Rick passed away June 15.

At this time I would like to thank all you who have been following my husband Rick’s blog.  He had a massive heart attack yesterday and died at age 68.  I will miss Rick dearly and especially his funny sense of humor.  He loved writing and always shared your comments with me.  He was one in a million.  He was a man of God so I know he is in heaven and maybe he’s bass fishing with his buddies who have gone on before him.  Thank you all for following and enjoying his stories.

Maxine Nickolaus


17 thoughts on “Rick passed away June 15.

  1. Maxine, I will miss Rick as well. You stood by him through all his humor (sometimes aimed at you). He had great humor and a unique way of seeing things. I am thankful for his faith as well.

  2. Our condolences Maxine, man. Hugs to you. There are no words at times like this. I greatly enjoyed his stories too, and will miss him as well. But yes, from one story I read of his, he was absolutely a man of God, and Jesus was his savior. May that offer you peace right now.

    Heavenly bass fishing for sure. Blessings Maxine.

  3. I am terribly sorry to hear this. My thoughts & prayers are with you. I will definitely keep your family lifted in prayer. He was the top commenter on my blog and I will definitely miss his funny quips, thought-filled comments and all of his posts. Be blessed, Ms. Nickolaus!

  4. Reblogged this on Dutchjudy and commented:
    I’m so sad about the news that just got to me….

    I’ve known him since my early writing days, always first to comment something either wise or inappropriately dirty on my posts.

    It hurts me in a little place between my boobs that I will no longer get to enjoy your writings.
    Goobye Fisherman

  5. Words from a stranger in a time like this are often trite, but I do sincerely feel for your loss. I also appreciate you letting us all know so that we can send prayers your way. I’m saddened by this news.

  6. Oh my. Deepest condolences, Maxine. I had appreciated his stories and comments. Seems he had a wealth of things to share from family experience.

    Heartbroken for you.

    Please remember to take care of yourself.


  7. Omg. I’ve been wondering why I haven’t heard from him in so long and I just went to his blog again today to see if he’d posted anything else. I feel terrible. I really loved his sense of humor and his making me laugh all the time. He had a hilarious blog. My thoughts are with you, Maxine, and I will definitely miss him being around.

  8. Hi Maxine, I am sorry for you’re loss and shocked at Richard’s sudden death. I read all his blogs as I enjoyed his brilliant sense of humour and his writing, which was easy to read and always gave me the sense that he was a lovely man who lived life to the full and always saw the humerous side of everything. Although I never knew him in the flesh I will miss him and his stories. Take care Maxine.
    Ronnie Shephard x

  9. Dear Maxine, been thinking of conveying my condolences to you but figured that having lived with Rick so long you would be tough and would want to know instead how he made a difference to others.

    Am a budding blogger and always rant about my kid. Rick with his tongue-in-cheek humor and often very sensible advise about child rearing made me think that it’s not too tough a road out there and I just might hack it.

    He was a good blogging buddy although we haven’t corresponded beyond our comments on each others’ blog posts.

    He will be missed.

    My prayers for you and the family.


  10. Maxine, this news has been weighing on my heart since I first saw this post. And I offer you my sympathy, love, and support.

    Rick apparently stumbled upon my blog after finding a profanity laden post I had written about sewing sock monkeys.

    And his comments were so generous. . .

    So I checked out his blog.

    And struck gold!

    He made me smile (and frequently laugh out loud.)

    He always left funny and thoughtful comments on my posts. I cherish every single one.

    Is there a way I can access all of his original magazine articles? I’m raising sons and I’ll just bet they would love to hear some of Rick’s outdoor adventure stories.

    Biggest Hug EVER! Deni

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