In Memory

Rick Horstmeyer

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05/29/10 05:16 PM #1    

Dennis Moran

I met Rick in Miss Kanapstein  history class our junior year.  Rick was a very good friend who had a great sense of humor: I broke my nose in football practice and looked like a fruitfly with back and blue eyes and he knew I loved banana popsicles he would always tease me that the popsicle was my form of medication for my nose.  we laughed and laughed about it.  Rick was and is a very big guy in my eyes, he may of been small in stature but you'd never know it.  I had very few close friends but Rick was one of them.  Rick I still like banana popsicles, as much as having had the privilege of knowing you. 

05/29/10 11:06 PM #2    

Jim Coats

I was friends with Rick through elementary school at Monte Vista.  He was a very slight kid who suffered terribly from asthma.  We camped and played and were in Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts together.  He had a wonderful sense of humor.  The only train I have ever ridden on was with Rick from Phoenix to Wickenburg and back, but I don't remember when that was.  I was told of his death when I was stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA in '68 or '69.  I heard he died alone at home from a bad asthma attack.  Rick was a good guy and I have thought of him often.  I believe his full name was Frederick Charles Horstmeyer, but we all just called him Ricky.

07/03/10 04:10 PM #3    

Marilyn Dunnahoo (McLEOD)

I remember Rick from Monte Vista and what I remember most is his great smile.  He had a wonderful smile that would light up a room and I'm sure he smiled on days when the rest of us wouldn't be able to even crack a grin considering his health problems.

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