Ricky L. Wessell

Sunday, April 21, 2019
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Ricky L. Wessell, age 60, of Glendive passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at the Glendive Medical Center in Glendive.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial gathering will be held later this summer. Silha Funeral Home of Glendive has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Rick was born on October 1, 1958 in Butte to Laurence and Esther (Vigus) Wessell. As a young child Rick and his family moved to Great Falls and later to Billings where he was raised and educated. Following his education Rick enlisted in the United States Navy and was stationed in San Diego, Calif. and served in the Pacific Ocean. Rick had been to the Philippines, Thailand and many other places while aboard the aircraft carrier the USS Kitty Hawk. In 1979, after four years of service, Rick received his honorable discharge from the United States Navy and returned to Billings for a short time before moving to Glendive.

Rick worked in the oilfield for several years before starting his career with the City of Glendive where he was still employed at the time of his passing. While in Glendive Rick met Carrie Deckert and they were united in marriage on July 22, 1988 in Bozeman. With this union Rick gained a son Dustin who he loved very much.

Rick enjoyed most anything to do with aviation and watching the Baltimore Orioles and the Denver Broncos on television. He was a soft spoken, kind and gentle man who always loved his family. Rick loved to keep up with all of his nieces and nephews activities as if they were his own kids.

Rick was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Marcia Owen and Rhonda Martinez.

Rick is survived by his loving wife, Carrie Wessell; his son, Dustin (Jiselle) Deckert ; his two grandchildren, Braxton and Kennedy Deckert all of Glendive; one brother, John (Anna) Wessell of Billings; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: www.silhafuneralhomes.com.