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Rick Wiesehan

Richard D. “Rick” Wiesehan, 59, of Fountain City, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 21, 2014 in Richmond, surrounded by his family and friends.
   He was born on October 4, 1954 in Richmond to Richard O. “Dick” and Anna May Brown Wiesehan, both of whom preceded him in death.
   Rick was a 1972 graduate of Richmond High School. He completed training at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy in 1978 and completed studies at Northern Virginia Community College and IU East. He served on the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department from 1976 until his retirement in 2012. He also worked 10 years at Sears in Richmond. Rick loved his dogs, Sidda and Sadie, and enjoyed hanging out at Bill Bailey’s garage.
   Rick will be missed by his wife, the former Terry Hawkins, to whom he was married on May 20, 1978; his son, Todd Wiesehan; special aunt, Norma Brown; grandfather, Dale Brown; special cousins, Cheryl (Don) Pierce, Tammy (Cary) Creech and Kathy Brown; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Delores and Dick Hawkins; and his Wayne County Sheriff’s Department family.
   A special “Thank You” is extended to Sheriff Jeff Cappa for his unwavering support of Rick and his family.
   Mark Wesler will conduct a funeral ceremony at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 26, in the Fountain City Wesleyan Church, 5600 US 27 North, Richmond.
   Family & friends may gather for visitation from 4-8 pm on Monday, August 25, at the church.
   Memorial contributions may be given to the IU East Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment, 2325 Chester Boulevard, Richmond, IN 47374.

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It was sad to hear about your loss. When a student about 20 years ago, you used to talk a little about your family, so the news about your husband seemed personal. He undoubtedly left you with many good memories of life and times together.

Gary Cobine Aug 28 2014 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Rick, I loved talking to him and working with him at Sears!  He told me great stories of his "road trips" to pick up "patrons" of the criminal justice system across the country.

John Stacy Aug 28 2014 12:00 AM

Dick and I are so sorry to hear of Rick's passing.  Our prayers are with you for comfort during this very difficult time.  God Bless!

Dick and Jackie Webb Aug 27 2014 12:00 AM

I am sorry to hear of Rick's passing. He was dedicated to his family and his work. I worked with him at Sears and he was very intuitive when something was wrong. He will be missed by everyone he has touched.
He is no longer suffering but watching you all from above and smiing thinking of what a wonderful life he truly had. God bless his family and friends.

Frances Mundhenk Aug 26 2014 12:00 AM

I had the privilege to work with Rick on the sheriff's department for many years; some working the same shift on the road.  (Although I date way back to when Rick was working with the Explorer Unit.)  Rick was the model of community policing.  He cared about the officers he worked with and the citizens he worked for.  Rest in peace...you deserve it....job well done!

Connie and Carl Siders Aug 25 2014 12:00 AM

Terry, Todd, Dee and Dick, all of you are in my prayers during this difficult time.  The peace is in knowing he no longer suffers and you will see him again.  Rick was always friendly and had a smile when I would see him at Church.  Blessings.  Jean

Jean Pugh Aug 25 2014 12:00 AM

Dear Terry and Todd-

May the special memories you have be a comfort to you during this difficult time. May God bless you both and give you peace. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers. (((Hugs))) The Coffman Family

Kelly Coffman Aug 25 2014 12:00 AM

Terry, we know Rick is in a great place watching over you! YOU have your IU family there anytime you need us. What can we do?

Cindy Felsten Aug 25 2014 12:00 AM

Terry, I am so sorry for your loss.

Tim Perrin Aug 25 2014 12:00 AM

Terry & Todd I am so deeply sorry for your loss!!! I've missed giving Rick his back rubs & back scratches!!! He was one wonderful man!!! I truly enjoyed working with him at Sears!!!!

Libby Brim Aug 24 2014 12:00 AM

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