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“We rode in his mg once in a cross country road race. We had a ball and we did win first place. We shared $15.00. ”
1 of 25 | Posted by: ron goehing - murfreesboro, TN

“Teresa, I'm so sorry to hear of Ricky's sudden death. God bless all of you. ”
2 of 25 | Posted by: Tori Gilmour - Lubbock, TX

“The news of Rick's death was a shocking and terribly sad reminder that it is so hard to fully appreciate those special people who cross our paths...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: David & Betsy Dettmann - Pella, IA

“Teresa and Family, My fondest memories with Rick are our MCC days, Rick would pick me up in his MG-B. Every morning he had that mischievous look on...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Michael Fouts - Ankeny, IA

“Dear Innis family, my deepest sympathy goes out to you. I was fortunate to see him for many years at my salon, he was an amazing man and I will miss...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Lisa Fitzsimmons

“Teresa and Family, I was so sorry to hear about Rick. What great memories I have of having Rick as a great friend. The great times we all had...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Bill and Sue Moore - Las Cruces, NM

“Theresa,Words can't express how sad we are at Rick's passing. Even though we didn't see you guys often, we always enjoyed Rick's sense of humor...Read More »
7 of 25 | Posted by: Denny & Lorrie - Lincoln, NE

“I can't believe someone as full of life as Rick can be gone. He hired me at Shellar-Globe many years ago when no one else would give me a chance,...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Susan Griffin - Iowa City, IA

“Teresa, I am so sorry to hear about Rick. He was a great guy who always had a smile on his face. I would see Rick at Iowa wrestling matches and...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Jim Monroe - Cedar Rapids, IA

“We knew Rick through the Grinnell Area Garden Club. We appreciated so much his enthusiasm about gardening as well as his knowledge about gardening. ...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Vic and Sallie Verrette - IA

“Aaron and Family: We are sorry for your loss of your father and husband. He will be missed greatly. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: George Loring and family - IA

“Dear Teresa and family, So much is in my heart for you. sending you prayers and love. Have thought of you often lately. Loving friends will not be...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: Joyce Bender - Kalona, IA

“It was Saturday, April 13, a bitter cold day for April. Marlys Anderson and I were sitting in the living room of Ricky and Teresa's Newburg home...Read More »
13 of 25 | Posted by: Eve Vanden Broek - IA

“We were so saddened to hear of Rick's passing. He was such a great person and always had a smile on his face. We really appreciated that you and...Read More »
14 of 25 | Posted by: Gail and Janeen Boliver - IA

“Teresa, Stacey and Aaron, I was very saddened to hear this news. Rick was a person I admired and looked up to as I grew up. He was always so quick...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: Lance Bolton - Iowa City, IA

“Teresa, Stacey, Aaron and family - How do you summarize a lifetime of friendship and memories in a few short lines? We have shared so much of our...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Jill and Don Tompkins - Iowa City, IA

“Teresa and family, So sorry to hear of Rick's death. I'm so glad we were able to visit you at your home in Newburg during our last trip to...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Tere Hutchinson Dunlap - Spokane, WA

“Teresa: So sorry to hear about Rick. He was such a wonderful person I always enjoyed talking with him at family reunion, softball games etc. I...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Becky (Davis) Flanegan - Wellman, IA

“Teresa, i am so sorry for your loss. It was always a joy visiting with you both at the Hosta meetings and different gardens. Please know that my...Read More »
19 of 25 | Posted by: Randy Craft - Urbandale, IA

“We are sadden to hear of the passing of our dear friend Ricky. We became friends through work about 30 years ago. During that course in time we...Read More »
20 of 25 | Posted by: Stan & Jane Zukin - Iowa City, IA

“I have some great memories of Rick especially when it comes to U of I Hawkeye sports and work. Road trips to the Peach Bowl, at Minnesota and...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: Ken Shaner - East Jordan, MI

“Dear Teresa and Family, I'm so sorry for you loss. Rick was a fun and friendly guy who was not afraid to say what he thought. We have some amazing...Read More »
22 of 25 | Posted by: Ginny Seaton - West Branch, IA

“How grateful we have been over the past 25 years to have Rick and Teresa as a very significant part of our son's life! He has always told us how...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: Susan and Bill Flemr - AR

“Rick was my best friend and we did so many things together. From following my daughters' activities and sports to sitting in our cherished season...Read More »
24 of 25 | Posted by: Paul Flemr - Nichols, IA

“Words are never enough to express our sorrow for your loss. We will miss seeing what new item he had created for the yard. Always had such an...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: Vic and Deb Bennington - Newburg, IA


Ricky Dale Innis, 66, died suddenly in his home Saturday morning April 27, 2013. His body was given to Organ Donors of Iowa and then cremated. A memorial service will be held at the Eagles Lodge on Hwy 1 in Iowa City, at 11am-2pm Saturday May, 11, 2013. Family and friends are welcome to join this Celebration of Life ceremony and luncheon.

Ricky was born (1946) and raised in Grinnell, Iowa and graduated Grinnell High School class of 1965. He was one of the original "Baby Boomers" born 9 months to the day his father, Virgil D Innis returned from the Navy to his wife Betty Maxine (Beam-Hill), after WWII. He went on to school at Marshalltown Community College and finished his schooling at the University of Iowa, where he received a Bachelor's of Science degree.

Rick married Teresa Adams, his high school sweetie, on July 23, 1966. To this union was born daughter Stacey (Paul) Flemr of Nichols, IA and son, Aaron Innis of Iowa City.
Rick had many passions including bicycling, gardening, reading, traveling, bird watching, music, fishing with Aaron, playing cards, cooking, following his grandchildren in their various activities and sports, spending time with friends and adored family and not least of all, bleeding Black and Gold with and for the amazing Hawkeyes. Rick had a great sense of humor and was an inspiration to so many. He touched so many lives with his kindness and love.

Rick and Teresa retired to Newburg, IA in 2007. He is survived by his wife, children, 4 grandchildren (Jessica, Adam, Megan and Madelyn), 3 great-grandchildren (Bradley, Ethan and Elizabeth) and his sister Janet (Lyle) Brown of Grinnell. He was preceded in death by his parents.