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Gackstetter, Richard J.

Beloved Son, Brother & Uncle Age 53 of Roseville Suddenly on April 26, 2005. Son of Carroll & Kathleen. Private Service & Interment. Arrangements with ENGLISH - MEEKER & KANDT FUNERAL HOME 651-455-5352. Published in Pioneer Press on Apr. 28, 2005.

We all miss you very much. Your little dog Teri is doing well and loving life in llinois. She loves her periodic visits from Grandma and Grandpa. The boys certainly miss you. Look after our Michael. - Your brother Steve. November 01, 2005 | Byron, IL

hey uncle rick,

its been a couple months now and i guess its time i signed this, i miss you alot, and i think about you all the time, sometimes mom makes the mistake of saying "hey maybe rick could do that" but then she gets all sad cuz it hits her that you are gone, everyone misses you and im always wondering what really happened to you... well we will never know and i guess i just wanted to say that i love you and i miss you and i know that in some sense you are still here with us. With love, your niece, Sarah Jones August 06, 2005 | Lake City, MN

My Brother My Friend,I will always miss your smile and your laugh. You will always be in my thoughts. You were also a wonderful uncle to my daughters, they will miss you greatly. I know you are at peace. Your Loving Sister, Susan Jones, May 05, 2005 | Lake City, MN.

I had the pleasure to have Rick work as my nurse at Aspen for several years. We all enjoyed his wonderful sense of humor and his friendship. Patients often had their spirits lifted after talking with Rick due to his jokes and caring manner. Our staff at Aspen, my patients and I will really miss you Rick. My sincerest sympathy to your family. David Newton, April 28, 2005 | North Oaks, MN.

I had the pleasure to work with Rick and his wonderful sense of humor. I remember the first time I met him I instantly thought how exciting it would be to have a man work in a place that is primarily filled with women. Rick added such flare to this station and the patients truly enjoyed his wit. Rick will always bring a smile to my face yesterday, today, and all the tomorrows. I will miss you Rick, and all those e-mails and jokes you brought to me. Most of all having the pleasure to have known you in and out of the workplace. Secrets we shared, Rick, are only for the choosen few....right Geri? My love and saddness goes to you and your family. Look down to us, my friend, and and know I will be looking up to you. Love, Barb Kosikowski, April 28, 2005 | Osceola, WI

I know Rick will be missed greatly. We all at Aspen Medical miss his smiling face. He was always upbeat and fun to work with. My prayers are with you at this difficult time. Ann Garett, April 28, 2005 | Roberts, WI

Rick's friends and family

We were shocked to hear of Rick's passing. He was a funny and entertaining jokester and brightened our days while he was here. We are very sorry for your loss, he will be well remembered. Becky & Julie, Aspen Medical Group April 28, 2005

My dear friend Rick, I truly miss you. I was shocked and sadden to hear that you had left us. Who will I complain to about all the problems of life and work? you always made me laugh. Your sense of humor made many things in the day to day work inviornment tolerable. Your e-mails made me roar, and I always enjoyed the phone calls where we could just chat and at times take on a few heavier issues that life sent our way. People come and go in our life, but others remain with us forever because they leave their foot prints on our hearts. That is you my friend, your footprints are an ingrained in my heart and they will remain there forever. Rick,I think of our frienship with great joy. I am angry that I no longer can talk to you. But I know that we will meet again. You will live on in my hear forever. My deepest sympathy to your family. Smile down from heaven on us and send us that special ray of sunshine that only you can bring to our hearts. Good Bye for now my friend, until we meet again remember you are loved. Geri and Jim (Geri Lewin, May 09, 2005 | North Branch, MN)

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