On Dec. 14, 2013 the Lord called Richard “Ricky” James Lind to his kingdom. Ricky, age 11, died in his mother’s arms after a hard fought battle against Ewing’s Sarcoma in the comfort of his family cabin that he proudly picked out for his grandmother.
Ricky lived with his mother and two sisters in Hibbing, Minn. He attended school at Lincoln Elementary. Ricky loved spending time with his family, friends, and his baby girls: (Baby sister Madelyn, cousins Ellie and Aubrey). He had an incredible passion and love for the outdoors; and especially enjoyed the moments he spent with his Dad and Grandpa Mike. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, four-wheeling, camping, and bonfires. Ricky was a sports fanatic. Hockey, football and baseball being his favorites, in which he played up until he was unable due to his illness. Ricky carried so many unique qualities; brave, adventurous, compassionate, extremely witty, funny, and a truly honest man (sometimes brutally so). His illness did not define him in any way. He was a Valiant Warrior and fought hard until the end. He touched so many lives and will live on in our hearts forever.
He is now in Heaven with his grandpa Rick “Buzz” Guyer; his great-grandparents, James “Pecky” and MaryClare Guyer, Kenneth and Jane Troumbly, George and Helmi Tomsich; and his beagle, Lucky.
Family members that will live on to honor Ricky’s life are his parents; Kyle Lind and Brina Guyer; his sisters Kylah and Madelyn; paternal grandparents, Mike and Barb Lind; maternal grandparents, Kris Guyer (Scott Anderson); great-grandparents, Axel and Mary Lind; his uncle Jamie Guyer (Cassie and cousin Ellie), uncle Matt Lind and aunt Sarah Boyles (Jay and cousins Marshall, Austin and Emily) and numerous great uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.
VISITATION: 6 to 8 p.m. with a 7:30 Prayer Service on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 in the Peterson Funeral Chapel of Coleraine. Visitation will continue from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Funeral Service on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 in the Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, Coleraine. Interment will be at the Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine. To leave an online condolence, visit our website at www.petersonfuneralchapelofcoleraine.com