“To have a friend who knows you by name gives you a sense that you are not alone in the world.” – Eleanor Roosevelt.
Eleanor Roosevelt wrote this anecdote about school children, but it applies elsewhere, including in church.
Rick will be remembered for remembering people by name, especially those shut-ins whom he visited during his time as Deacon at the church in Sun Prairie. People there still remember him by name. He made people feel less alone.
He continues to live, at Hospice Care. He improved a bit today. He slept less and responded when spoken to. He still is waiting for God to call him by name. It might take a while.