Richard J. Fossell
March 14, 1961 - January 5, 2018

Richard J. Fossell

Richard J. Fossell
Mar 14, 1961 - Jan 5, 2018

Richard J. Fossell

Richard "Rick" Fossell, 56, of Fort Dodge passed away Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home.
A visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 16, 2018 with a Celebration of Life at 7:00 p.m. at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home.
Richard is survived by his daughter, Shelby of Bloomington, MN; mother, Ruth Vodraska of Fort Dodge; father, Gary Fossell of Mesa, AZ; sisters, Trina (Janelle) McCreary of Des Moines; Teresa (Craig) Savage of West Des Moines; Sheri Vodraska; Mary Vodraska; Tammy Cook; all of Fort Dodge; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Fossell.
Richard J. Fossell was born March 14, 1961 in Fort Dodge. He attended schools in Fort Dodge and Minneapolis, MN. Rick loved his time being a black jack dealer at Mystic Lake Casino in Minneapolis. He was a talented salesman. He enjoyed fishing and camping but was extremely fond of the memories he made in the Boundary Waters. Above all he loved his friends and family, especially his daughter, Shelby.
Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.


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Dean & Sue Konvalinka on Jan 15, 2018

So sorry to hear about Richard's passing. Prayers to all of the family.

Dean & Sue Konvalinka & Bruce O'Hearn

Jean Reuteler on Jan 10, 2018

Richard was a very special friend to my family. I don't know if I'll ever find a more caring and compassionate person! Ever. We had so many fun times together joking around and up North fishing. He loved the outdoors and loved to be in the woods. He was especially good to my daughters who felt he was a part of our family. He was always there as a loving support and we grew to learn what a beautiful soul he was. He constantly talked about how proud he was of his beautiful daughter, Shelby. We will miss him dearly.
Jean Reuteler

Jamie Appelhof on Jan 9, 2018

Richard made an incredible impact on my life. We knew Richard for about 13 Years, he was just like family to us. We traveled and shared many of our family vacations with him! His favorite was always our cabin where he could usually be found outside fishing! He was ALWAYS smiling, worked very hard, was fun to be around, always had a good story, and above all, he ALWAYS put others before himself. My children loved him dearly, known as "Ricky-joe", he always made time to sit down and play with them. I will miss him dearly, but he will live on in all of the wonderful memories I've had the pleasure of sharing with him throughout the years! My prayers and condolences go out to his family, especially his daughter Shelby- he would light up with just the simple act of saying her name.
Love Jamie Appelhof

matt reuteler on Jan 9, 2018

Richard was a very important member of our family. I hope his fond memories of the Boundary Waters had something to do with our family. Jessie and Jamie were deeply impacted by his help over the years and Jean could always count on his help. He was very proud of his daughter Shelby and will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. Rest in peace Rick! We all loved you very much.

Matt and Jean Reuteler

Robin allison on Jan 8, 2018

Rick you were a butiful soul whos smile whould light any room up you were so loved and always will be rest in piece my cousin love and miss you always



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