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Gene Rick obituary

    Gene Rick died on January 15, 2022. Born on December 8, 1942, to Fred and Louise Rick, he grew up on a farm and answered the call to Christian ministry after he had finished high school.
    Gene was a United Methodist pastor for 33 years serving churches in Harmony-State Line, Lake City-Zumbro Falls, and Elk River, Minn.          Gene enjoyed banana cream pie and had a reputation for eating a lot. He loved teaching others to water ski, as well as fishing, camping and driving Ford vehicles. Gene was a weather man, skilled fix-it guy and nature fan. Gene was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Willard and Louis. He is survived by loving wife of 53 years, Mary Ann; daughters, Suzanne and Jon Palmen of Kenosha, Wis. and Kimberly and Shane Morris of Lenexa, Kan.; granddaughters, Danielle, Allison, Andrea, Olivia and Jaclyn; sister, Elouise Koenig; sister-in-law, Diane Rick; along with many other family and friends.  Due to the pandemic, there was a small service, primarily for family. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully asks memorials to be made in Gene’s name to Immanuel UMC or the United Methodist Committee On Relief (UMCOR.)     
    Evans-Nordby, 763-424-4000,

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