Rickey Hible

Rickey Hible, of Shakopee, passed away much too soon on April 16, 2016 at the young age of 22.  A gathering of family and friends will be held at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation in Shakopee on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 4:00 – 7:00 PM. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior at Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church in Prior Lake.  Reverend Laila Barr will preside.  Pallbearers for Rickey are Tommy Malimanek, Gabe Loraas, Jordan Gunhus, Ryan Ebsen, Trevor Mulcrone, Dustin Bay, and Brandon Watt.

On July 12, 1993, Kara and Garry Hible were blessed with their handsome son, Rickey Alan Hible.  Kara and Garry had been fishing all day when Kara went into labor.  It was very appropriate that Rickey came into the world fishing, because it was a lifelong passion of his.  Rickey was the proud older brother to Tia, and he loved growing up with her.  They were practically inseparable; Kara was regularly asked if they were twins.

As a boy, Rickey was physically small, but he had a big personality and a strong presence.  Even as a little boy he had a strong determination that served him well.  Rickey was also very independent.  At just 10 years old he was known to spend the entire day out ice fishing by himself.  He had a hand-crank auger, a sled full of fishing equipment and a bucket full of perch he caught throughout the day.  That was all he needed to be happy.

Rickey spent the first 12 years of his life in Watertown, South Dakota where he enjoyed being close to family and spending time outside.  Rickey was extremely hard working, his first job was within his family’s grain bin business (Schafer Steel Construction).  This job allowed Rickey to travel the country, earn money for college and spend time with his family and friends.    When Rickey wasn’t working, you could find him hunting or fishing.  Rickey loved the outdoors and spent as much time as he could in nature.  He loved hunting geese, ducks and pheasants sometimes on his own, or with friends and family.  Even at 14 years old, Rickey was so dedicated that he’d wake up before 4:00 AM on his own to make sure all of his decoys were properly set.

When Rickey was in middle school, his family moved to Shakopee, Minnesota.  He quickly made many wonderful friends and got involved in local sports.  Rickey first played football and then one of his coaches suggested he try-out for the wrestling team.  Rickey had a natural talent and wrestled varsity from ninth grade until he graduated in 2012.

After high school, Rickey attended UW Stout where he was pursuing an engineering degree.  Rickey was a smart boy and a good student.  He recently purchased a fitness equipment business in Hastings with his dad.  Rickey planned to work with his dad after graduating.  He was using his engineering background to develop specialty equipment for their business.  Both Rickey and Garry looked forward to a time when they could work less and spend more time together hunting and fishing.

Rickey loved learning and always had new things he was interested in. He loved to share his passions with everyone and had the ability to inspire others to his beliefs.  When he believed in a cause, there was no stopping him.  Rickey was very passionate, determined and persuasive.  He liked eating and living healthy (except for the time he ate half his dad’s birthday cake).  He enjoyed eating raw and seeking the benefits of essential oils and organic living.

It was clear to everyone that Rickey was a special guy and was known for his infectious smile.  Rickey was opinionated, determined, motivating to others and adventurous creating many lasting memories for many!  He had so much love and life ahead of him.    Rickey will be deeply missed and remembered always by his father, Garry Hible; mother, Kara (Heiser) Hible; sister, Tia Hible; grandparents, Barb & Stan Schafer, Elaine & Bob Rommereim, Jerome & Pat Heiser; great-grandmother, Betty Carlson; several aunts, uncles & cousins; other loving relatives and many dear friends.  There to greet Rickey in Heaven is his grandpa, Garry Edward Hible, Sr.; grandpa, Mark Malimanek; great-grandmother, Ruth Hoffmann; his chocolate lab, Snickers.

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  1. My thoughts & prayers to Rickey’s family & friends! Gone to soon but never forgotten, RIP Rickey

  2. Holly Konshak Morphis

    Garry and family, I am very saddened to hear about Rickey! May God send you peace and comfort over this tragedy. May God wrap his arms around you and give you the guidance you need. Sending prayers to all the family.

  3. Prayers to the family and friends. So sad to hear about Rickey. May God help with this loss.

  4. I am so sorry for the loss of your son!! He sure was beautiful young man!!

  5. Kandace Fischer

    Tia and family, I am so sorry to hear about the lose of your brother and son. I hope in this time of sadness you all know that God is with you and has your loved one with him. Tia, I did not know your brother but from being in class with you I image that he was funny, kind and caring like you. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  6. Gary and family it is so sad to see such a wonderful young man leave us our hearts are with you and your family. With all our prayers and love Scott and Brenda Malimanek

  7. Troy Tonya and Steven Lindgren

    So deeply saddened by this terrible news. Our love and prayers are with you.

  8. Jeff and Stacy James

    Kara and Tia we are so sorry for your loss. We are praying for you guys we will see you soon.

  9. I am so truly sorry for Rickeys passing, he left way too soon, it’s obvious that he was so cherished and adored by all that knew him, I pray that your family finds peace during this devastating time, I’m praying for you every day!

  10. Sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

  11. Erick and Tiffany Oie
  12. Scott Gilbertson

    So sorry to hear about your loss! Know that your family will be in our prayers!

