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SMSGT (Ret.) Richard "Rick" DeVlaeminck SMSGT (Ret.) Richard "Rick" DeVlaeminck passed away December 1, 2017 at the age of 73. Rick was born in Mankato, Minnesota in 1944 and grew up in nearby Madison Lake. He proudly served in the Air Force 21 years in ever-increasing responsibilities. After Rick retired from the Air Force, he continued making his home in the West Valley, primarily Avondale. He was a successful businessman with a passion for old Chevy trucks and building hot rods. Rick leaves behind his wife Ann; siblings Carol Haley (Dennis), Gary DeVlaeminck, Sue Schaub, Deb McQueen (John), and Nancy Johnson (Duane); children Rick DeVlaeminck and Kim Heffington (John); grandchildren Iain and Tatum Heffington; stepson Joe Morgan; many beloved nieces and nephews; and many, many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Peter and Maria, infant sister Jeanne, brother-in-law Wally Schaub, his first love, Sandy DeVlaeminck, and sister-in-law Brenda DeVlaeminck. Services are pending at Holy Cross Mortuary. For more information, see http://www.hccfh.org/obituary/
Published on  December 11, 2017
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