OBITUARY

Ricky Allen VanLue

May 7, 1958May 4, 2019
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Ricky (Rick) Allen VanLue passed away on May 4, 2019 after a tough battle with cancer. Rick was born in South Bend, Indiana to Warren and Betty (Smith) Van Lue. He moved to Wolf Lake at a young age and attended Oakridge Schools. On August 7, 1982, he married his best friend, Teresa Foltynewicz, and they raised 5 kids together in Muskegon. Rick worked at Eagle Alloy for about 20 years, and retired from TGW after 20 years. Rick was a very loving and devoted husband and father. He coached his kids' little league baseball teams and never missed a game or concert. That devotion continued into the lives of his grandchildren as well. Rick loved sports. He loved playing, watching, and attending games. Sundays were always spent with family and friends watching the Lion's game, and if there was a Tiger's game on, you just knew he was watching. His love for sports was only trumped by his love and obligation to his family. He set an example to many of what a man and father represents.

Rick will be deeply missed by his wife, Teresa. His children, Jeff, James, Kelli, Ricki, and Hunter. His Grandchildren, Trinity, Kamry, and Korey. Chris (Crystal) Bailard, Ashley (Dean) Tennison, Jodi Heck, and Jordan Bailard. His brothers, Gary and Dale, and sisters, Candice and Cheryl. Brothers in law, Steve Foltynewicz, Leo (Deb) Foltynewicz, John Foltynewicz. Sisters in law, Linda (Jim) Lewis, Sue Taylor, Pat (Kurt) Linderman, Cathy (Randy) Brenny, and Linda (Kevan) Sower. As well as many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other lives he has touched along the way.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Kathy Sharp, and twin grandbabies, Derick and Destiny.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 1pm at Ever Rest Funeral Home and Chapel. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 8, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm and one hour prior to service, Thursday, May 9. Memorial Contributions may be made to the family to assist with expenses.

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  • Vistation Wednesday, May 8, 2019
  • Vistation Thursday, May 9, 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, May 9, 2019

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Suzan Cook

May 9, 2019

A man can be measured by the amount of love and respect he is given by those who surround him. Rick Van Lue’s life shows what a truly wonderful man he was. His wife and children are so very special: a reflection of the loving, hardworking, one of a kind “awesome sauce” fellow. Rick you were a devoted, kind, caring husband and father. You will be deeply missed. Our family will always hold you in the highest esteem. I am sorry for the loss but grateful for all the blessings you have shared with all who have had the privilege of knowing you. May we meet again at heavens’ gate.

Julie Lewis

May 8, 2019

I am so sad to hear of Ricks passing. Had a lot of great times with Rick and Teresa...whenever l would just stop by unannounced...Rick and Teresa would always make me feel welcome and invite me for dinner many times. I will always remember him and how nice he was to me. Even though he was a man of few words he would always indulge me with conversation. Even though l didnt see him much here in our older years..l will always have very fond memories of him.❤

Pat Linderman

May 6, 2019

I'm so sorry! Rick was one of a kind ! His family was his world and the world is sadder at his passing. Hugs and prayers loveyameanit

Leo & Deb Foltynewicz

May 6, 2019

Oh what a wonderful man you were!
Didn’t anyone want to mess with your family. Your family was everything to you. No deeper love could there have been.
You will certainly be missed! But never ever forgotten. You don’t forget people like you Rick VanLue .
You were one in a million ❤️

Trisha Raymond

May 6, 2019

My heart goes out to each and every one of you. He was an amazing man with a huge heart. I could never thank him enough for doing what he has done for Hunter. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this hard time. Love you guys so very much!

Lyn Welch

May 6, 2019

Blessings of love and Healing to all family and friends. In reading about how hard this was for Ricki and Kelli, I can tell what an amazing and strong man he was. He will live in everyone's heart, always, and a smile will cross the faces who think of him.

Anna Hanks

May 6, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss.

Ricki VanLue

May 6, 2019

I could have never asked for a better dad. Thank you for everything. I love and miss you so much. 🖤🖤

Ondrea and Donny Heck

May 6, 2019

Jodi, you have our love and sympathy. Uncle Donny and Aunt Ondrea

Kelli Vanlue

May 6, 2019

I love you, Dad. We are so blessed to have had you. I'm going to miss you so much.

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