  13. Mark and Deb (formerly Hoffmann) Nelson

    Dear Kara and family,
    We are so sorry to hear about your loss. May you be blessed forever with wonderful memories of your beloved son.

  14. Kara and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers for you and your entire family!

  15. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these very difficult days.

    Barb and Bill Miller

  16. Natalie Arendsee

    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Rickey. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.
    Bryan, Natalie and Adam Arendsee friends from IC School

  17. Alyssa Berschneider

    Sending many thoughts and prayers in this hard time for all of his family and friends.

  18. To Ricky’s family-I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My name is Nora Flaherty, I went to Immaculate Conception Elementary with Ricky in Watertown. I haven’t seen Ricky since 6th grade but I remembered him when my mom told me about his passing. I am so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know him well, but Ricky was always kind to me in school. I remember we were all so impressed that he could run faster than all of us, even though he was small! I have nothing but fond memories of him in school. My deepest condolences to your family, I hope you find comfort in your loved ones during this difficult time. God bless you.

  19. My deepest condolences to Rickey’s family and friends. He was a hard working student in my physics course at UW-Stout and I enjoyed interacting with him during laboratory and discussion.

  20. I have never met Rickey; I work on the UW-Stout Campus. It is hard to hear of any young person passing, and Rickey was preparing for a bright future and in his business with his father. There are no words that can express the loss of Ricky to his family and friends. May Jesus and God carry him to heaven in their loving arms to reunite with family and friends that went before him and may he experience great peace and happiness. May his vibrant smile light up the heavens. Family and friends are in my prayers.

  21. I am so sorry for the pain you must feel with this tragedy. Our sons were friends. They played football and Graduate together. We are deeply saddened to hear of Rickeys passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May you find peace in our dear lord and savior.

  22. My sincere condolences go out the Hible family. It’s a tragic loss to lose someone so young and although I didn’t know Rickey personally, it seems that in his short 22 years on God’s earth he left quite an impression on those who knew him. Cherish those memories until you reunite with Rickey.

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Hible family.

  23. I don’t know him but since he’s from Minnesota like I am I feel very bad and send my condolences. He has a nice smile too. Rest in peace!

  24. Jim and Joan Horning

    Elaine Bob and family ,so sorry to hear of your loss. Hugs and prayers while you go thru this terrible time.

  25. Kara, I am so sad to hear about the loss of your son. I read the obituary. It was obvious he was loved and that he returned that love. He must have brought great joy to your family. I have two sons that love to hunt and fish. I could see them being great friends with Rickey. I cannot begin to imagine the sorrow you and your family must feel. I pray for love, peace and strength throughout this difficult time.

  26. I am so sorry for your loss. Though I did not now Rickey well, your family, as well as him, are in my thought and prayers.

  27. Dan & Lisa Keller

    Kara & famiy,

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your son. Our thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  28. kara, as I read Rickey’s write-up I teared up as he had so many things in common with our Marty, they will meet in Heaven & go hunting & fishing together! With sympathy..

  29. My heart breaks for all of you at this hard time! No one should have to bury their child and I cannot imagine what you are going through! I’m deeply sorry for your loss! May God give you all strength and peace at this time and beyond! You’re all in my thoughts and prayers!

  30. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Gary. You have been blessed to have such a special bond with your son. We are here to support you in any way we can. Your friends at Linders Specialty Co.

  31. Jennifer Jensen

    Kara and family,
    Thoughts and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.
    Jennifer (Keller) Jensen

  32. Kara and Family,

    My deepest sympathies on the loss of your son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  33. Watching Rickey play football was truly a pleasure. I recall standing on the sidelines wondering where the heck did this kid come from. He was the smallest d-back on the field and yet the hardest hitter (except for McBain of course).
    As the years rolled by Rickey, Gabe, Trevor and Jordan developed a very special relationship…each one bringing something different that completed the band of brothers. They weren’t perfect but they were perfect for each other.
    Losing someone at such an early age is always difficult, but losing someone so full of life and love like Rickey only adds to the sorrow. My heart weeps for you…my tears are shed for you…but the good memories of your son and his infectious smile will some day bring you the comfort that you now seek.
    Thank you for sharing Rickey with this world, albeit to short of a stay, but heaven is now burning brighter because of him…

  34. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss may God give you peace and Grace through this sad time

  35. sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. You were blessed with a wonderful son who was taken to soon.

  36. Linda and Kevin Schemenauer

    Our hearts are breaking for the Hible family and want you to know you are in our prayers. We knew Rickey through what our son Collin has shared with us over the last couple of years that they were roommates. He was a very special young man.

  37. Judy & Gary Klein

    Kara and Family. We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  38. Corinne Hoffmann

    So very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  39. Hi, I don’t know you and you don’t know me, but your family has touched my heart. I too have a son who goes to UW Stout. When I was told us about this my heart just broke. I could only imagine what you had to go though that day. I cried. Then I was thinking about what Rickey had gone though that night. I cried some more. The only thing that can help is knowing that he was loved and he loved his family. Rest in peace Rickey.

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