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Dick Kimball

Apr 5, 2020
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Services:

Memorial Service 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at Locke funeral Home.  To wear Black and Gold to the service would be appropriate.

Visitation:

For an hour before the service.

Cemetery:

 Inurnment in Waterloo Cemetery following the service.

Memorials:

Memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice or Western Home Community. Cards sent to the funeral home will be forwarded to the family.

Biography

    Dick Kimball, 71, of Deery Suites of the Western Home Community died on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at Deery Suites following a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease.  He was born on December 9, 1948 in Waterloo the son of Dale R. and Della Derifield Kimball.

    Dick was president of the West High School Class of 1967 and went through an apprenticeship program at John Deere following high school. Later, he completed courses to become a realtor/broker.  

    He worked for 29 years at John Deere Tractor Works then was a realtor for Noreen Realty and then Sulentic/Fischels Realty from 1996 until retirement in 2016.

    Dick was a member and President in 2007 of Waterloo/Cedar Falls Board of Realtors and had received the Distinguished Realtor Award from them in 2014.  A member of Waterloo Landlords Association, UAW, and I Club member.

    Richard "Dick" Kimball is survived by: Daughter Kristine Kimball of Cedar Falls; Daughter Katie (Brandon) Fahey of Waukon; Son David (Rachel) Kimball of Blaine‚ MN; Son Adam Kimball of Waverly; Son Jordan (Caitlin) Schmitz of Waterloo; Sister Deb (Larry) Burger of Delhi‚ IA; Brother Dennis (Audrey) Kimball of Waterloo; Nine Grandchildren: Elsje Schipper, Lukas Schipper, Kasey Fahey, Karlie Fahey; Asher Fahey, Caleb Kimball, Cruz Kimball, Landry Kimball, and Stella Schmitz

   Dick is preceded in death by his parents.

Dick was an Iowa Hawkeye Football fan and season ticket holder since 1981 and attended numerous Hawkeye bowl games.  He was also an Indy 500 fan and race attendee for 25 years.  The family sends a heartfelt thanks to the third floor staff at the Deery Suites and also to Cedar Valley Hospice for their care and compassion.

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  1. Brent Hastings | Apr 13, 2020
    Dick, and our gang from Deere had some really good times together one heck of a good guy.
  2. Gary D Derifield | Apr 09, 2020

    RIP Cousin you will be missed 

    The  family has my Condolences very sorry for your loss.  Dick was a great Guy.  

  3. Susan Ward | Apr 09, 2020

    i knew Dick when he worked at the John Deere Northeast Site.  Seven years ago, we reunited as he became our realtor for the house we purchased and the house we needed to sell.  Always, helpful and smiling.  I learned a couple of years ago he had moved to the Western Home.  My husband also has Parkinson’s so we had a bond with that connection.  Wishing you all peace at this sad and difficult time.

    Susan and Michael Ward

  4. Dolene Reichenbacker | Apr 09, 2020
    Dennis, So sorry to hear about your brother Dick, would like to be able to tell you in person, but not an option.   Bob and Dolene Reichenbacker
  5. Kathleen S Nelson | Apr 09, 2020
    My condolences to Dick's family and friends. My thoughts are with you during this sad time.
  6. Shellie Dablan | Apr 08, 2020

    Our condolences to Dick’s family. He was a wonderful man, always had a smile on his face. And such a gentleman. He will be missed. Our sincere sympathies.

    Sam and Shellie Sablan

  7. Sharon Porter | Apr 08, 2020
    Our condolences to the family. My father was at Deery Suites also with Parkinson's in the summer of 2018, so we got to visit with Dick a bit. In spite of difficulties communicating, he always had a grin on his face. I imagine he must have truly embraced life. Peace to you all. 
  8. Randy Petersen | Apr 08, 2020
    Expounding on Dale's post, that same trip to California we stopped at Colorado Springs to drink Coors beer because it was legal to drink at our age! Also stopped at Yellowstone and were escorted out of a casino in Las Vegas because we were underage...made many fun memories with Dick over the years and even got to watch his kids grow..sending prayers to the family....
  9. Dale Schroeder | Apr 07, 2020

    A high school and post high school friend, although I have been out of touch for years, I will always remember Dick as a guy with the biggest smile. 

    Dick, Randy Peterson, and myself took a trip to California after graduating from high school, looked at the Pacific Ocean, turned around and drove back home, a totally unplanned crazy trip, but will always be remembered as a good time.

    I remember Dick as one truly good and nice person, he will be missed by myself and all of his high school friends.

    My Sympathies. 

    Classmate Dale Schroeder living in the mountains of Colorado. 

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