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SMSGT (Ret.) Richard "Rick" DeVlaeminck passed away December 1, 2017 at the age of 73. Rick was born in Mankato, Minnesota in 1944 and grew up in nearby Madison Lake. He proudly served in the Air Force 21 years in ever-increasing responsibilities. After Rick retired from the Air Force, he continued making his home in the West Valley, primarily Avondale, AZ. He was a successful businessman with a passion for old Chevy trucks and building hot rods.
Rick leaves behind his wife Ann; siblings Carol (Dennis) Haley, Gary DeVlaeminck, Sue Schaub, Deb (John) McQueen, and Nancy (Duane) Johnson.; children Rick DeVlaeminck and Kim (John) Heffington; grandchildren, Iain and Tatum Heffington; stepson Joe Morgan; many beloved nieces and nephews; and many, many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Peter and Maria, infant sister Jeanne, brother in-law Wally Schaub, his first love, Sandy DeVlaeminck, and sister in-law Brenda DeVlaeminck.
Services were held December 7th, 2017 in Avondale, AZ.
Published on December 11, 2017
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