Lorin Dennis (Denny) Rickabaugh, 71, of Des Moines, passed away Friday, August 24, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center.
Denny was born August 1, 1947, in Newton to Lorin Lee and Zella Mae (Waddle) Rickabaugh. A graduate of Ottumwa High School, he worked at Maytag in Newton Iowa for over 30 years until his retirement as Manager of Quality Control in 2002. Denny was a Vietnam war veteran and served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. He was an avid golfer spending much of his free time at Gateway Recreation Golf Course with family and friends, where he also served on the board and was the 1979 Club Champion. Denny's most recent memories include attending the 2013 Jasper County Freedom Flight, Operation LZ in 2015 with his family and the last two summers in Florida enjoying the warm weather and the ocean with his wife.
Denny is survived by a wife, Patricia (Pat) Versteegh; two children, Bridget Rickabaugh Evans of Altoona and Brent (Laura) Rickabaugh of West Des Moines; 6 grandchildren, Jarod (Kelsey) Evans of Bondurant, Frankie (Matt) Plorins of Mesa, AZ, Alec Rickabaugh of West Des Moines, Tyler Evans of Altoona, Meredith Evans of Altoona and Braeden Rickabaugh of West Des Moines; brothers-in-law Larry (Claire) Versteegh and Terry Hervey; and 3 nieces, 1 nephew, 3 great nieces and 6 great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father Warren Wegner, son-in-law Jay Evans; and a grandchild Jordan Lynn Evans.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, August 29 at Monroe United Methodist Church. Family will begin receiving guests at 1:00 with service starting at 2:00. Following a private inurnment, the family will also greet friends following the service at Monroe Gateway Recreation for a time of food and fellowship. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Denny's name A-Heinz57 Pet Rescue in De Soto, IA.
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Glad we got to spend the little time that we did with you in your last days here. Your wife is amazing and the strongest woman I know to this day. Thanks for waking up enough to talk to my kids. Especially Shyna. Fly high Lorin!
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