Condolence & Memory Journal

Rick was one of the good guys. It was an honor to know and work with him.

Paul Hoefert

Posted by A friend   August 31, 2019

rick was one of my best friends 7th grade thru high school. we spent endless hours together playing basketball, stato matic baseball and playing music. i could not have found a better person to hang out with, or had a better friend. i have many fond memories i will always treasure. RIP Willy.

Posted by chuck oien - chicago, IL   August 30, 2019

Rick changed my life for the better. When my wife and I were living in Chicago and expecting our second we needed a house in the suburbs....Rick's dad, a client of mine at the time, suggested I contact Rick as Rick and Cindy were living in Naperville and loving it. Soon after that conversation I was having lunch with Rick....taking time out of his day to meet with a complete stranger.....and he drew a Naperville map on a napkin for me of where we should look for a home. Not long after that lunch we used that map to buy a place. Several months later...I was standing in the back yard and had my hands around what I thought was a big weed...about to pull it out of the ground....when I heard "STOP" It was my soon to be new neighbor Rick standing in an empty lot one house away..... "that is a cotton will grow four feet a year" I did what he that tree is at least 35 feet high! That tree provides beautiful shade on those hot summer days..but it is also emblematic of how Rick's kindness in meeting with me for lunch that day thirty years ago has grown in was the seed that started this wonderful life we would not have come to know without his advice. Rest in peace my friend.

Dwight Canfield

Posted by dwight canfield - naperville   August 26, 2019

Rick was member of my class of 1975 at Bloomington High School. He was a great person in every way. My condolences to all.

Posted by Sandy Parker - NORMAL, IL   August 25, 2019


I was deeply saddened of the news of your passing. You were one of the smartest and nicest persons of our class of 1975 at BHS. Be with the angels dear friend I am praying for peace for your family.

Posted by Terri Cichon - Bedford, TX   August 25, 2019