Richard White

Richard M. White

Friday, August 24th, 1951 - Friday, October 9th, 2020
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Richard M. “Rick” White 69, of Peosta, IA passed away Friday, October 9, 2020 at Mercy Health Center as a result of complications from the COVID-19 virus.

Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 13th at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 Kennedy Road. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of services Tuesday at the funeral home. All visitors are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Rick was born on August 24, 1951 in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of M.K. “Mike” and Eileen (Stierman) White. He grew up in the Dubuque and Kieler, Wisconsin area, graduated from Dubuque Senior High School and attended ECPI in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. On June 26, 1971, Rick married the love of his life and high school sweetheart, Sue Kaesbauer. Rick was employed in the IT department at Woodward Communications for over 35 years, retiring in 2007. He then went on to fulfill his dream of driving charter buses for Windstar. Rick loved to travel and go on cruises. He was a long time member of Thunder Hills Golf and Country Club and enjoyed golfing, classic cars (especially his ’64 Galaxie), riding his Honda Goldwing motorcycle and woodworking.

Rick is survived by his wife Sue of Peosta; his sons Brian (Shelby) White of Peosta and their children Allison and Tyler, Craig White of Highlands Ranch, Colorado and his children Gavin and Lauren; his siblings Ron (Margie) White and Denny White both of Dubuque, IA, Don (Diane) White of Istanbul, Turkey and Cheri Thilmany of East Dubuque, IL; his in-laws Bob (Pat) Kaesbauer, Patty (Mike) Riniker and Cathy Kaesbauer all of Dubuque, IA and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his father and mother-in-law Robert and Marilyn Kaesbauer, his brother-in-law Tom Kaesbauer and his sister-in-law Barb Elliott.

Memorials may be given to the Rick White memorial to be given to his favorite charities.

Rick’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Mercy Health Center, especially Brittany, Paige and Travis, for their outstanding care and compassion.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory
    2659 John F. Kennedy Rd.
    Dubuque, Iowa 52002
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 | 6:00pm
    Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 6:00pm
    Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory
    2659 John F. Kennedy Rd.
    Dubuque, Iowa 52002
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Mount Calvary Cemetery
    1111 Davis Street
    DUBUQUE, IA 52001
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Lauren Harrison

Posted at 10:06pm
I have a lot of great memories of Grandpa Rick and I always enjoy my visits with him and grandma. He was always very supportive of me and he had a fun, joking around vibe that I loved sharing. I remember how much he enjoyed coming to my softball games when I was younger. He was genuinely interested in how I was doing and my school and work as I grew up and it means so much to me. He helped me get my first personal laptop that I am still using to type this now. We had a nice time visiting my college campus several years ago when he drove a whole team out here on a bus charter. He sent a very sweet message to me on my birthday just back in September. I can't believe this news, but I am so thankful for these memories and I will continue to cherish them forever.

Jimmy Kinley

Posted at 07:09pm
I always looked forward to the Whites coming to CO. Rick was always rolling around with a big smile. He poked fun and I always liked that. He genuinely cared about what was going on and how everyone was doing. Many ask, but not everyone really cares what the answer is. He did. Rick, we miss you buddy. You will not be forgotten. To the family out in Iowa, we will continue to pray for you. Please let us know if you need anything!

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Gavin White

Posted at 01:15pm
I remember when my grandpa was out here in Colorado. He would want to walk Sophie almost every day so I would go with him and ride my electric scooter along next to them. These walks with grandpa never got old and they were always fun for me. He was a great man and he will be missed.

Nealie White

Posted at 10:13am
I remember when I first met Rick, I was a young single mom dating Craig. My daughter was with me and we were both welcomed with open arms. It’s meant the world to me that Rick and Sue always treated her as their granddaughter. He was a good man with a big heart for his family. Sending prayers and loving thoughts to his friends and family.

Shari Greenwood

Posted at 05:33pm
We are so sorry to hear of your loss of Rick. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. John and Shari Greenwood

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