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Rick Courcier

Pleasant Hill

Rick Courcier, 37, passed away of cancer Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. He was born January 14, 1983, to Jim and Connie (Sullivan) Courcier of Osceola at Iowa Methodist Hospital in Des Moines.

As a 2001 graduate of Clarke Community School in Osceola, he enjoyed school, was active in sports and loved baseball. He worked part-time summers for Osceola Parks and Recreation with his forever friend Cooper, whose visits the last months of his life meant a lot.

He graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2005 and spent the next 15 years with the City of Pleasant Hill, Iowa Parks and Recreation Department. He enjoyed his job and was dedicated to the very end. Words can’t express the appreciation of Russell, Heath, Ben, Madeline and other fellow city employees for their visits and all their help and support.

Many of Rick’s fun memories include traveling and adventures with Jeremy and Kelli, the Stalefart Fantasy Football guys, Ryan and friends’ Minnesota fishing trips, the Messer family along with the Lions Club and the yearly Thanksgiving trip to see cousin Mike and family for their “duking it out” over the Iowa/Nebraska football game.

The last three years were the best memories yet, spending time and traveling with Jami Lynn. She lovingly and constantly cared for Rick over the past eight months and revolved her life around his.

His niece and nephew will always have memories of backyard soccer and baseball games, Rick attending their activities and his close connection with the Easter Bunny.

Surviving Rick are his friends and family: parents Jim and Connie; Jami Lynn Narber; Cory (Tracie) and their kids Megyn and Ryan of Norwalk; uncles Gerald (Lin) Norcross of Carmi, Illinois; Gary (Denise) Sullivan of Atlantic; grandmother Phyllis Sullivan of Osceola; great aunts Eva Warford of Kansas City, Missouri, Georgia Frank of Griswold; cousins and many friends. 

Preceding in death are his grandparents Everett and Ruby Courcier, Gerald Sullivan, aunt and uncle Joyce and Bob Alexander. 

Rick with his witty one liners and quick comebacks will be greatly missed.

Please join family and friends for an open memorial “Remembering Rick” at the Doanes Park Youth Center, 5050 Doanes Park Road, Pleasant Hill, IA 50327, Saturday September 19, 2020 from 1-5pm.

Memorial donations will go to the Pleasant Hill Lions Club Fishing Derby c/o Steve and Sharon Messer at 1438 SE 78th Street, Runnells, IA 50237. 

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