Wayne Rick

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Wayne Michael Rick, 72, of Swansea, IL, born July 22, 1949, in Breese, IL, died Monday, August 2, 2021, at his residence.

Wayne was a lifetime member of the SGT. Charles A. Fricke Post 805 VFW, O’Fallon, IL, and the Knights of Columbus, O’Fallon, IL. He was also former commander of Swansea VFW Post 5165. Wayne was a Vietnam War U.S. Army veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Armin and Elsie Mae, nee Hein, Rick; and a sister, Ruby Rick.

Surviving are his wife of nearly 30 years, Lynne, nee Harp, Rick; three sons, Timothy (Miranda) Rick, Todd (Stacy) Rick, and Michael Jr. (Nikki) Good; two daughters, Polly Good-Kupsky and Dianna (Mike) Duprey; 12 grandchildren, Nathan and Averlynn Rick, Samuel and Allan Rick, Jeffrey (Breanna) Good, Steven Good, Amanda (Michael) Rawlings, Baleigh Good, Addie and Kale Kupsky, Joel Duprey and Morgen Rick; four siblings, Mary (Bob) Gompers, Edward (Joy) Rick,    Madonna Cooke, and Annice Eaves; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to give special thanks to the wonderful staff at Cancer Care Center in O’Fallon, IL, and all of the other wonderful people that helped take care of Wayne.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to SGT. Charles A. Fricke Post 805 VFW, O’Fallon, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 6, 2021, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, August 7, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 7, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Michael Good, Jr. officiating.

 Burial with military honors will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.

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7 Comments on Wayne Rick

Fr. Edward F. Schaefer said : Guest Report Aug 15, 2021 at 10:48 PM

I am so sorry that I was out of town and just learned of Wayne's passing. Old neighbor and friend. God's peace for him and family.

  • Saint Rose
  • IL
Victoria & Malcolm Malacarne said : Guest Report Aug 07, 2021 at 4:08 PM

I love you Uncle Wayne RIP❤️ my deepest condolences go out to my Aunt Lynne I love you your beautiful strong woman

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Carol Miller said : Guest Report Aug 05, 2021 at 2:16 PM

Heartfelt condolences for The Rick Family. Deepest sympathy & Prayers

  • Elliott
  • Iowa
Sharon Zinck said : Guest Report Aug 04, 2021 at 9:40 AM

On behalf of the Auxiliary at VFW Post 805, thank you Wayne for your years of service to veterans and the VFW. Rest In Peace. To Dianna (VFW Post 805 & Auxiliary member) and family we offer our deepest sympathies. -Sharon Zinck, VFW Post 805 Auxiliary President

  • O’Fallon
  • IL
David Krupp said : Guest Report Aug 04, 2021 at 6:52 AM

Lynne and family. So sorry for your loss. I worked with Wayne at Building Products for many years. He was a super nice guy and was a pleasure to work with. God bless your family.

  • Hecker
  • Illinois
Althea Thomas said : Guest Report Aug 03, 2021 at 8:29 PM

Lynne and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Wayne always had a smile on his face when we would get together or if we ran into each other at one of the festivals in the Belleville Square. I am keeping you all in my prayers.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Clark and Clara Kenney said : Guest Report Aug 03, 2021 at 7:00 PM

So very sorry for the loss of your loved one. We have many happy memories of Wayne and his kind spirit. We will keep you in our prayers during this difficult time.

  • Gig Harbor
  • Wa

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