Rick was born in Elgin, Illinois to Willard Wayne Weese and Charlotte May Weese (Moss) Rick graduated from Crown High School in Carpentersville, Illinois in 1983. He attended Winona State University in Minnesota for 3 years, where he studied marketing. He was a member of the Army Reserves for 2 years while living in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rick and his brother Mike co-owned a business, Weese Painting Services, for over 20 years in Illinois. He moved to Dallas, Texas in 2008. He worked in the Apartment Maintenance business for several communities, most recently at Camden Property Management, where he worked at Camden Buckingham as an Assistant Maintenance Supervisor and Maintenance Mentor.
He was a fan of the Chicago Bears, and The Cubs. Rick was a volunteer, and an Ali with The Dallas Chapter of GALA Youth, which offered a safe space for young people in the LGBTQ+ community to meet, enjoy games, parties, and food. He was often the only supportive and accepting heterosexual adult male kids in that community came in contact with. Rick was a fan of classical music, and friends who had the opportunity to ride with him his car would often beg him to "Change that boring old music!". He loved old black and white movies and as well as Westerns.
Rick was known for his fun, teasing and quirky personality. He loved to pick on his friends, as well as his loved ones. He was always happy to offer his skills as a repair/maintenance man to his friends, and family. Rick was very much a foodie, and in particular, loved pizza. He was a member of the True Neapolitan Pizza Association, which was founded in Naples, Italy in 1984. He was an avid on-line poker player, and won many rounds with well known players under his pseudonym, "Grandma" . He was fondly referred to as a "Food Snob", as he was very particular about how food was served, as well as the quality of the ingredients. In a group of 20 friends, it wasn't uncommon for his order to be the only one that was delivered wrong. Naturally, he'd complain loudly and often about it for the next several months. He made a great chili, marinara sauce, macaroni and cheese and meatloaf. He taught his long time partner, Franchesca, how to make sausage gravy the way his grand mother taught him, which was to stand behind her at the stove, holding her hand as they made and mixed the gravy together.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father.
Rick is survived by his long-time partner, Franchesca L. Lucero, and their dog, Puck. Brothers Wayne Weese, Mike Weese, (Victoria), sisters An Burnett, Doreen Weese-Sauer, and Michelle Weese, as well as several nieces and nephews.
There will be a family and friends meal at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a memorial donation to The American Heart Foundation.
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