Obituaries

Patricia A. Ricks

Jul 16, 2020
Ricks, Patricia Crop

Services:

Friends and family are invited to a life celebration at the Hudson AMVETS Hall on Saturday, September 26th from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

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Cemetery:

Pat will be laid to rest next to Dale in the Waterloo Cemetery in a private family service

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Biography

Patricia Ann Ricks, 78, of Hudson, died Thursday, July 16, 2020 at her son's home in Adel, Iowa after a short and courageous battle. 

She was born June 9, 1942, in Austin, MN, the 3rd child of Melvin and Fern Halling Meyers. Spending her entire school career in LeRoy, Minnesota she enjoyed success being named Valedictorian of her graduating class. She married Kenneth M. Dimler on August 13, 1960 and welcomed 3 children into their family in the next 4 years.  Sadly,   Kenny died in rural Northern Iowa on April 27, 1968. After this shocking event, with her 3 youngsters in tow, she circled her wagons and brought them back to LeRoy where The Village could surround the young family with support and direction. The Dimler kids have thanked her every day for her strength and persistence in the face of such a devastating event.  She married Dale F. Ricks in Las Vegas on July 21, 1973 and moved to Hudson, Iowa.  The new couple brought her last son to the family in 1974.  After all the kids flew the nest Pat and Dale put more time into supporting the local AMVETS in their civic endeavors. Pat’s natural kindness and patience were really on display at all events associated with the Auxiliary.  She embraced her life in Hudson -  always offering kind words and very interested concern with friends or strangers. 

Dale passed away after a lingering illness November 22, 2006. 

She worked as a bookkeeper at Control-A-Fax in Waterloo for many years.  She was a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church and very active in the AMVETS Post 82 Auxiliary, both in Hudson. She enjoyed traveling and loved spending time with her grandchildren in Iowa, Texas, Louisiana & California. 

Pat is survived by three sons, Kirk (Britta) Dimler‚ Adel‚ IA; Kevin (Kari) Dimler‚ San Diego‚ CA; Steven "Bo" (Kellie) Ricks‚ Luling‚ LA; one daughter, Kim (Jay) Perry‚ Conroe‚ TX; 13 grandchildren and one great grandson; brother, David (Shelly) Meyers‚ Eyota‚ MN; two sisters, Mary Meyers‚ Le Roy‚ MN; Marsha (Steve) Sorenson‚ Ostrander‚ MN and many precious nieces and nephews.  She was preceded by: parents; both husbands; brother, Kent Meyers; sister, Alice Meyers.

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  1. Debbie Opiekun | Sep 20, 2020
    So sorry for your loss.  My thoughts are with you, Kim, and your whole family
  2. Larry and Julie Ubben | Sep 17, 2020
    Our sympathy to Pat's family. She was a thoughtful, sweet person and we will miss her! Both she a Dale hold a special place in the hearts of their long time Hudson Heights neighbors!  Larry and Julie Ubben
  3. Pam and Toby 7 | Sep 17, 2020

    Our deepest thoughts and prayers for the sweet lady down the road. To her family cherish all the memories she has left for 

    All of you.

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