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Rick Mornhinweg, 68 of Stillwater, OK, was welcomed into his eternal home on Thursday, August 18th, 2016 after a lengthy battle with Antibody-Associated Limbic Encephalitis. Services have been entrusted to the care of Palmer Marler Funeral Home in Stillwater.

Rick was born January, 17th, 1948 in Perry, OK to O.V. & Willene (Luter) Mornhinweg. He grew up and attended school in Red Rock, OK. After graduation, he attended Northern Oklahoma College and Oklahoma State University where he obtained his Bachelor's degree in business. He was a dedicated and enthusiastic employee of the Physical Plant at Oklahoma State University for forty-four years.

Rick and Dolores "Do" (Painter) were married August 6, 1983 in Stillwater, Oklahoma where they made their home. They were blessed with two sons, Anton Virgil Mornhinweg and Arland Winfield Mornhinweg. Rick enjoyed hunting quail, woodworking, growing plants, and OSU Cowboy football, though his greatest joy was spending time with his family. He was a faithful and active member of Sunnybrook Christian Church in Stillwater- serving the Lord was a priority in his daily life. Rick was a kind, hardworking, lighthearted, humble, man who will be missed by many.

He is preceded in death by his parents, O.V. and Willene Mornhinweg, grandparents Virgil and Elsie Mornhinweg and Wes and Glenna Osborne, sister-in-law Carol Beth Barnett, and Uncle and Aunt Harold and Arvella Luter.

Survivors include his wife Do of the home; two sons, Tony Mornhinweg of Patuxent River, MD and Arlie Mornhinweg of Stillwater OK; two brothers, Dale Barnett of Stillwater, OK, Steve and wife Claudia also of Stillwater, OK; One Sister, Melanie Williams and husband Dennis of Red Rock, OK; nephews, Jeff Mornhinweg (Becca) Stillwater, OK, Paul Mornhinweg, Oklahoma City, OK, Gary (Jennifer) Mornhinweg, Edmond, OK, Martin (Crystal) Williams; nieces, Janelda (David) Lane, Stillwater, OK, Mindy (Kelly) Kiser, Cleveland, TN, Megan (Danny) Ripley, Pawnee, OK, Valerie Williams, Stillwater, OK and many wonderful aunts, uncles, great nieces and nephews, and cousins.

Casket bearers will be Martin Williams, Danny Luter, Harold Luter, David Lane, Brad Dyson, Mike Nelson, Fred Ray, and John Osborne. Honorary casket bearers will be David Zavodny, Janelda, Tim and Gabe Lane, Bethany and Brandon Stone, Jeff, Paul, and Gary Mornhinweg, Mindy Kiser, Megan Ripley, Isaac, Daniel and Benjamin Williams.

Heartfelt thanks are extended to so many who cared for Rick during his illness, from care givers at the Renaissance and Perry Green Valley to the wonderful doctors and nurses at Stillwater Medical Center and especially Steve Mornhinweg and Janelda & David Lane. Memorial donations may be made to the FOCUS ministry at Sunnybrook Christian Church, PO Box 682 Stillwater, OK 74076.
Published on September 2, 2016
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