Donald Wayne Rick, 90, of Mason City, and formerly of Waverly, died on Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Good Shepherd Health Center in Mason City.
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Donald was born on March 24, 1921, on a farm one mile west of Janesville, the son of James and Mary (Heiser) Rick. He attended school in Janesville until his senior year. He then attended Finchford High School and graduated in 1939.
Following high school Don farmed with his father and on June 5, 1943, he was united in marriage to Norma Bye. They made their home in Janesville and Don continued to farm with his father. In 1946, Don and Norma took over the operation of the Rick farm and began living on the family farm. Together they milked, raised livestock and farmed the land for the next 40 years.
In 1986, they retired from farming, rented the land, but continued to live on the farm. Upon selling their acreage in 1999, Don and Norma moved into their home in Waverly. Don and Norma had been living in Mason City.
Donald was a faithful member of the Janesville United Methodist Church.
Donald is survived by his wife, Norma Rick of Mason City; his son, Steven (Janet) Rick of Longmont, Colo.; and a daughter, Barbara (David) Brandt of Mason City; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild; and his sister, Arlene (Romaine) Barber of Des Moines.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Cecil Rick; and his sister-in-law, Dorothy Rick.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 1:30 p.m. at the Janesville United Methodist Church in Janesville. Burial was held in Cedar Valley Memory Gardens in Cedar Falls. Visitation was Saturday at the church from 11 a.m. until the start of the service. The family offered a luncheon to those attending, prior to the service, starting at noon.
Online condolences may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Waverly is assisting the family.
Published in Waverly Democrat from Feb. 16 to Feb. 23, 2012