In Memory of Rickey D. Stage

July 2, 1952 - April 3, 2024

Richard Dale Stage (Rickey), of Luck, WI entered into Eternal Life on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, at the age of 71, surrounded by his family.

Richard was born to Gordon and Patricia Stage in Springfield, MN on July 2, 1952. He graduated from Shakopee High School in 1970. Richard served in the Army Reserves from 1972 through 1978. On October 3, 1970, Richard married Darlene and was blessed with 6 children.

Richard was a dedicated and skilled worker in several professions. Most notable in printing, construction/roofing/remodeling, cabinetry, and music. The creativity in Richard’s talents has gifted his loved ones with many physical pieces of wood craftmanship, always made with love for each person. And the years of musical passion will be remembered in the hearts and minds of his family and friends with all the good times they’ve shared with him. His voice, laughter, strong hugs and kindness are some of his most enduring characteristics.

Richard was a man of integrity and was proud of his achievements in music; playing drums, guitar, keyboard, harmonica, singing, writing songs, recording and having been in several bands: Tak, Cactus Wine, Eureka Gold, Phlasa and 50/50. Richard enjoyed motorcycle rides, horseback riding, camping, fishing, model trains, campfires, cribbage, old TV shows and movies, sitting on the porch watching wildlife, church involvement (including a Methodist Church mission trip to Africa) and spending time with his family and friends.

Richard is survived by his wife Darlene; children, Pamela Stage (Danny Isensee), Julie Ann Lehrke (Josh), Tina Walker, Tari Stage (Rob Pate), Ben Stage (Allison) and Sarina Mendiola (Jeremy); (13 grandchildren) Serendipity, Cavishaw, Abel, Mason, Emilie, Dominick, William, Jaxsin, Elliot, Richard, Carlos, Marcelino and Isaiah; (1 great grandchild) Marina; siblings, Kathy Linnell (Allen), Jeffery Stage (Joni), Kelly Stage (Robin), Susan Laqua; aunts, Audrey Stage, Lenora Hickey, Corrine Hammerschmidt and many other relatives.

Richard is now reunited in Heaven with his parents Gordon and Patricia Stage; brother Gary Stage; brother-in-law Tom Laqua and other beloved family and friends.

The Memorial Service will be held at 12 pm on Saturday, May 4, 2024, at Prairieview Covenant Church, 1396 210th Ave, New Richmond, WI 54017, with visitation beginning two hours prior at 10 am. Following the Memorial Service there will be a Military Honor Guard Ceremony and lunch.

Condolences can be left at Prairieview Covenant Church.

Last Update: Apr 09, 2024 12:35 pm CDT

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