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Ricky Hammond

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Ricky L. Hammond age 57 of Fredericksburg, IA, died Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at his home of natural causes. Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M. Saturday, November 19, 2016, at Peace United Church of Christ, Fredericksburg with Pastor Burt Williams presiding. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Fredericksburg. Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 7:00 P.M. Friday, November 18, 2016, at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in Fredericksburg. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Ricky Lawrence Hammond was born April 25, 1959, in Oelwein, IA, the son of Bernard and Hazel (Wickham) Hammond. He received his education in both Sumner and in Fredericksburg. On February 14, 1978, at his brother’s home in Sumner, he married Diana M. Opperman. To this union, three children were born. Ricky worked at Meinerz Creamery then Beatrice Cheese, Con-Agra from 1977 – 1996. In November 1996, he started two companies; Rick’s Tire and Service and RD Trucking LLC in Fredericksburg. They were just beginning their 21st year since starting these businesses. Ricky was a member of the Fredericksburg Fire Department where he had served as Fire Chief, He also is a member of the Hawkeye Community College Truck Advisory Board and had been an ambulance driver and volunteer for the Rescue Squad. He loved camping, fishing, golfing and especially loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Diana; three children, Laura (Josh) Meyer of Waterloo, Kenneth (Kelsie) Hammond of Fredericksburg and Melissa (Barry) Hammond of New Hampton; grandchildren, David (Jalissa) Snyder, Jonathan Snyder, Matthew Snyder, Isabella (Cam) Snyder, Devon Snyder, Addilyne Snyder, L.J. Robinson, Kruise Hammond and Kensie Hammond; great-grandchildren, Serenity Snyder, Anyamarie Snyder, Aiden Haar; brother, LaVerne (JoAnn) Hammond of Frederika; sister, Norma (Jim) Gilson of Benson, IL; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Cleon Fish; and his grandparents.

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  1. Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Services created a video in memory of Ricky L. Hammond

  2. Love, Tom, Tammy, & Ryan family purchased the Medium Dish Garden for the family of Ricky L. Hammond.

  3. Diana & family, So very sorry to hear about Rick. He was always so kind & happy. I am honored to have had him as a friend. Keep all of your happy memories alive. I will keep you in my thoughts & prays. Zenda Vikturek

  4. Wish there were words to lessen your pain. Rick always took the time to say hello, talk and /or wave. His laughter was contagious. His love for his family and the community was great. Our sympathy to each of you.

  5. Diana and entire family, so sorry for your loss. Rick was such a wonderful man, always kind and happy. Thinking about you all during this difficult time.

  6. Katie LeClere purchased the Garden Accent Stone – ‘Wherever a beautiful soul…’ for the family of Ricky L. Hammond.

  7. Your Family at RD Trucking and Rick’s Tire purchased the Garden Accent Stone – ‘Wherever a beautiful soul…’ for the family of Ricky L. Hammond.

  8. Dear Diana, Laura, Kenny & Missy, Please accept our heartfelt sympathy to you and your families. Our community has lost a special man who will be dearly missed. May the beautiful memories you created together give you strength and peace. With our love and prayers.

  9. Luke Wagner and Joe Hootman purchased the Garden Accent – Perhaps the stars… for the family of Ricky L. Hammond.

  10. Diana, Kenny, Laura and Missy, You have our deepest sympathy for the loss of such a great person. Brutie was a great boss and business man but most of all the different titles he had the one that I treasured the most was his title of ‘Friend’ ! He will be greatly missed by all who knew him and his memories will live forever with those of us who got to know him simply as ‘ Brutie’ ! Rest in eternal peace my friend! May all the fond memories help you through this difficult time. Sincerely the Tilkes family

  11. Diana and family, Dave and I send our sympathy to all of you. Rick will be remembered as a fun loving guy. Good memories will be had by all who knew him. Dave and Sandy Jaschen

  12. We send our thoughts and prayers to your family. We always enjoyed doing business with Rick. Vic and Nancy DeSloover

  13. Diana, Laura, Kenny, & Missy, You have our deepest sympathy, and we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. Gary and Sandy Wilkens

  14. Sending my thoughts and prayers to all of you. Rick (Brutie) was a great man as a husband, father, grandpa, brother, uncle,and friend and community man … so many memories … some even taking me back to 2nd grade when Rick was in our class. He will be greatly missed by all! Diana and family — take care and know he will always be your guardian angel. HUGS!!!

