Rick L. Goodenbour

Rick L. Goodenbour, 61, of Frederika and formerly of Tripoli, died unexpectedly Friday, August 4, 2017, at Unity Point/Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo.

Funeral services will be held at Grace Lutheran Church in Tripoli on Monday, August 7, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Scott Duffus officiating. Interment will follow at Grace Lutheran Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday, August 6th from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Rettig Funeral Home in Tripoli and for one hour preceding the services at the church on Monday. Memorials may be made in his name to the Grace Lutheran Church Cemetery. 

Rick Lee, son of Cletus and Marlys (Mohlis) Goodenbour was born May 22, 1956, at the Sumner Hospital. He was baptized June 10, 1956, at St. John Lutheran Church-Buck Creek rural Sumner, and confirmed April 4, 1971, at Grace Lutheran Church in Tripoli. Rick received his education in the Tripoli Schools graduating from Tripoli High School in 1974, and received the Citizenship Award for his class. He worked for Target Distribution Center in Cedar Falls, Paul Niemann Construction in Sumner, and Tripoli Community Schools. He was a long time member of Grace Lutheran Church, where he was very active, serving on Church Council and taking care of the lawn maintenance at the Cemetery. Rick was also a volunteer for the Tripoli Fire Department for twenty years and drove ambulance for the Tripoli Ambulance Services. He enjoyed going to car shows with his antique car, spending time with his family, and most recently crafts and paintings which he donated to the Tripoli Nursing Home and Grace Lutheran Church.

Rick is survived by his brother, Mark (Bonnie) Goodenbour of Tripoli, two nephews, Aaron (Angel Kelly) Goodenbour of Tripoli, and Ryan Goodenbour of Tripoli.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and parents.


Kim Fox on August 7, 2017 at 1:25 PM said:

So sorry to hear of Ricky's passing. I didn't know that he had moved to Frederika as I live there now too. Ricky was a great classmate and we were confirmed together and graduated together. May God and his angels send you and your family much healing.
Deb & Darol Stah k hut on August 5, 2017 at 8:14 PM said:

Aaron, we are sorry to hear of your uncle's passing. We had not yet met him as a new resident of Frederika. His neighbors spoke highly of him to us. Again, please accept our condolences.
Ramona Reinke on August 4, 2017 at 8:37 PM said:

Mark, Bonnie and Family, I just cannot come up with the words to say how shocked I was when Kip stopped in with the news this morning. Rick was not only my relative but also a good neighbor and Friend! I am so sorry for your Loss! May you all find peace in the days ahead. God loves you and so do I!
Larry & Kathie Aschbrenner on August 4, 2017 at 3:01 PM said:

Mark and family, we are so shocked to hear this news . We heard on our way to see family for the weekend in Indiana. Thoughts and prayers go your way from all of us. God Bless you all.
Dave & Wendy Mohlis on August 4, 2017 at 3:00 PM said:

Mark, Bonnie, Aaron and Ryan.....so very sorry to hear about Rick. Our sincerest sympathies to you all. We regret that we are out of state and unable to make the memorial. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Merlin Nuss on August 4, 2017 at 1:14 PM said:

Shocked to hear the news of Rick's passing. Thoughts and prayers from the Kansas City Nuss family to the Goodenbour family.
Jeff and Dawn Klein on August 4, 2017 at 1:06 PM said:

Mark, Bonnie, Aaron and Ryan, sending healing thought and prayers during this difficult time! Rick was such a nice fella..
Max Ohrt on August 4, 2017 at 12:38 PM said:

Wow, very unexpected ! So sorry for your family's loss . You are in our thoughts .
Robbi Johnson on August 4, 2017 at 12:30 PM said:

I am so sorry for your loss!
Kelly and Ryan Funk on August 4, 2017 at 12:27 PM said:

Mark, Bonnie, Aaron, Angel, and Ryan......so very sorry for the loss of Rick! So shocked and saddened by this! Deepest sympathy.
Geri Kelsey Salisbury on August 4, 2017 at 12:26 PM said:

Mark, Bonnie and family. So sorry for your loss. My sympathies and prayers to all of you. Hugs Hugs
Brad & Kim Bunce on August 4, 2017 at 12:00 PM said:

Our deepest sympathies to the family. Your are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dawn & Kevin Holm on August 4, 2017 at 11:55 AM said:

So very sorry to hear of this. I just talked to Rick in church last Sunday. Words cannot express our sympathies to you all. Thinking of you and praying for peace during this very difficult time.
Scott and Kristie Leistikow on August 4, 2017 at 11:19 AM said:

Mark, Bonnie, Aaron, Angel and Ryan. You are all in our thought and prayers. What a shock this is to see. Cherish the memories of Rick and keep them with you. HUGS to all.

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