-long truck driver, helping numerous companies over the years.
Rick was active and proud to be with the North Morristown 4th of July Celebration, having worked in the hamburger stand for over 20 years. He also spent many years mowing lawn and tending to the Concordia Cemetery of North Morristown.
His hobbies were anything to do with the Nebraska Corn Huskers! Rick was a dedicated and loud fan! He enjoyed the outdoors, chopping wood and camping with the family. Recently, while in Madison lake, he was known for making some of the best cinnamon rolls for numerous events.
He will be remembered for his strong work ethic, dedication and love of his family, knowledge he passed on, and being a loyal Cornhusker!
Rick is survived by his wife of 24 years, Bonnie; daughter, Amyber (Zach) Morrow of Mankato; son, Devick Stickley (schooling in Sheldon, IA) of Madison Lake; mother, Shirley Stickley of Grant, NE; siblings, Paula (Dale) Sparks, Jeff Stickley and Mark (Debi) Stickley; with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents; father, Gerald Stickley; sister-in-law, Betty Gilchrist and nephew, Joshua Gilchrist.