Missing him already

We didn't need KU to tell us he was a Hall-of-Famer, but it made us all the more proud!

Rudy’s Grandpa Dick crossed his final finish line this morning.  Trish made it to Kansas and was able to be at his side with her mother and brothers.  I know that she will want to write more when things settle down so a longer post will be forthcoming.  We love you, Grandpa Dick!

28 thoughts on “Missing him already

  1. Our prayers of peace and comfort are with your family! Grandpa Dick will be missed by family and friends, but he is praising our Lord in heaven!

  2. What a witness and testimony to us all…a great dad surrounded by his family, loving him on to glory! My sympathy and prayers to you all.

  3. I’m sending you my condolences at the time of grief, but thankful that Trish was there. I’m thankful for the faithfulness of her father. May the whole family have the peace of God that passes all understanding at this time.

  4. Sending our prayers and love to the Geylings and Wilsons. Thankful that Trish got to be there.

  5. Hey Friends,

    We’re sorry for your loss but know God’s promises for him and you are true. May God’s comfort be very real for you now and in the days to come.

    Blessings, The Zovaks

  6. So glad you could be with your dad, Trish! What a sacred time to be with your family… an irreplaceable gift… how precious.

  7. Oh Trish, I’m so sorry, but so grateful you were able to be there to usher him with your sweet voice and loving soul into our Father’s arms. God’s consolation with you and your family. Love you!

  8. Dear Trish. What a privledge it is to be there as he entered our heavenly kingdom. I am so thank you were able to be at his side. I am thankful to have met him last year. What a special heritage you have! Bless you!

  9. Dear Friends. I am so sorry to hear about Dick’s passing today. I held his hand last Sunday as he and I teared up when I found out that there wasn’t anything that could be done. He and your Mom are such sweet people . I have been thinking about you Trish all week. How hard this has been on you to be so far away, to care for Rudy who requires 24/7 special needs, 3 other active children, a husband and the work that you do in CA. I have prayed many times for you. Ruby was blessed to be born to your family as not everyone would handle everything with such grace and peace. You amaze me. But then as I have gotten to know your Dad the last years at First Baptist, it shouldn’t. You seem a lot like him even though I have only met you once at FBC, I feel like I know you through Rudy’s life. He has inspired so many and hopefully brought some to know the Lord through you all. I am leaving for Ariz. tomorrow AM and won’t be back until late Wednesday night and will probably miss the funeral but I wish I could be there and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

  10. God bless you, Trish and your Dad’s beautiful soul! What a blessing that you were able to be with him when he went to Jesus. God is faithful!! Sending prayers to you and your family, love, Jane and Joe

  11. Blessings to you, dear friend, at this difficult time. Praying for all of you. So glad you could be with your dad and family in his final moments.

  12. Trish,

    I am so thankful that our prayers were answered and that you were able to get there to be with your sweet Dad before he went to his heavenly home. Let your family know they are being prayed for by so many…

    Love you, dear friend,

    Lisa

  13. What joy must have flooded his heart to see you one last time, this side of heaven…all my love to you Trish. We will be praying for all of you

  14. Trish and family,
    Our prayers are with you and your family. I can still see your dad mowing the lawn and keeping it so beautiful at your old home in Indy on Teel Way. May your wonderful memories of your dad bring you comfort during this most difficult time.
    Please tell you mom that my prayers are with her too. I know, too well, how difficult this time is.
    Blessings,
    Sarah Getts, Jody Walker

  15. So sorry for your loss. We are so glad that Trish got the chance to say goodbye. Love and prayers for you and all of your family.
    Love,
    The Bertelsens

  16. We will surely miss your dad, he and your mother are the closest thing we have to family here in Kansas…What mentors they both have been to us in so so many ways. Know that we will be here for your mother in any way we can, she is a very special lady to both of us..Love, Elaine and Ted

  17. You all are in our prayers….your Dad ran the good race well.
    How precious to know that the Lord was at the finish line to give him
    refreshment and rest. Your family is an awesome example to us all.

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