Ricky Furrer

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Ricky L. "Rick" Furrer
January 25, 1953 - April 23, 2015
Ricky L. Furrer "Rick", 62 of Ontario Oregon passed away on April 23, 2015 at Presbyterian Community Care Center following a brief battle with cancer. At his request, No Services will be held. Rick was born January 25, 1953 at Holy Rosary Hospital in Ontario, OR. He was a son on Antone "Tony" and Lela C. Furrer and the fourth of five children. He was raised in Payette and graduated from High School in 1971. Rick and his wife Kathy owned and operated "Furrer's Glass" in Payette until the business was destroyed by fire. Ironically, Rick was a Payette Volunteer Fireman in excess of twenty-five (25) years. He was very proud of his involvement with the Fire Department and valued the many friends he made. At the time of his passing, he was working at Treasure Valley Windshield and U-Haul. Ricks passion was "Ford Mustangs". He learned mechanics from his father at an early age. He completely restored fourteen (14) Mustangs of his own. He also worked on many cars for other people. Last year, Rick and Doug Kessler (a friend he considered the son he never had) participated in the 50 year celebration for Ford Mustangs taking part in "Mustangs Across America". Boy what a ride! They shared this special memory of a lifetime together with lots of stories along the way. Rick is survived by three sisters: Annie Hickerson of Colorado, Betty Gibson of Nampa, ID, Antoinette "Toni" (Monte) of Caldwell, ID, a younger brother Billy J. (UnSim) Furrer of Ohio, numerous nieces , nephews, great nieces and great nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. Rick had a big heart and helped many people. If you would like to do something in his honor, please donate to the Payette Fire Department Burnout Fund or merely "Pay it Forward".

Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Apr. 30, 2015
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