Richard H. Worke

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Monday, September 8, 1941
Date of Death:
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Age:
81 years old

Visitation

Date: Saturday December 03, 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Memorial Service

Date: Saturday December 03, 2022
Time: 11:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Oakwood Cemetery

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Monday, September 8, 1941
Date of Death:
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Age:
81 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Monday, September 8, 1941
Date of Death:
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Age:
81 years old

Richard H. Worke

On Thursday, November 17, 2022, Richard H. Worke passed away from a long illness. He was 81. Born to Ruby and Jack Worke, Dick grew up in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota. He trained as a welder, and went on to work in welding sales and supplies. His love of cars and his natural sociability led him almost instinctively to what would be his life’s work: selling cars and working with people. In 1982, he met his wife Jan. They were together for nearly 40 years.

Dick was a league bowler, he enjoyed his annual fall hunting excursions for elk or deer, or working on a round of golf in the warmer months. His most avid interest was his love of auto racing, and you could find him most Saturday evenings at the racetrack with friends, even after his illness had started to limit his activities. For many years, he and his wife enjoyed spending their winters in Wellton, Arizona sharing fun and laughs with the snowbird community there.

He is survived by his wife, Jan, and children Jay Lick (Carrie), Christine Lick (Andy Everett), and his brother Larry (Sue Schmidt) and a large extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Vickie Mesenbring (Dean).

A memorial service will be held at 11:00am, Saturday, December 3, 2022 in River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home in Rochester. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

The family requests no flowers.

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Dick and I became quick friends in Wellton AZ.  We badgered each other about auto racing and anything else that struck our fancy.   A finer friend couldn't be found!  Thru Dick, I met Jan and considered her a close friend also.  Dick lived everyday to the fullest.  I'm sure that Verlin and him are already planning a full season at the Racetrack in the heaven!

Larry and family,


It is with much sadness that I learned of the passing of Dick yesterday.  I will always have good memories of Dick from the many bowling,golf, and racing outings that I was fortunate to be a part of.  I’m sure that there was a happy heavenly reunion with Ruby, Jack, and Vicky and Dick is telling “ma” everything and is organizing a good buck game.  I’m proud to be able to call Dick my friend and blessed be his memory.


Rick and Cheri Krejci

Dick’s laugh, and mannerisms will forever be embedded in my memory. He brought laughter and smiles when he entered the room. Thank you Dick for the memories and being everything you were to Dad. He thought the world of you and would talk about your visits and giggle as he was telling me. Love you.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of Dick...we have many fond memories.  

Dear Christine and family.


I am so sorry for the loss of your father and husband. May you find comfort in your memories of him, and hold eachother close in this difficult time.


Warm Regards,


Amanda Hagerstrom (colleague of Christine)

We just wanted to let you know that our thoughts are with your family during this difficult time. On behalf of the entire SGK team, please accept our deepest sympathies.

We are so sorry for your loss - God has taken a good man home. We always enjoyed visiting with Dick at Adamson's, so pleasant and helpful.