In loving memory of

Richard 'Rick' E. Ash
November 10, 1948 - November 19, 2022

MUSCATINE, Iowa - Richard E. 'Rick' Ash, 74, of Muscatine, passed away Saturday, November 19, 2022, at Premier Estates.

Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Burial will take place in Greenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Rick's honor, in care of his wife Chris Ash. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online Condolences:

Rick was born on November 10, 1948, in Muscatine, the son of Orville and Elsie 'Irene' Kendall Ash. He married Christine Decker and they were together for 50 years.

He worked for Crescent Laundry, Chuy's Auto Repair, and R&C Painting and Repair. He loved working with his hands, fixing things, science, and Gasser Racing.

Rick is survived by his wife, Christine 'Chris' Ash of Muscatine; eight children, Jeanine Ash Bengtson of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Linda Ash of Kansas City, Missouri, Tommy Ash and wife, Brandi, of Muscatine, Lori Ash of Muscatine, Scott Ash and wife, Stephanie of Missouri, Sandra Ash of Muscatine, Tammy Jensen and husband, Steve, of Coralville, and Tim Ash and wife, Megan of Muscatine; 13 grandchildren, Stephanie (Alex), Devon, Zach, Caleb, Logan, Marcy, Britt, Scott Jr., Isabella, Melea, Anthony, Dominik, and Jack; two great grandchildren, Dravin and Ellie; and 7 siblings, Donald, Melvin, Charlie, Robert, Gerald, Peggy, and Jessie 'Chuy'.

He is preceded in death by his parents; four siblings, Marvin, David, Helen, and Karen.


Peggy Nelson wrote on Nov 21, 2022:

"I'm so sorry for your loss Chris. I can't imagine what you're going through. I've held you close to my heart since I heard Rick was having problems. I consider myself so blessed to have known Rick and his brothers and sisters and the added bonus of knowing you and your brothers and sisters. Thinking back over the years has brought me gratitude to all of you for making my life so full. May God soothe your pain in His loving embrace."

Linda Kelty wrote on Nov 21, 2022:

"I didn't personally know Rick but I knew most of his family. They are a tribute to you and Christine's love and devotion to them. You produced good people."

Scott Ash wrote on Nov 21, 2022:

"There are billions and billions of stars in the sky - now you can reach out and touch them. Say hi to Carl Sagan for us. "

Joe Daniels wrote on Nov 20, 2022:

"I am sorry for your loss"

Melodie COCKLIN wrote on Nov 20, 2022:

"Rest In Peace Rick.Im sending Love,With the deepest and most Sincere sympathy to you Chris to each of the kids ant the entire Ash family.Big hugs to you.I Love you so much.I think Rick was a Good guy! I wish lots of great memories will ease the hurt in your hearts.God Bless"