Ricky J. “Rick” Ogden, age 62 years of Great Bend, Kan., passed away peacefully at his home on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Rick was born on June 26, 1958 at Great Bend to Richard Eugene Sr. and Verna (Wiggs) Ogden. He grew up in Ellinwood, Kan. and later moved to Great Bend. He was then united in marriage to Iris A. Blank on Aug. 4, 1984 at Holyrood, Kan. A lifetime resident of Great Bend, Rick worked as a Truck Driver most of his life. having worked for Venture Corporation in Great Bend for 19 years. Following came Stone Sand & Gravel in Great Bend, Bob’s Oilfield Service in Ellinwood, lastly working for Chism’s Trash Service in Great Bend. Rick’ most fun work was being a Pit Crew member (with his closest friends, who preferred to call him “Jaws”) at Circle Track Races around Kansas. Rick loved collecting Hot Wheels cars, NASCAR, and spending time with family and friends, but enjoyed the most spending time with the grandkids.
Survivors include his wife, Iris A. Ogden of Great Bend, Kan.; two daughters, Jennifer Ogden and Sarah Ogden (and significant other Ken Grabast), all of Great Bend, Kan.; eight grandchildren, Kaden Fowler, Preston Fowler, Corbin Fowler, Raya Ogden, Ryker Ogden, CharlieAnn Grabast, Alex Grabast, and Alyvia Grabast; one brother, Richard Ogden of Ellinwood, Kan.; one sister LaDonna Vu of Galveston, Texas; one step-brother Joe (and wife Ruth) Dunnaway of Great Bend, Kan.; and two step-sisters, Brenda (and husband Ronald) Hayes of Great Bend, Kan. and Lynn (and husband Sean) White of Fort Mohave, Ariz.; several nieces and nephews. Rick was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father Gene Dunnaway; his step-mother Ruth Odgen; one brother Lonnie Ogden; and one step-brother Charles “Tom” Dunnaway.
Cremation has been chosen. Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 at the First Southern Baptist Church, 3301 19th Street, Great Bend, Kan. with Pastor Tim Singleton officiating. Memorial Donations may be directed to the Ricky J. Ogden Funeral Expense Fund. Online condolences may be left for the family and a full obituary notice may be viewed at http://www.chartergreatbend.com.
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Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Sept. 23, 2020