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Rickie Allen Lauseng

07/26/1954 - 05/30/2018

Rickie Allen Lauseng, 63, of Palo, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at his home from a heart attack. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 11:00 am at Range Funeral Home in Virginia. Visitation will be on Monday, June 4, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm and one-hour prior to the service. Pastor Cory Rintala will officiate. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.

Rickie was born July 26, 1954 in Watertown, SD to Donald and Irene (Borchert) Lauseng. He graduated from Aurora High School in 1972. On July 21, 1973, he was united in marriage to Sherry Heikkila. Rickie worked very hard and made a lot of friends in all his jobs. He retired from USS after 31 years then worked for C.C. Wingers, then St. Louis County in Palo until his death.

Rickie enjoyed bowling, playing softball, hunting, fishing, camping, vintage snowmobiling, playing with his tractors and backhoe, saunas on Fridays with his brother-in-law, John Harder, friend, Ken Swentick, and fishing buddy, George Lahti, spending time with family and friends and his pets Dana, Missy, Rocky, and Kaya.

He loved his wife, his children, his grandchildren, and all his relatives and his friends. He was a funny guy and loved to have fun and make others laugh.

The family would like to thank the local ambulance service and the sheriffs department for their care and compassion.

He is survived by his mother, Irene Lauseng of Hoyt Lakes; his wife of 44 years, Sherry of Palo; daughter, Corissa (Mark) Lindell of Gheen; granddaughter, Alina (Kyle) Kangas of Hibbing; son, Chad (Shelly) Lauseng of Duluth; granddaughter, Samantha Lanpher of Duluth; brother, Donald (Nancy) Lauseng of South Carolina; sister, Dixie (John) Harder of Hoyt Lakes; sister-in-law, Judie Paul of Palo; brothers-in-law, Jim Paul of Palo and Gary Halmet of Biwabik; and numerous nieces and nephews

He was preceded in death by his dad, Donald Lauseng and brother, Dale Lauseng, Sr.

17 thoughts on “Rickie Allen Lauseng”

  1. George lahti says:

    You’re going to be sadly missed old friend

  2. Mike and Diane Palm says:

    We will miss your laugh and smile!

  3. Wendy Johnson bennett says:

    I’m so sorry for your family’s loss, and you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Sue Hines says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  5. Linda Mcvettie says:

    We are very sorry for your loss. Ricky was life of the party and always smiling and joking. He will be missed. He loved his family and all his friends.

  6. corinne thompson says:

    sherry, I have known you only a short time since last fall, but weekly I have noticed your ability to laugh easily, and share a quick, beautiful smile. I believe your husband Rick and you shared many good memories and many laughs together, may the wonderful times together bring you peace and comfort. Kaya’s buddy

  7. Erik Skoog says:

    Sherry, Corissa, Mark and family,
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Rickie. Even though I was unaware that Rickie was Marks father in law, I can truly say that I always enjoyed seeing him at union meetings as he was always pleasant and friendly to me. You guys are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Patrick Osaben says:

    Sorry for your lost You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers in this difficult time

  9. Laurie Lilli says:

    Sorry for your loss…Rick will be missed by all…prayers to every one at this difficult time…

  10. Dwight and Marie Borchert Family says:

    Dear Sherry and Kids .. Aunt Sis… Donnie.. Dixie and John and Families. Rickie was indeed one of a kind! He could be so serious and still make you laugh. I know you will miss him as will we. He helped us all make some great memories.. we’ll have those forever. Thinking of You All.

  11. Karen Mykkanen says:

    Sherry, Chad, Corissa and families, I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  12. Loren & Denise Forry says:

    We are so sorry to hear about Rickie. Our thoughts are with your family. Keep your special memories close to your heart.

  13. Judy Wegener says:

    Dear Sherry, So sorry for your loss! So glad I got to spend time with you both last summer, it was an enjoyable evening, Rick cooking burgers making jokes and telling stories as only he could. I remember thinking how cute you were together. My heart is with you .

  14. Ken Pietila says:

    Sure gonna miss you my friend.

  15. Lillian M. Firkins says:

    Sherry,I am so sorry in the loss of your Dear Husband, Father,and Grandpa🌹I will always remember Ricky as so outgoing and friendly,and a big smile on his face. May God bring you strength and comfort in the upcoming days. May God Bless and keep you,in all the beautiful memories of your Dear Ricky🙏

  16. Mark and Debbie Soderman says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most devastating time. Please know that you are in our hearts and we feel blessed to have known Rickie. Much love!

  17. Cindy Letellier says:

    Sis and family, I was so saddened to hear of Ricky’s passing. We don’t know each other very much anymore, but it sounds like he was a very loving and fun loving person. I’m sorry life allowed us all to drift so far apart. My thoughts have been very much on all of you and my prayers, too, are with you.

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06/05/2018 at 11:00 AM
Range Funeral Homes, 16th Street North, Virginia, MN, USA

Visitation begins at 5:00 pm-7:00 pm 6/4/2018 10:00 am 6/5/2018