  15. So sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. He was always fun to visit with and I loved it when he gave me a hard time. He will be truly missed by everyone.

  16. Diana & Family, The world has lost a true gem. Rick was such a kind soul who I am proud to have had the privilege of knowing most of my life. Many, many people mourn with you. Blessed Be, Joanie Hollar

  17. RIP Rick (Brutus) many fond memories of you and your family on Bone Lake-our sincerest condolences to the Hammond family! Tim & Claudia Smith

  18. We are so very sorry for your loss, Diane. If there’s anything we can help you with re: your animals, etc, we’re just next door. Mitzi and Rudy Sprenger

  19. My sincere condolences Diane . I’ve known you and Rick for a long time he will certainly be missed he was a great member of this community

  20. We send our sincere condolences to the Hammond family. Rick was a fun guy that would help out in any way he could. His laughter will be missed.

  21. Rick was a Wonderful man that I had the pleasure of knowing, and would do Anything for anyone…he will be truly missed!!!

  22. So sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. He was such a loyal supporter of Fredericksburg Falcon athletics, especially Falcon football.The Staker’s send their prayers and deepest condolences. RIP Rick.

  23. Our hearts, prayers, & deepest sympathies go out to you in your time of grief & sudden sorrow. May your loving memories of Rick forever live in your hearts.

  24. Words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of Rick’s passing. We will be thinking and praying for your family in the difficult days ahead. Alex & Amy Crozier

  25. Words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of Rick’s passing. We will be thinking and praying for your family in the difficult days ahead. Alex & Amy Crozier

  26. Thoughts and prayers :pray::skin-tone-2: To all your families and friends so sorry to hear about Rick’s passing !

  27. So sorry to hear of your loss. May the wonderful memories you have help you through the difficult days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Leon & Lori Franzen

  28. Diana and family, So sorry for your loss. Rick was a great man and will be missed by many. Love you all, The Morris Family

  29. So sorry to hear of Rick’s passing. Words can’t express how much he was loved and will be missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please don’t hesitate to call us if you need anything-including hugs or shoulders. Love to you all-Daryl and Kim

  30. To the Family of Rick Hammond– I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. I know there is no words to help you through this difficult time. It is never easy losing a loved one and I am sure within the next few days or even weeks you will the WORDS I’m sorry so much but it’s just people passing along there thoughts and prayers. My you RIP Rick(Brutus) and I know you and DAD(Little Butchie) are no longer in any pain and enjoying Paradise together.

  31. Diana and family, My heartfelt sympathy at this time of such great sorrow. Praying time will help heal the pain and your wonderful memories heal your hearts. Vicky Fuller Rusthoven

  32. So sorry to hear about your loss.Rick was a good boss and a good friend.He will be missed.Sending prayers.Jeff and Dawn Prellwitz

  33. Diana and family,! We are so sorry for your loss.words can’t express how hard it is to get through this difficult time. Rick was a great person and he will be dearly missed by many people! We will remember all the memories and good time we’ve had together!RIP Rick! Ray & Lorraine Armbrecht

  34. Laura, Josh and Family, We are so sorry for your loss, our deepest sympathy. Aaron and Brenda Timmer

  35. Dear Diana and family, there are no words that can comfort you at a time like this but try to let the memories help get you through this hard time. Rick would have wanted all of you to make the most of the rest of your lives. He will be deeply missed. Our sympathy, Ron and Barb Kane

  36. Diana and family, So sorry for your loss! Rick was one of those you meet once in a life time! Been a great friend! Always enjoyed working with him. Deepest Sympathy! Our prayers are with you! Ron Rivers

  37. Missy, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Karen Gander-Crockett

  38. Diana, Laura. Kenny, and Missy, My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this sad time. Rick will be missed deeply by everyone that had the chance to get to know him! Rick was a great guy who always took the time to talk when crossing paths. I will forever remember that smile. Hold your memories close to your heart!!!:heart:

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