|Birth: ||May 21, 1946|
La Porte County
|Death: ||Mar. 31, 2013|
Richard A. Shimkus, 66, of Hartford City, passed away on Easter Evening, Sunday, March 31, 2013 in IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.
Richard was born May 21, 1946 in LaPorte, Indiana to the late Margaret Shimkus and was raised by his grandma. After high school he went into the Navy where he served his country during Vietnam and learned his cooking skills. He worked as a chef at RCA in Marion where he met Hazel Doublin Peer and for 20 years they were best friends, companions, and life partners. They saved each others lives many times.
He had many friends and Hazels' kids, grandkids, family friends who loved him and will miss dearly. Hazel was by his side earlier on Easter to hear him tell her he loved her. Rick was a good computer gamer, he loved Hazel's dogs and entertaining his friends and family. He loved to cook and feed you his wonderful menus. He will be missed by many.
Rick is survived by a step-brother, John Stuttle; step-sister, Loretta Shook; and step-brother, Edward Shook; his only child, daughter, Melissa Fazli (Naveed); and three grandsons, Arman, Rizvan, and Shayan, all of Yorba Linda, California.
A funeral service to celebrate Richard's life will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2013, in Garden View Funeral Home, 10501 N. State Road 3, Muncie, Indiana. Cremation will follow services.
Friends and family may gather to share and remember from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday in Garden View Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be given to aid in funeral expenses in care of Hazel Peer with envelopes provided at the funeral home.
Created by: LAH
Record added: Apr 04, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 107788465
Added: Apr. 20, 2013