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Ricky F. DeCoster - 59

9/9/1957 - 4/27/2017

Clinton, IA

Ricky F. DeCoster, age 59 of Clinton, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at his home. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until 4: 00 P.M. Saturday, May 6th at the Pape Funeral Home with family and friends sharing stories of Rick beginning at 4:00 P.M. Following the services all are invited to the Silver Dollar to continue the celebration of Rick’s life. Rick was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on September 9, 1957, the son of Donald F. and Ruth Ann (Bullard) DeCoster. He graduated from Prairie High School in Cedar Rapids in 1975. Rick married Marie Kay VanderSanden on April 15, 1978 in Cedar Rapids. Rick was a jack-of-all trades and a master craftsman following in the footsteps of his father and uncles, building his own business, DeCoster Construction. He had worked for Reliable Services, Zirkelbach’s, Clinton Back and Neck, Brian Crosser, Kristiansen and Sons, Jody Bielema Construction and E.B. Construction. Rick enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, golfing, fishing, boating, camping, skiing, dirt track racing, road trips and especially his Wednesday night get togethers with chicken legs. Rick is survived by his three sons; Kyle (Kimberly Leeper) DeCoster, Kalvin (Nikki Dean) DeCoster and Kody (Danica Stone) DeCoster all of Clinton; two grandchildren, Ethan Davis and Klaire DeCoster; special little buddy, Cooper; two sisters, Deborah (Jeff) Forsyth of Swisher, IA and Darcy (Russ) Rayner of Walford, IA; his girlfriend, Cathi Bousselot of Clinton; many aunts, uncles, cousins and special friends.. He was preceded in death by his parents and his best friend, Cindy Heiar in 2011.

Visitation:

Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until 4: 00 P.M. Saturday, May 6th at the Pape Funeral Home

Celebration of Life:

family and friends sharing stories of Rick beginning at 4:00 P.M.

5 Comments

  • Sheila & Don

    on 05/01/17

    Skippy, What a shock to read of your passing. We loved you dearly, a guy of humor and fun! May you rest in peace, I sure will miss your smile.
  • Audrey Thayer

    on 05/01/17

    Rick, you will always be remembered by your Flippers family! We loved getting to know you over the past 7 years and were truly saddened to hear of your passing. God Speed, my friend!
  • Tracy Jones

    on 05/02/17

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  • Tracy Jones

    on 05/02/17

    Sorry for the loss of this wonderful guy! He will be missed by so many people. Keep ykur memories close to help through this time.
  • Danette Hunt

    on 05/09/17

    We sadly regret being unable to attend the services/celebration of life in Rick's memory. Would like to add our names to the list of many that Rick lent a helping hand to on many occasions. It is certain that he will be greatly missed by family and many friends. May our prayers help bring comfort and peace to those who mourn the loss of a life lived too short. Danette & Randy Hunt

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