Rick was a strong husband, father, son and brother. He grew up in a large family in Foley, Minn and served in the Navy in his youth. He was married twice and had five children that he called his own. He is missed dearly by all of his loved ones. We picture him in heaven now dancing away to an Elvis song. Cancer took him away at the age of 43, but it didn’t take away the memories and the option to give the gift of sight. It was a small comfort to know that with the immense pain we felt with his loss, some good came out of it — a silver lining to a very dark cloud.