Richard 'Rick' Reetz, 68, came to the end of his trail on April 12, 2015, following a lengthy, heroic battle against numerous health issues. Survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Barbara (LaNear) Reetz; children, Romona (Bud) Demicell, Super Reetz and Janelle (Ferlin) Reetz-Darnell; special grandson, Richard Donovan Demicell; sister, Diane (Larry) Radacy; niece, Michelle (Jon) Kenline and their son, Logan. Preceded in death by his parents, Gayland G. and Kathryn Reetz; and nephew, Darrel Radacy. Rick worked at Public Service Company for 34 years while also training and showing horses professionally. He also enjoyed teaching his kids and other youth about horsemanship through Rick's Raiders 4-H Club. Rick was an avid horseman and fulfilled his life's dream of establishing Reetz Family Performance Horses which allowed him to buy, train and sell quality performance horses throughout the US. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial celebration, 3 p.m. Monday, April 20, 2015, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Dear Barbara, please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Last time I saw you and Rick was at Cripple Creek having the time of your life, living and traveling in your motor home. Those are memories you’ll treasure forever. Take care of yourself.

  2. I just heard that Rick passed. I enjoyed visiting with him during my years at Mesa Vet. He brought a smile to my face every time I saw him. My condolences to the family.
    Patty Zoller

  3. Im sorry to hear about the passing of Rick. I remember him when I was young. He was a good friend to my mom. He and his wife were nice people. Again my condolences.

  4. Barb and Family – So very sorry for your loss. May your wonderful memories of Rick help comfort you now and in the future. We are thinking of you and your family at this sad time. Valerie and Fil Babitz

  5. Mona and Family, I am very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. God Bless and we are thinking of you!! Bonnie and Jodi Talmadge

  6. Dear Barbara, Mona , Super and Janelle and family, we are saddened at the loss of your husband\father. Our thoughts and prayers go out to each of you as you were so faithful in caring for him until the end. May God bless you with peace and comfort in the days ahead. I so wanted to be there for you today as time did not allow it. But I prayed for you today and I am sure the service honoured him . With love, Mark, Carol, Jennifer, Jaclyn, Christine Gazette

  7. Barbara…I am so sorry for your loss and didn’t want this time to go by without sending my thoughts and prayers to you and your family..Thinking of you at this time….

  8. So sorry for your loss! But seems God knows best when a person can take only so much illness. You are in our prayers. Nancy and family

  9. Very sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family. Lynn & Alma Hubersberger

  10. I want to give you my deepest sympathies for the loss of . I know was very loved and will be missed deeply. Death is hard on all of us, young or old we all must face it. God’s word can give us comfort and hope that some day there will be no more death. At 1 Cor. 15:26 it says:�”And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing.” Also Rev. 21:4 says: “And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.’�
    I hope that family and friends can gain comfort from God’s word as you go through this difficult time.

    Again I’m deeply sorry for your loss ~ Edna Long

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    ear Barbara and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. may your beautiful memories help sustain you through this difficult time. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Scharlee Whitten

  12. Dearest Barbara,
    I was so sad to see Rick’s name in the obituaries. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. He will be missed by all.
    Fondly,
    Belva Shaffer

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