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Richard "Rick" Pettibone

Obituary for Richard "Rick" Pettibone

September 13, 1957 - August 28, 2016
Rio, Wisconsin | Age 58


Richard G. "Rick" Pettibone, 58 years old, of Rio, passed away on Sunday, August 28, 2016 at Agrace Hospice Care in Madison, with his family by his side.

A Celebration of Rick's Life "Rick's Remembrance Revelry" will be held on Thursday, September 1st from 5:00 – 7:30 at Kestrel Ridge Golf Club, 900 Avalon Road, Columbus, WI.

Richard Gerard Pettibone was born on September 13, 1957 to Richard Gordon and Theresa (Farinella) Pettibone in Evergreen Park, IL. He was a 1979 graduate of U.W. Whitewater. Rick was united in marriage to Lynell R. Van Der Veen on February 14, 1985 in Portage, WI. Rick was an energy consultant for his company, Energy Management Consulting, LLC.

Rick was a former member of the Planning Commission for Hampden Township. He loved to work on vintage cars, and he enjoyed spending time at his lake house at Lake Camelot. Rick had a love of music. He also loved his tractor, 4 wheelers, and boats.

Rick is survived by: his wife Lynell of Rio; his daughter Amy (John) Beattie of Prairie du Sac; his grandchildren Paige and Samuel; his sisters Jill (John DeSalme) Pettibone of Falls Church, VA and Jody Pettibone of Alexandria, VA; as well as other relatives and friends.

Rick is preceded in death by his parents and his grandson Nicholas Beattie.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Leukemia and Lymphoma Society,

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Group Health Cooperative case manager Nancy Hoenish, R.N., as well as Dr. Walter Longo and nurses Beth and Dawn at the U.W. Carbone Hospital/Clinic Cancer Center.

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