A beautiful heart took wing unexpectedly….
Rick R. Iverson died at the age of 75. His heart weakened following health complications.
Rick is a lifelong member of Eau Claire. Born December 23, 1946, died the evening of April 19, 2022. Ricks quick smile, sense of humor, and optimism reflected a life of resilience and hope for the best!
Rick and Diane Gabriel married May 27, 1972 and had plans ready for a 50th year celebration of love and forever togetherness May 27, 2022.
Rick is survived by his bride Diane, Iverson relatives, friends and his four legged fur companions Sofie and KC Trouble. Preceding him in death are Gabe and Jackie Gabriel, family and fur baby pals.
The “other Norwegian”, cousin Garfield Iverson and wife Miriam are a constant connection of encouragement, laughter, memories and prayer for Rick and Diane.
Rick is a graduate of the class of 1965 North High School. He attended UWEC and the University of St. Thomas. Participation in team sports of football, basketball, and fast pitch ball provided great fun with lifelong friendships.
During the Vietnam conflict, Rick served proudly and honorably in the US Army as a Sergeant E-5.
His professional life was in sales and marketing with Reynolds American and Anheuser Busch.
Avocational pursuits included home and cabin construction, sport cars and boats, water and snow sports, golf, World and US History. Charities important to Rick were ECCHS and Guide Dogs for the Blind.
You are invited to a casual celebration for Rick at 12 pm on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at Trinity Lutheran Church 1314 E. Lexington Blvd, Eau Claire, WI 54701 with Pastor Patrick Patterson officiating. Visitation will take place at the church on that day from 10 am until the time of service. A lunch will immediately follow the service. A private committal with military honors will take place at a later date in the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery near Spooner. Rick’s close friend, Ann Hoeppner will honor him by playing Taps.
Friends and family may offer condolences online at www.hulkefamilyfh.com.
Hulke Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 3209 Rudolph Road, Eau Claire, WI 54701 is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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