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Rick L. Morgan

November 18, 1955 May 17, 2024
Rick L. Morgan
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Obituary for Rick L. Morgan

RICK L. MORGAN, 68, of Sterling, IL, died Friday, May 17, 2024 at his home.


The funeral service will be at 10:30 AM Thursday, May 23, 2024 at the Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home in Prophetstown, IL, with Rev. Rod Dye officiating. There will be a visitation from 4:00 – 7:00 PM Wednesday, May 22nd, at the funeral home, with an additional visitation time prior to the funeral service on Thursday, from 10:00 – 10:30 AM. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Prophetstown. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any memorial donations be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.


Rick was born November 18, 1955 in Morrison, IL to Fay E. and Vernabelle J. (Buikema) Morgan. He was educated in the Tampico grade schools and was a graduate of Tampico High School. He studied tool and die making at the Whiteside County Vocational Center. On August 5, 1977 he married Christi A. Melton in Prophetstown. Rick started farming with John Melton as a hired hand and in 1980 he began farming for himself in the Sterling, Prophetstown and Tampico areas. He served as a trustee on the board for Gold Township and Tampico Farmer’s Elevator. He was a loyal John Deere customer. Rick was an avid NASCAR and Denver Bronco fan, and also enjoyed watching the Illini play. His greatest joy was traveling to Rocky Mountain National Park, where he enjoyed taking in the rugged beautiful scenery, the rambling rivers, creeks and lakes. He was keen to watch the wildlife there, especially the elk during rut season. Spending time with his family was high on Rick’s enjoyment list, especially attending his nieces’, nephews’, great nieces’ and great nephews’ activities.


Survivors include his wife, Christi; one brother, Larry (Nancy) Morgan of Hudson, IL; his mother-in-law, Mary Melton of Morrison, IL; two brothers-in-law, Jeff (Brenda) Melton and Marc (Cynthia) Melton, both of Prophetstown; many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents; his maternal grandparents, Roy J. and Elizabeth Buikema; his paternal grandparents, Lee and Elizabeth Morgan; one father-in-law, John L. Melton.


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Visitation

Wednesday

22

May

4:00 PM 5/22/2024 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5/22/2024 7:00:00 PM
Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home

320 LaFayette Street
Prophetstown, IL 61277

Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home
320 LaFayette Street Prophetstown 61277 IL
United States

Visitation

Thursday

23

May

10:00 AM 5/23/2024 10:00:00 AM - 10:30 AM 5/23/2024 10:30:00 AM
Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home

320 LaFayette Street
Prophetstown, IL 61277

Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home
320 LaFayette Street Prophetstown 61277 IL
United States

Service

Thursday

23

May

10:30 AM 5/23/2024 10:30:00 AM
Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home

320 LaFayette Street
Prophetstown, IL 61277

Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home
320 LaFayette Street Prophetstown 61277 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Riverside Cemetery (Prophetstown) Final Resting Place

300 E. 3rd Street
Prophetstown, IL 61277

300 E. 3rd Street Prophetstown 61277 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

National Multiple Sclerosis Society

PO Box #91891
Washington, DC 20090​ – 1891
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