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OBIT: Rick L Kingery

In the heart of Mason City, a legend faded, leaving behind memories that echo through the streets. Rickey Lynn "Rick" Kingery, took his final bow on Sunday afternoon, 2/4/2024. A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.

In the heart of Mason City, a legend faded, leaving behind memories that echo through the streets. Rickey Lynn “Rick” Kingery, took his final bow on Sunday afternoon, 2/4/2024.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a future date.

“Please allow me to introduce myself…” Rick was born in Mason City on April 9, 1961, and was destined to be an icon. The son of Frank Herrera and Avis Maxine (Kingery) Angel, he spent his early days at Mason City High School; graduating and continuing on to Central College in Pella. Whether he was rocking the rails with Union Pacific or riffing in the corporate world with Curries, Cargill, and Eaton, he approached everything with gusto. Rick’s Pub was a haven, sharing evenings with friends and neighbors.

A man of conviction, Rick stood firm in his beliefs, much like a “Street Fighting Man” of old. His presence left an indelible mark on those who knew him. ”You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need.” And in Rick’s case, what we needed was a rock-solid dad and grandpa, a steadfast friend, and a soul who brought happiness to our lives.

In Rick’s life, family played the starring role. His marriage to Sherry Guerttman was the bassline of his existence, and together they raised two children: Adam and Amanda. Though the melody of their relationship may have changed over time, the harmony of their friendship remained unwavering.

Rick’s heart beat to the rhythm of his family’s laughter. He shared tales of his grandchildren’s feats and triumphs with all who would listen. He wasn’t bragging, he was just sharing. With each story, his eyes gleamed bigger with pride.

Rest easy, Rick, “Time waits for no one,” May your journey into the great beyond be as legendary as the life you lived.

Sharing in the journey are his children, Adam (Ashley) Kingery of Mason City and Amanda (Charlie) Ostlund of Robbinsdale, MN; grandchildren, Oliver, Amelia and Isabel; mother, Avis M. Angell; siblings, Dennis (Mary) Kingery, Becky (John) Erdman and Allan (Barb) Kingery; ex-wife, Sherry (Brad) Jones; her children, Hannah and Cole Jones; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Greeting him in the great beyond are his grandparents and his father, Frank.
“Catch your dreams before they slip away…”

In lieu of flowers, cards and gifts, the family suggests memorials be directed to Mayo Clinic.

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