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Gust, Rickie Lynn

Gust, Rickie Lynn

June 25, 1956 — May 20, 2022

Rickie Lynn Gust, 65, of Claycomo, MO, was called home to his Lord and Savior on May 20, 2022. He passed away at St. Luke's Plaza Hospital with Janell, his wife of 45 years at his side.

Rickie was born June 25, 1956, in Bottineau, ND, the son of Raymond and Violet (Kuebler) Gust. In his early working years, Rickie worked in oil fields of North Dakota and Montana. He then began his career in the tree service and stump grinding business, establishing Rick's Tree Service in North Dakota and ultimately moving permanently to the Kansas City area. For the past 13 years he owned and operated God Winks Stump Grinding.

Rickie's passions included "God Winks", nature, sunsets, hunting, fishing, deep-sea fishing, and he enjoyed 15 years of lake life, the past six in the Lakeview Heights neighborhood near Lincoln, MO. At the lake, Rickie was an active member of Waypoint Ministries at Warsaw and the Fraternal Order of Eagles at Lakeview Heights.

Along with his parents, Rickie was preceded in death by his daughter, Amber LeAnn Gust; brother, Roger Gust; sister-in-law, Ruth Gust; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Marvel and Irene Zahn; sister-in-law, Jerilyn Zahn; and great nephew, Boston Glueckert.

Along with wife Janell, Rickie leaves five children, Calsey Gust (Tanya), Andralie Davison (John), Chauncey Gust, Courtney Gust (Ashley Hoff) and Autumn Hollister (Brian); 11 grandchildren, Blake, Taylor, Olivia and Max Davison, Amber Hayden Gust, Sophia and Elliana Gust, Hunter, Kadence, Paisley and Dylan Hollister, and a 12th grandchild due in October. Rickie also leaves three siblings, Ronald Gust, Rodney Gust (Corrine) and Carol Gust; sister-in-law, Brenda "Penny" Gust; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Teri Zahn, Susan O'Neil, Daniel Zahn (Donata) and Bruce Zahn (Christy); as well as many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Visitation will begin at 4:30 pm, followed by a service celebrating Rickie's life at 6:30 pm, on Thursday, May 26, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Waypoint Ministries, 1827 East Main Street, Warsaw, MO 65355.

You may share a message with the family or sign an online guest book via www.parklawnfunerals.com. Arrangements: Park Lawn Northland Chapel (816) 781-8228.

Service Information

Visitation will begin at 4:30 pm, followed by a service celebrating Rickie’s life at 6:30 pm, on Thursday, May 26, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty, MO.

Gust, Rickie Lynn's Guestbook

Sending our condolences from NC, where we met Rickie through "God Winks". His whole face would light up when he spoke of his family back home. I am so sorry for your loss. I think Rickie truly made the world a better place and I felt privileged to have crossed paths with him.

Melanie Ellis

Our deepest sympathies to the Gust family. Ricky was a true friend.

Cliff and Ruby Mehrer

Sorry to hear about Rick. We enjoyed hearing his stories about the outdoors. Sorry about your loss. We have you in your thoughts and prayers.

DEBBY, Lyssa, and Tiffanie Zimbelman

What a sad and terrible loss for all. All of our worlds just got a little quieter. May your years of memories bring you some comfort at this time.

Bonnie Dehnke

Our deepest sympathies to you Janelle and your family. Very fond memories of Rick and his love of hunting. Mom is in the Baptiste Assisted Living Home in Bismarck and offers her sympathies as well. Much Love and God Bless.β€πŸ™πŸ™

Rick and Merry Feldman and family/ Joan Hanson

Janell, I'm so sorry to hear of Rickie's passing. The Biggs family extends our deepest condolences. I only knew Rickie for a short time, but as bird dog guys do, we quickly discovered how much we had in common. I hope Heaven looks a little like North Dakota. With deepest sympathies for a good Man, Todd, Lita, Patrick, Violet, Joey, and Mac Biggs.

Todd Biggs

So sorry for your loss, Janell and family. We will all have our memories over the years and those in time will help you and the family. Our prays are with you all.

Sandy and George Jones

Our deepest sympathy. Rick was nice person full of life. What a smile and laugh. He will be missed by many. Barb

Mike and barb davis

Thoughts and prayers to Rickie’s family . Sending hugs and prayers

Greg and Julie Erdmann

Janelle and families, So sorry for your loss of Rick, father and grandfather. He fought a battle, is resting now and pain free. Cherish his memories of 45 yrs plus and they will bring you comfort. May God Bless you and keep you and give you inner strength and peace during this time of sorrow. ✝️ πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’™

Anita Moyer

Janell and family, You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Lakeview Heights feels your loss.

Dee Solberg

So very sorry 😒 for your loss. Still can’t hardly believe it, so sad. I already have previous engagement or I would be there at the funeral. So sorry I will miss Rickies celebration of life. Thoughts and prayers are with you all. β™₯️

Sharon Murry

Rick I so much appreciated your friendship through the years. You are missed here by many already and I’m sure will be for many years to come. Until we meet again my friend. Be Blessed.

Wayne Hall

So sorry about Ricks passing . May God hold him tightly in his arms for eternity

Dan Belcourt

So sorry for your loss. We are thinking of the family during this difficult time.

Ed & Charlotte Zahn

My deepest sympathy and prayers are sent to Janell and family. May God bring you the peace that passes all understanding during this difficult time.

Peggy Pickering

So sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort and healing to you and the family

Joey & Liz Mondrik

So hard to write what Rick meant to me! He was a great fishing and hunting partner for over 30 years. His love of the outdoors was infectious and I will cherish the memories forever. Truly one of a kind and he will be truly missed by many! Tight lines until we meet again my dear friend. Prayers to Janell and your family.

Curt Buesking

May you Rip Rick.Prayers for Janelle and children.

Mike and Lynn Hopkins

I am so sorry for your loss. I hope that you are surrounded by much love. Remembering your memories with Rickie in time will bring you joy. In Warmth Karen and Family

Karen Haslinger (Klassen)

Our sympathies to the Gust family! He was such a wonderful happy guy. He could make you laugh and we will really miss him at the Gust reunions. Funny story about Rickie. The Polsfut family decided to go to the Catholic Church, Garrison, ND for supper at their annual dinner about 4 yrs ago. We were all sitting down starting to eat and in walks a red shirted guy and heads to the bathroom. Dale Gust jumps up and follows him and stands at the bathroom door. He was positive it was Rickie. And it was! so we invited him to eat with us. It is such a small world, we had a great time. What chance would there be for us to be in be in ND at the same time and being in the same place. God Bless as this is such a sad time.

JoAnn Gust

So sorry for your family's loss No words can ease the pain that each and everyone of you are feeling at this very difficult time. Sorry that I am unable able to be there but my heart and prayers go out to each and everyone of you. Love you all.

Denise Sebastian

Gene grew up with Rickie and his siblings as they were cousins.We will both miss seeing Rick he's post of places he worked.

Gene and Ethel Cornog

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