Richard “Rick” Fordice, 71, of Letts, passed away on Monday, September 19, 2022, at his home. Services will be held at a later date.
Rick was born on July 29, 1951, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of James and Beulah Hampton Fordice. He married the love of his life, Bonnie Church on July 29, 1983 in Muscatine.
He served our nation in the army during Vietnam. After returning home, he worked as an airplane mechanic, and in many other trades. Later planting his roots in Muscatine, working for GPC for 25 years as an electrician. Rick was an avid reader, and his love for animals even led him to rescue many cats from GPC over the years. He loved his pet dogs and goats.
Those left to cherish Rick’s memory include his wife, Bonnie; children Dawnyell (Brian) Mosteller, and Brandy Hahn; grandchildren Caleb (Gabby) Jones, Jacob (Cheyenne) Jones, Joshua (Sierra) Jones, Bryan Lathrop, Alexander Mosteller, Benton Jones, Jordan Jones, Sarah Jones, Josiah Jones, Kirstin (Romeo) Quintero, William Harbert, and Joslynn (Matthew) Hahn; great-grandchildren Jayden, Skylar, Vincente, Andreas, Hayden and Ryker; siblings Jim Fordice, Joyce Stigers, Nonie Crumly, Deb Hampton, Bill Fordice, and Dennis Fordice; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Sheryl Scofield.