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Terry Richmeier

April 29, 1956 — July 7, 2023

Scott City, Kansas

Terry Richmeier

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“Take your time, don’t live too fast.  Troubles will come and they will pass… be a simple kind of man.” -Lynyrd Skynyrd

 

Terry Lynn Richmeier lived a life centered around what was most important to him – his family.  While always willing to lend a helping hand to a friend or stranger, Terry’s pure and genuine soul was undeniable for anyone who got to know him.  On July 7, 2023, Terry passed away at his home, after a short but brave journey with cancer, surrounded by the love of his family.

A simple man.

Born April 29th, 1956 to Elmer and Kathryn (Hacker) Richmeier, Terry was the only brother in a house full of five sisters.  He found joy with his dad on the farm by helping out with the cattle or fixing anything that needed attention. When he wasn’t on the farm, you could find him at Holcomb High School (a graduate of ’74) with a ball in his hand playing basketball or football.

A simple man.

Serving others was one of his life purposes, and in 1976 he enlisted into the Marine Core.  Serving his country was his duty, but joining the softball team there allowed him to find his lifetime hobby.  For work, Terry did it all – working on the farm, being a cowboy, driving truck, and raising cattle.  When he wasn’t working, he found the most peaceful time to be on his boat.  Terry was a collector and found beauty and life in all things both old and new.  He enjoyed time at the bowling alley, and when at home, his energy was spent on making his yard beautiful.  Although a man of few words, anyone who knew Terry knew that he would be quick to offer words of advice or encouragement when needed.

A simple man.

Terry welcomed his first child, a son.  Those who were lucky enough to know the both of them would agree that the two of them are similar in looks, personality and interests – specifically a love for cattle.

A simple man.

On July 20th, 1982, he married his “pretty woman”, Tracey Holloway.  Their love of sports deepened their bond as they played on many coed volleyball and softball teams.  They traveled and lived in Fort Meyers, FL and Garden City, KS before setting roots in Scott City, KS. Together, their love was strengthened after the births of their three daughters.  Raising his girls turned Terry into a youth volleyball coach, strong supporter of Scott City athletics, and the best wedding dance partner.  With all his daughters were involved in, it was a balancing act between work and their activities, but he was always, always there. 

A simple man.

Of all the jobs Terry had, being a grandpa brought him the greatest life’s joy.  His nine grandkids knew that mom and dad’s rules didn’t exist when grandpa was around.  To see a smile on their face, he would do anything. He was intentional with his time with them.  Quick to take them to the lake or park, they knew grandpa time would always be memorable.  As his grandkids got older, he continued to balance work with sporting events.  He was their loudest cheerleader.  In his final days, Terry continued to put his grandkids first – reminding his daughters to continue to be good moms to them.  He loved them deeply.

A simple man.

When flowers bloom, when you find the empty seat in the bleachers, and when you hear the peacefulness of the lake, you will know that Terry’s spirit is living with us forever.

Terry is survived by his wife, Tracey (Holloway) Richmeier; a son Shannon (Zandrea) Ardery; three daughters Megan (Brian) Gentry, Morgan Welsh, and Mindi (Sean) Dreiling; as well as 9 grandchildren: Kendall, Peyton, Mackenzi, Josslyn, Everleigh, Blakely, Jordyn, Chauncey, and Carter.  Terry is also survived by his 5 sisters Deann (David) Crase, Sherry Nichols, Rebecca Greenwood, Debbie Richmeier and Janet (Richard) Knoll.

Terry was preceded in death by his dad Elmer Richmeier, his mom Kathyryn (Hacker) Richmeier and an infant daughter, Brandy.

The family would like to welcome friends and loved ones of Terry to a celebration of life at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 14, 2023 at the United Methodist Church in Scott City, KS with the Rev. Jeff Goetzinger and Don Williams presiding.

Immediately following the service, the inurnment will be held in the Scott County Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be written to the Terry Richmeier Memorial Fund in care of Price and Sons Funeral Home, P.O. Box 553, Scott City, KS 67871.  

There will be no visitation times.

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