Saturday, April 2, 2016



AGE: 61

ADDRESS: current resident of Eau Claire, WI former resident of Rib Lake

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: Friday, April 1, 2016 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire

TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home in Rib Lake

OFFICIATING: Pastor Donald Rhody

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date at Lakeview Cemetery in Rib Lake

VISITATION: 11:00 A.M. until time of services at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at Hemer Funeral Home in Rib Lake

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: January 21, 1955 in Medford

EDUCATION: Rick attended Medford and Rib Lake Area Schools

PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: Rick lived in Stetsonville as a young child before moving with his family to Rib Lake. While living in Rib Lake, Rick worked for Black River Industries. In later years he moved to Eau Claire where he worked for REACH. He enjoyed bowling, going for walks, especially around the lake in Rib Lake, jigsaw puzzles, listening to music on his phonograph, playing games with his brother James and going shopping. Rick had a close relationship with his brothers Tom, James and Bob. He was a happy, loving guy who was always willing to help and loved to tease everyone.

MEMBER OF: Special Olympics in Eau Claire

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Penny (Dennis) Bryn of Wausau, James Stewart of Eau Claire, Thomas Stewart of Rib Lake and Robert Stewart of Westboro
STEP-BROTHERS/SISTERS: Dale (Renee) Rude of Montana, Dawn (Larry) Zentner of Westboro, Diane (Bill) Vaughn of Chili, Debbie (J.C.) Nelson of Oconto Falls and Dennis (Lisa) Kline of Hamptonville, North Carolina

Rick is further survived by many nieces and nephews

The family would like to recognize the Holm family, Pete, Darla and Jamie, with great appreciation for the loving home and care they provided for Rick.

STEP-MOTHER DECEASED: Monica “Jan” Stewart

SURVIVING PARENTS: Father: Leroy Stewart of Rib Lake, Mother: Geraldine Kline of Rib Lake
and Step-Father: Charles Kline of Chili

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Rick’s name to the Special Olympics and REACH in Eau Claire
or Black River Industries in Medford

Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements
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