Richard Ric Frye Werking

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Richard "Ric" Frye Werking

1929 - 2019

Richard Ric Frye Werking Richard Frye "Ric" Werking, 89, of Shelbyville, passed away, Friday, January 25, 2019 at MHP Medical Center.
He was born June 14, 1929, in Mays, IN to Wayne Anthony Werking and Minnie (Frye) Werking.
He married Jayne Ann (Martin) Werking on June 28, 1953 and she preceded him in death in June 2007.
Ric is survived by his son, Mark K. (wife, Janet) Werking; granddaughters, Meagan K. (husband, Mark) Darnell and Jenna L. Werking.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife.
He graduated from Raleigh High School and received a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Rose Hulman Institute.
Mr. Werking was a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army. He was a district sales manager at Diamond Chain in Indianapolis before eventually owning his own distributing company.
He was a member of the American Legion. He enjoyed ball room dancing with his wife, traveling all over the world, especially on cruises, and spending time on the water fishing.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Raleigh Cemetery in Rush County with Reverend Harvey Weaver officiating. Military rites will be conducted by local veteran's organizations.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Raleigh Zion Cemetery Company in care of the funeral home.
Funeral Directors, Greg, Sheila, and Stuart Parks are honored to serve the Werking family.
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Published on January 28, 2019
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Shirley Huston Biehl
Jan 30, 2019
I met Ric at one of our Raleigh School Reunions and am so happy I was able to have him attend and share some "memories" with his friends and family members. I had heard stories of him and his family living in Raleigh. May God provide comfort and peace to those family members who loved him and may the memories bring smiles to your face when you think of him!
Sue Estes Smith
Jan 30, 2019
I grew up in Raleigh just around the corner or as most across a couple yards from the Senior Werkings. Mr Ric was already away from home by my playing time there but I remember his parents and hearing them talk of their son as we played around their house in the summer — also remember their grandson Mark, coming to visit and playing with us occasionally.. I say all this because of memories I remember and knowing that they give lots of comfort.. My many condolences to the family .
Jayne Anne (Jolliff) Herbet
Jan 29, 2019
So sorry to hear about Ric. I was named after his wife Jayne. Condolences to your family.
Thomas Wagner
Jan 28, 2019
Did not know Ric, but I think it's neat he's being buried near his home. God bless him for his service!