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The Runge Mortuary & Crematory

838 East Kimberly Road, Davenport, IA

OBITUARY

Joseph Ray Hicks

April 3, 1991November 7, 2019
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Joseph Ray Hicks, 28, of Des Moines, previously of Iowa City, passed away in a tragic accident on Thursday, November 7, 2019 in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at 12:30pm at The Runge Mortuary and Crematory. Visitation will be Sunday from 10am until the service at 12:30PM. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Camp Courageous of Iowa. Online condolences may be left at www.rungemortuary.com.

Joseph was born April 3, 1991 in Davenport, the loving son of Jeffery and Janet (Ceryanec) Hicks. He enjoyed movies, family, walks outside, Community Alone Time, fishing and frogging and was always out by the family lake. Joe was a big guy with a huge personality.

Those left to honor his memory include his parents, Jeffery and Janet, brother, Jake (Ayla) Hicks, Bunkerhill, IL; grandparents, Donna and Ray Hicks and Bobbi Ceryanec; nephews, Morgen and Zane Hicks of Bunkerhill, IL; aunts and uncles: Vickie Hicks, Peggy (Jeff) Patch, Joe (LaNae) Ceryanec and many beloved cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Joseph Matthew Ceryanec.

The family would like thank the staff from NCI for the many years of service and the staff at Community Network in Des Moines.

  • FAMILY

  • Jeffery Hicks, Father
  • Janet Hicks, Mother
  • Jake (Ayla) Hicks, Brother
  • Morgen Hicks, Nephew
  • Zane Hicks, Nephew
  • Donna Hicks, Grandmother
  • Ray Hicks, Grandfather
  • Bobbi Ceryanec, Grandmother
  • Joseph Matthew Ceryanec, Grandfather (deceased)
  • Also surviving are aunts and uncles: Vickie Hicks, Peggy (Jeff) Patch, Joe (LaNae) Ceryanec and many beloved cousins.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Megan Ceryanec, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Michael Ceryanec, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Matthew Ceryanec, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Megan Patch, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jordan Patch, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Allison Patch, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, November 10, 2019
  • Funeral Services Sunday, November 10, 2019

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Jerry Hora

November 10, 2019

I worked with Joe when he was a student at City High in Iowa City. Joe truly enjoyed his time at City High and was a fixture at the Coffee Cart. Joe was very popular with the students and staff at City High, especially the girls!!

I'm sorry to hear of his death. Such a tragedy!! I'm sorry for your loss.

Gary Laake

November 9, 2019

TO Janet (and Family)
My sympathies to you and your family on the passing of your son.
No parent should have to endure the loss of a child. I hope you can take comfort in all of the memories and good times you shared. Please know I am thinking of you during this time of sadness.

God Bless You
Gary Laake

Dion Bahr

November 9, 2019

You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Our deepest condolences and sincere sympathy.

The Hub City Chapter will be donating to Camp Courageous of Iowa
IWFFIW

Jeff Behrmann

November 9, 2019

Beth and I are saddened by your loss. Prayers for you and yours. Till we meet you again on the other side.

Ray & Heidi Harrod

November 9, 2019

Janet & Jeff,
Heidi and I are so saddened to hear of Joe’s passing. Wish we could make it there to be with you all. Please know that you and your whole family are in our prayers.
If you need anything, please let us know. Again, we are so sorry...love you guys.

Ray & Heidi Harrod
River City IWMC

Bob & Denise Beener

November 9, 2019

Wrapping you all in our prayers. Our hearts ache for you at this difficult time. Wishing you peace at heart in the days ahead with your precious memories.

Jennifer Omvig

November 8, 2019

I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of Joseph. I, along with a group of friends, were at Papa Keno’s last night and spoke with him right around 7pm with just an exchange of how are you’s? I feel I was meant to be in that place at that exact time. I’m hoping you find even the smallest amount of peace in the challenging days ahead. Sending hugs from Des Moines.

Terra Allen

November 8, 2019

Janet Jeff and family,
May memories comfort you in times of sorrow. My heart is broken for all of you.

Much love to you all

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