Rick was born in Huron, South Dakota, on Jan. 2, 1960 to Herb and Karen Hutton. Later, the family moved to Webster City, Iowa. Rick was raised there and graduated from Webster City High School in 1979.
Rick joined the Air Force and spent 4 years in Minot, ND, and in Turkey. He then spent 4 years in the Air National Guard in Des Moines. Rick worked various jobs over the years.
On March 11, 1995, Rick married Kathy Eldridge. They lived in Nebraska, Illinois and Iowa.
Rick loved to fish and spent a lot of time fishing the Mississippi river and various lakes. He would visit Dave Duchene at Clear Lake and try to teach him to fish.
Rick was working at a construction company in Holstein, Iowa, when he died on Nov. 4, 2013. He was staying with Dave and Aileen at the time.
Rick is survived by his wife Kathy and brothers Dave and Dan. His mother, Karen, died in 1971 and his dad, Herb, died in 2005.