Richard Barrow, 44, Minot, formerly of Garrison, died on Friday, May 17, 2013, at a Minot hospital.
Ricky was born Feb. 19, 1969, in Garrison, to George J. and Dianne (Linnertz) Barrow. He was raised on a farm southwest of Garrison. He loved the outdoors, taking long rides and enjoyed spending time with his family. Despite his special needs he filled everyone’s life with joy.
Ricky attended several different schools and graduated from Minot High School. He had lived in Minot for the past 27 years at a REM group home, where he had many special friends and caregivers. He worked at the Minot Vocational Workshop. He was kept very busy all week, so he liked to sleep in on the weekends.
Ricky’s family was blessed to have had him in their lives. He will be deeply missed by all those who knew him. His family is comforted knowing that he is at peace in heaven with his parents and grandparents.
Ricky is survived by: his siblings, Dean (Donna) Franklin and Denine (Dave) Baluski, all of Garrison, Danette (Duane) Lesmann, Westhope, Donna (Mike) Hudgen and Debbie (Dave) Reinarts, all of Garrison; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, George and Dianne Barrow, and his grandparents, George and Eleanor Barrow and Nick and Lorraine Linnertz.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to Second Story, 131-1st Ave. SW, Minot, ND 58701.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Garrison.
Rosary recitation: A rosary will be said today, Monday, at 7:30 p.m. at the church.
Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held today, Monday, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Garrison.
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