In Memory

Ricky Shoemaker


Funeral services for Ricky L. Shoemaker, 59, of Granada, MN, will be at 11:00 am Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at the Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont.  Visitation will be held 2 hours prior to the funeral. Burial will take place at the Center Creek Cemetery in rural Granada.  Rick passed away Thursday morning, December 6, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN.  The Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.

Ricky Lyle “Moe” Shoemaker was born on December 23, 1958, in Fairmont, MN, the son of Laurence “Duane” Shoemaker and Constance "Connie" Bahr.  He graduated from Fairmont High School. Following graduation, Rick studied accounting at Jackson Votech. Not wanting to be stuck in an office, he began helping his grandpa, Lyle Bahr and his uncle, Ronnie Bahr on the farm and with Bahr Sales selling campers, toppers and vehicles. He loved living on the farm with Ron and Marian's family and having dinner with them daily. Rick enjoyed milking cows and working on the farm. He especially loved tending to the animals and had many four-legged friends throughout the years.

Rick liked driving around the countryside to check on the crops with Ronnie and stopping in at the Granada C-Store to catch up with the “group” over a pop and snacks. When at home, he enjoyed cooking and could be found watching westerns on the television. He had a close bond with his extended family and cherished spending time with them. Rick will be greatly missed by those that loved him and those that called him friend.

Left to cherish his memory are his dad and step-mom, Duane and Kathie Shoemaker; step sister Paola Urrutia, special aunt, Marian Bahr; and many other family and friends.

Rick was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Connie and Gene Lange; daughter, Suzanne Shoemaker; grandparents, Lyle and Pearl Bahr and John “Buck” and Bessie Shoemaker; special friend and uncle, Ronnie “Chief” Bahr; and numerous other family and friends.