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Obituary for Rickie D. Schmeling
Rickie D. Schmeling, 49, of Casey passed away on Monday, December 19, 2016 at the Stuart Community Care Center. Visitation will be held from 5-7 PM on Thursday, December 22nd at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Casey. Funeral service will be held at 10 AM on Friday, December 23rd at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Casey. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Casey. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Rickie Schmeling Memorial Fund and sent in care of Johnson Family Funeral Home, PO Box 246, Stuart, IA 50250.
He was born on August 13, 1967 in Dexter, Iowa to Arnold and Winifred Schmeling and was the youngest of five children. A 1986 graduate of Adair-Casey, Rickie stayed on the family farm after graduation to assist in its daily operations until 2015 moving to Adair. Always someone to get it done, Rickie also started his own lawn maintenance company; being solely responsible for the upkeep of the rest areas you pass on I-80 on your way to Omaha. His most recent employment was with Zipp’s Pizza in Adair.
Rickie was an overly friendly person, having many family and friends in Casey and Adair who will miss him greatly. He is preceded in death by his parents, Aronld and Winnie Schmeling and brother-in-law, Jon Nopoulos. He is survived by his brother Bruce (Sandy) Schmeling of Casey; sister, Rita (Larry) Carpenter of Rockbridge, MO; brother, Kenny (Juanita) Schmeling of Des Moines; and sister, Donna (Kim) Hester of Casey; He is also survived by his nieces and nephews: Julie Schmeling, Jennifer (John) King, Jolene (Ben) Ketchum, Teresa (DJ) Cline, Tony Nopoulos, Nick (Megin) Nopoulos, Kenna Schmeling and fiancé Anthony Mazzarella, and Samantha (Ray) Monson; and great nieces and nephews: Ashlyn, Elijah, Arianna, Parker, Marie, Katelynn, Raelynne, Daphne and Halas; uncle, Kenneth (Betty) Schmeling; aunt, Verna Fett and a host of cousins and friends that will miss him dearly.