Rickey Frank Pisk, 60, passed away April 21, 2011 at the Billings Hospital after a 3 month valiant fight with leukemia. Rickey was the oldest son, born on July 18, 1950, to Frank and Darlane Kuehn Pisk. He attended Terry Schools, graduating in 1968. Ric enlisted in the Army and was stationed in Germany. After serving his country, he returned to Montana. He attended college in Wahpeton, Miles City and Billings where he earned his air conditioning and refrigeration degree. Following college, Ric was employed by the United States Postal Service in Glendive, MT beginning in 1981 until his retirement in 2008.
The greatest joy in his life was the birth of his son Fabian in 1984. He was so proud of his son throughout his life and loved to watch him play baseball, basketball and football. Ric enjoyed playing his guitar, fishing, hunting, camping, watching sports on TV, philosophical conversations and tinkering. He lived in Glendive, Terry, and most recently in Billings.
Ric is survived by his son Fabian of Billings and their little buddy Braeden, his mother Darlane Pisk of Terry, daughter Justine Laumeyer, her husband Carl, and their son Walker of Nashua, MT. Other survivors included two brothers Randy (Cindy) Pisk of Fort Peck and their sons Shaun (Amber) and Corey and a brother Ron Pisk of Terry and his children Trina (Jason) Pisk-Hall and Travis, his sister Jaynee (Dale) Hellman of Terry and their daughters; Heidi (Bryan) Defoe and boys Mason, Tanner, Hayden and Dawson; Misti (Dyke) Boese and their children Logan, Leksie, and Laken; Wendi (Matt) Michaelson and their children Noah and Oakley; his dear friend and cousin, Daryl and Bonnie Jerke and his Uncle Pete and Ella Mae and their family of Kalispell. Also surviving him are numerous other uncles, aunts, and cousins. Family members that preceded Ric in death were his father Frank Fabian Pisk in 1995 and his brother Shane Pisk in 1991, his grandparents Joseph and Katie Pisk, and Gotthilf and Lydia Kuehn.
Burial was at the Prairie County Cemetery with a family graveside service on June 11, 2011.
Published June 15, 2011