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Rick Grace

Richard Ray Grace died March 6, 2020 at his home in Diagonal from a massive heart attack at age 55.

Richard was born April 4, 1964 in Creston, Iowa.  He spent his childhood living in Malvern, then moving to Lenox, Iowa, where he lived with his grandparents, Alice & Ray Long. Later, working for Perdew Construction, he moved to Conway, Iowa where he met Pamela Seals. After dating a year, Rick & Pam were joined in marriage on July 19, 1986 in Sharpsburg, Iowa.  In 1987, they were surprised with their 1st child, Melissa.  In 1989 they were joined with their 2nd child, Rodney.  In 1991, Ricky joined their family & in 1992 they finished their family bringing home their fourth child, Samantha.  In 1993, they moved to Diagonal where he built the family home to be closer to his father, Doyle Grace

Richard had several different jobs over years. Starting with Denny Perdew tiling fields. Later he went to work for John L Stephens building chicken barns. Then deciding to start his own business with Kenny Huber, R & K Contractors installed siding, guttering & were roofing contractors out of Brinlees Home Improvement of Omaha, Nebraska for several years.  Wanting to be home with his family more, Rick went to work for Chris Rassmussen running heavy machinery.  In 2007 he got his CDL & started truck driving for Danielski LLC until he became disabled.

Rick's hobbies included pulling in the IAMO truck & tractor pulls, riding motorcycles, going to the races, working on vehicles, spending time with his family and friends & his most favorite was spending time with his 3 grandchildren.

Rick was preceded in death by his dad Doyle Grace; grandparents Alice & Ray Long; his in-laws Mary & Ray Seals; adopted son Ricky Brewer; his brothers Stoney McKey, Michael Freeman, Scott Mains, Bud Anderson, Terry Tull, & Corey Kuonen.

Rick is survived by his wife Pam Grace; children Melissa Grace, Rodney Grace, Ricky Grace & Samantha Killion; grandchildren Cayleigh Woollums, Jacob Levy & Michael Ford; 3 sister Katina, Kathy & Karen; brother Kevin; many adopted children; many aunts, uncles & cousins.

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I am so sorry for your loss. Many hugs.

jennifer queener Mar 17 2020 12:00 AM

Pam and family, I am so sorry for your loss.Rick was a great guy and a really good friend to our family.

Coleen Hogue Mar 10 2020 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers to the family. Rick always made me laugh when he would come in for visits. Amy

Amy Kamm Mar 9 2020 12:00 AM

Thinking of all of you. Please call if you need anything. If Rodney or Ricky need a break, I'll come get them for a while.

Penny Hymbaugh Mar 9 2020 12:00 AM

Im so sorry for your loss prayers and hugs for the family

Tabatha Phelps Mar 8 2020 12:00 AM