Rick Rappenecker, 64, of Mediapolis, IA died at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at his home.
Born July 6, 1955 in Burlington, IA, he was the son of Phillip and Dorothy (Stout) Rappenecker. He married Gina Armetta June 19, 1982 in Burlington.
Rick was a 1973 graduate of Notre Dame High School. He worked in production at Tyson Foods in Columbus Junction for 32 years.
He was a member of Divine Mercy Parish- St Mary Dodgeville.
He enjoyed farming, hunting and fishing, especially with his sons. He was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and greatly adored his granddaughter, Braylyn.
Survivors include his wife, Gina; three children, Aubree Rappenecker of Mediapolis, IA, Brett (Kaylyn) Rappenecker of Carpentersville, IL, and Jordan (Rose) Rappenecker of Dubuque, IA; one granddaughter, Braylyn Rappenecker; his father, Phillip Rappenecker of Sperry, IA; three brothers, Tom (Laurie) Rappenecker of Sperry, IA, Bob (Julia) Rappenecker of New London, IA, and Kevin (Mary Kay) Rappenecker of Winfield, IA; and four sisters, LuAnn (Mike) McLaughlin of Ft. Collins, CO, Cindy (Mike) Walker of Middletown, IA, Connie Bloom of Burlington and Jackie (Mitch) Meyers of Plano, TX.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy; sister and brother-in-law, Patty and Bill Buttell; and brother-in-law, Terry Bloom.
The funeral service for Rick will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 29th at Lunning Chapel. Reverend Marty Goetz will officiate. Entombment will be in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum. The visitation will be 9:30 a.m. until the time of service.
A memorial has been established for his granddaughter Braylyn's education.
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Gina, Phillip, Tom, and all of the Rappenecker family, I am so sorry for your loss. Rick was very kind hearted just like you Phillip. He also always had a smile and hello how are when he saw you. Gina, Phillip, Tom, and all of the Rappeneker family you are in my thoughts and prayers. All of the Family has my Deepest Heartfelt Sympathy. Prayers and Hugs to all of you.
Gina, Aubree, Jordan, Brett and Braylon
May God wrap his arms around you all and give you strength during this most difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.💜
So sorry for your loss
I worked with rick for 27 yrs and really enjoyed our visits, he was such a nice man and I am sorry for your loss!
So sorry to hear of your loss and for losing contact this past year. I wish you and the family strength and peace at this most difficult time.
The memories that will remain in my heart and mind forever are the never ending, long, wonderful telephone conversations with Gina throughout the years and hearing Rick in the background making some funny off the cuff comment... and then hearing Gina say .... RICHARD!!! He was special and the go to Man with questions about ANYTHING! - even helping to identify the type of skunk that bombed my house for days with the most horrible stench! A kind, giving and gentle man who had just a darn cute personality! You will be missed terribly , Godspeed Rick - you go with peace and much love . It’s ok if you go at “ Farmer’s Speed” you will be in our hearts and memories forever. Love to Gina, Aubree, Braylan, Jordan and Brett and everyone who is struggling with this loss . Sending love and strength during this time.
Cindy,, so sorry when Meagan told me of the passing of your brother Rick. May all the memories of your growing up together embrace you through these difficult days.
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