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Frederick “Rick” Pflibsen: 1963-2017

Frederick W. Rick Pflibsen
Frederick W. Rick Pflibsen

CEDAR RAPIDS — Frederick W. “Rick” Pflibsen, 54, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and formerly of Streator, passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Streator. Rev. Father Raymond Guthrie will officiate. Visitation will be 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator. Burial will be in St. Anthony Cemetery, Streator. Family members will serve as pallbearers.

Born Feb. 23, 1963, in Ottawa, he was the son of Eugene and Shirley (Amos) Pflibsen. 

He is survived by his mother, Shirley Thomas, of Streator; sisters, Peggy (Randy) Witte, of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Kathy Meis, of Urbana; brothers, Dick Pflibsen, of Streator, and David Pflibsen, of Streator; a stepsister, Sally (Rick) Renner, of Mackinaw; stepbrothers, Jack (Janice) Thomas, of Streator, and Gary (Sandy) Thomas, of Wenona; numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Pflibsen; a brother, Tom Pflibsen; his stepfather, Jack Thomas; maternal grandparents, Bruce and Laurine Amos; and paternal grandparents, Fred and Margaret Pflibsen.
He was raised in Streator and attended local grade schools and graduated from Streator High School, Class of 1981. He also attended Wichita Automotive and Electrical Institute.
He worked for several years repairing cash registers and later started working at the Cedar Rapids Elks Club, where he served in various capacities. He was currently working at the Cedar Rapids Elks Club as well as the Marriott Hotel in Cedar Rapids.
Known to his family and close friends as “Too Tall,” Rick loved sports of all kinds and especially NASCAR. He was also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. He will be dearly missed by his loving family and friends.
Memorials may be directed to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be left for the family at solontelford.com.
 
Solon-Telford Funeral Home
301 S. Park St., Streator, IL 61364
815-672-2320  solontelford.com

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