Rick Allen Kerr

Born: Wed., Apr. 22, 1953
Died: Thu., Oct. 1, 2020


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Rick Allen Kerr went to be with his Savior and sons suddenly on October 1, 2020.  He was born April 22, 1953 in St. Ignatius, Montana to Ralph and Jane Kerr. 

Rick grew up in Charlo, Montana with his 4 sisters.  He graduated from Charlo High School in 1971. 

Rick could build anything with his hands, he was quite handy at fixing anything.  He enjoyed tinkering in his shop and building wood projects.   His yard always looked immaculate as he loved having a nice yard, in fact, he eagerly anticipated mowing and often mowed several times per week, always changing up the pattern.  He also appreciated a nice-looking, fast running hot rod.  The last hot rod Rick and the family completed was his late son Daryl’s ’57 Chevy which was a labor of love and is most cherished!

Rick was endlessly patient with his wife, daughter, and granddaughter, as their shopping companion/chauffeur. He also very much enjoyed watching his granddaughter’s sporting events.

Although Rick could appear reserved, his character would come out when you got him going.  You always knew you could stop in for a chat and a smile. He always had a good story to tell, which would leave you laughing.

Rick retired as a Foreman with the Lake County Bridge Crew after 39 years.  There was not a job to do that Rick and Richard did not take on.  He also served as a volunteer Fire Fighter for 20+ years.

He was preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Jane Kerr, his two sons Daren and Daryl Kerr and his sister, Shelly Kerr. 

He is survived by the love of his life of 45 years Punk Kerr, daughter, Shandice (Andrew) Kerr; three sisters, granddaughter Shalayne Ostler and grandson Gage Kerr.

Non Covid death. There are no services planned at this time for Rick.

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Percella Jane Tougas
   Posted Tue October 06, 2020
So sorry, words can't express our sympathy to you Punk and your family,please know we are thinking of you, may your wonderful memories help at this sad time. Our Warm Thoughts! Pat and Jane Tougas

Dan Morrison
   Posted Wed October 07, 2020
Punk and Shandice.... I am at a loss for words. I thought I saw the death notice in the Missoulian Friday, but could not believe it. I am so very sorry for your loss. There was not a single time that I would run into Rick that we did not have an enjoyable conversation. He had a Great sense of humor. Knew him all our lives. My Heart hurts for you. RIP Rick Kerr !!

Jack & Deb May
   Posted Sun October 11, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to all of Rick’s family. We go so far back that even our grandparents we’re friends! Rick worked on our farm for years and was one of the hardest workers ever, although he later admitted hating me because I out ate all the men and never gained weight. He will always be our friend, as will you be also, Punk. Love to all of the Kerr & Roush family, Deb & Jack

Gloria Roberge
   Posted Wed October 14, 2020
Our love, and sympathy to Rick's family and close friends. I only knew Rick in his youngest of years, but always so sweet and a dear friend of my brother's.

Catherine Bond Nelson
   Posted Wed October 14, 2020
Punk, I am so sorry for your loss and the loss to friends and all who loved him. I use to babysit him when they lived in Moiese, a long time ago. Comfort, love and prayers for you all. (Katie Bond)

Judy Preston
   Posted Mon October 19, 2020
Dear Shandice & Punk,
So sorry about Rick’s passing. Thinking of you both and sending best wishes to you and your family.
Sincerely,
Judy

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