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“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dads are always special being in limited quantity and unique. As time passes the memories become more precious ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: John Tyrrell - Manchester, IA

“We were so sorry to hear of Herrold's passing. He was a very kind and caring man. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Jodi and Al Sward - Boone, IA

“My condolences to Herrold's family.My husband, Bill Vranich, and Herrold graduated from Woodward together in 1944. They had a friendship that started...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Marie Vranich - West Des Moines, IA

“Very sorry to hear about Herrold's passing. He was a great neighbor having lived next door in Ogden for my child life and also my personal families...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Mark Boehm - Mapleton, IA

“Iam an old neighborhood friend.I knew him as Pickle. His folks and mine were friends. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Bob Siglin - Perry, IA - Neighbor

“So sorry to hear about Herrold's passing. He was always there to to plow a garden or sharpen a saw. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: larry & Deanna Leichliter - Ogden, IA

“So sorry for your family loss. Prayers for you all. Adajane ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Adajane Burnett - Hallsville, MO

Herrold Arthur Rickey, 90, died peacefully on Monday, December 26, 2016, surrounded by the love of his family.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, December 30, 2016, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Ogden. Pastor Chris Cowan will officiate. Burial will be at Robbins Cemetery, rural Woodward, Iowa. Visitation will be Thursday, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Carson – Stapp Funeral Home in Ogden. For online obituaries and condolences please visit:

Herrold Rickey was born May 1, 1926, to Arthur and Birdie (Herrold) Rickey on a farm south of Woodward, Iowa. He graduated from Woodward High School in 1944. After graduating, he met Doris Cireta Mowrer from Perry, Iowa. They fell in love and were married on June 2, 1946. Shortly after their marriage, Cireta became ill and had to go to Oakdale Hospital. Of course, Herrold followed her there where he worked as a maintenance worker. Together they raised five children: Diane (Lee) Amundson, Connie (Steve) Pearson, Mary (Mark) Boyd, Martha Ervin, and Glen (Kristen) Rickey. The family was blessed with 12 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Herrold worked hard all his life in several jobs, including on the farm, the gas station, the grain elevator, the creamery truck, and building awnings. He sharpened saws out of his home beyond his 90th birthday. He was very proud of his work at Northern Natural Gas, where he retired in 1983 after working 37 years.

Herrold was loved and respected by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. To his family, he was dad or grandpa, the man who shared his home, his love, and his strength and loved us all unconditionally. The times we had together at the lake and at the Rickey Christmas were memories we will cherish. To his friends and neighbors he was someone you could always count on, to plow a garden, sharpen a saw, enjoy conversation on the deck, and share his knowledge to help solve a problem. He cherished his special friend, Sylvia, and greatly enjoyed their long rides in the countryside and many conversations over dinner.

To all of us he was the model for the best we could aspire to be: kind, generous, and unassuming despite the great man we all recognized him to be. We were blessed to be a part of his life and will miss him greatly.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, his wife of 64 years, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.