Richard Eugene "Rick" Deener, 49, of Elizabethtown, lost his battle with cancer at his home with his loving wife by his side on Monday, March 18, 2013.
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Rick served in the U.S. Army for four years as a track vehicle repairman.
Survivors include his wife, Dee Deener of Elizabethtown; a son and his fiancé, Richard A. Deener and Sarah Reed of Elizabethtown; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Victoria (Joe) Haire of Elizabethtown, Stephanie (Shawn) Vittitow of Vine Grove and Shelby Anderson of Elizabethtown; his mother, Mae Hatfield of Vine Grove; two brothers, Donnie Deener of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Dennis (Lori) Deener of Hanover, Md.; and six grandchildren, Jacob, Melissa, Donovan, Brentley, Korben and Aiden.
The funeral is at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 22, at Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home in Vine Grove with Pastor Lee Williams officiating. Burial, with military honors, follows in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff.
His family will be receiving friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and continues at 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Nelson-Edelen-Bennett Funeral Home
205 Highland Avenue Vine Grove, KY 40175
Published in The News-Enterprise on Mar. 20, 2013