Richard Heuertz

Friday, July 22, 2022
Richard Heuertz

Richard M. “Rick” Heuertz, 69, of South Sioux City, Nebraska, died Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

Rick was born on Oct. 29, 1952, in Le Mars, to Stanley “Bud” and Frances “Babe” (DeForce) Heuertz. He grew up in rural Le Mars, and graduated from Le Mars Community High School in 1971.

He remained in the Siouxland area his entire life, spending time near Brunsville and Le Mars, before making his home in South Sioux City.

He began working alongside his parents at their trucking company, which led Rick to a life spent in the trucking industry. The early part of his career was spent driving over the road, until an accident caused him to switch paths. He then found his way forward by dispatching for B-T Inc. Most recently, he was the Transportation and Logistics Manager of Power Only Transport, a division of Keizer Trailer Sales.

When he wasn’t working, Rick loved being outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and showing horses.

Rick was known for his giving spirit and friendly nature. He was a very involved and dedicated member of First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City, of the NIHSA, the American Quarter Horse Association, and numerous saddle clubs over the years. He was the proud owner of Heuertz Quarter Horses. He enjoyed following NASCAR and the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Rick loved spending time with his grandchildren and bragging about them to anyone that would listen.

Whether it was attending their various activities or sharing his love of the outdoors with them, it was no secret what a special place they held in his heart.

Survivors include his four children: Brian Rollins (Jennifer) of South Sioux City, Nebraska, Travis Heuertz (Juliane) of Blunt, South Dakota, Trent Heuertz (Tiffany) of Elk Point, South Dakota, and Tobi Pickett (John) of Sioux City; six grandchildren: Aalyiah, Grace, Ely, Bryson, Natalie, and Caleb; four step-children: Kelly Morgan (Mike), Lincoln, Nebraska, Ashley Bendickson (Josh), Omaha, Nebraska, Heather Simon (Sammy), Omaha, Nebraska, and Jeremy Yacevich, South Sioux City, Nebraska; two brothers: Daniel Heuertz (Pigeon) and Thomas Heuertz (Marline) of Le Mars; two sisters: Karol Callfas (James) of Alexandria, Minnesota, and Gayle Breer-Wilber (William) of Lorton, Virginia; numerous nieces and nephews; and all those fortunate enough to call him a friend.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathy; his parents, Bud and Babe; and a grandson, Brendan Heuertz.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, July 25, at First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City.

Visitation with the family present will be from 6-7 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m., on Sunday evening at Mohr & Becker-Hunt Funeral Home.

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