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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Obituary - Rick Fleischer

Rick Gene Fleischer was born October 16, 1958 in Kansas City, Missouri to Roy and Wanda Kline Fleischer. Rick was united in marriage to his wife Robin on June 19, 1982. He became her best friend, and the best part of her. Rick was a great son, brother, husband, father, grandpa, and friend.
He was blessed with two boys, Josh and Keith. 

Rick farmed with his dad and boys; he raised cattle, hogs, and put up with Robin’s horses and chickens. He was always a hunter, coon hunting with his dad and grandpa Kline from a very young age. He learned from the best! He worked hard and also had fun. Many hours were spent in the woods hunting deer, turkey, coon, and when younger, bird hunting bobwhite quail. 
Rick would always help anyone who needed it. He was a member of FFA, 4-H, and a leader in many 4-H projects. He has been a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Prairie City, Missouri since his baptism as an infant. He has served as an usher, Sunday School superintendent, and Sunday School teacher for the high school class for over 14 years. He enjoyed seeing the kids every week and loved them all. 
Rick’s love of the outdoors did not surpass his love of family and friends, family dinners, bonfires, float trips, fishing “those dumb trout”, camping, and walking the pastures checking on cows with his sons. 

He worked for the Postal Service for 40 years and had just now retired. Rick worked with many people that are now some of his best friends. Many miles were put on a number of cars and pickups in those 40 years as he made deliveries. He never cared if his truck was dirty though, often saying, “It would be dirty the next day too, haha!” He was always a trusted and loyal employee, that took pride in all he did, and it showed. His talents were many, like farming cattle and electrical work, he was a handyman all-around.

Rick loved his grandkids with his whole heart. There was always enough love to go around, although the love of his life was Robin. They worked side by side. The fun times will never be matched and were too many to count. His last words were “I love you.”

He always said he was "never going to get everything done," and his list was never all marked off. Robin told him, “the only time all our work is done, is when we die.”
“So babe, now you rest, XO.”

Rick was preceded in death by his grandson Eli, father Roy Fleischer, and grandparents, Merle and Lorene Steuck Kline, and Lillie Fleischer. He is survived by his wife Robin Fleischer, sons, Joshua Fleischer and significant other Elizabeth Kilburn and Thomas Keith Fleischer and wife Amanda, five grandchildren, Presley Fleischer, Riley and Sawyer Fleischer, Beaux and Alex Kilburn, his mother Wanda Kline Fleischer, sisters, Kelly Hunt and husband Fred, and Traci Tippie and husband Roger, sisters-in-law, Ronda Stout and husband Dick, Shari Withers and husband Mark, mother-in-law Beulah Conner, along with many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.