Richard Dean “Rick” Loe of Drexel, Missouri passed away December 18, 2016 at the Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri. Funeral services will be held 1:00 pm Monday, December 26, 2016 in the First Baptist Church Mission Hall in Drexel. There will be no visitation. Burial will take place in Fairview Cemetery in Fairview North Dakota. Contributions are suggested to the Drexel VFW Post. Messages of condolence may be left for the family at www.mullinaxfuneralhome.com.
Rick Loe was born September 25, 1945 in Williston, North Dakota to Roy “Bud” and Evelyn Danielson Loe. He grew up in the Fairview, Montana and Kirksville, Missouri areas and graduated from Ethel high school. Shortly after graduation, Rick enlisted in the US Army and began his basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Following his training he was deployed to Germany. With the strong desire to serve his country, and make a career in the US Army, upon his return from Germany, Rick re-enlisted and was sent to Viet Nam. He enjoyed the Army life, but after receiving a severe injury in combat, his career came to an abrupt end. He was Honorably Discharged on February 24, 1967 and sent to Fitz Simmons Hospital in Colorado to recover. He later joined his brother Roy Loe and made Drexel, Missouri his home. Rick enjoyed spending time at the VFW, especially playing bingo. He enjoyed his John Wayne westerns and making children smile with gifts of candy or quarters.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Marie Johnson and Marjorie McDoughal. Rick is survived by his brother Roy Loe and wife Linda of Drexel, MO., nephew Roy “Rusty” Loe and family of Drexel, niece Shellie Wisdom and family of Amoret, MO., a half-sister, Crystal Martell and family of Sidney, Montana, as well as many other nieces and nephews.