Rick Ratzke, 54, rural Dows, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. Rick was diagnosed with peripheral t-cell lymphoma in early June. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 23, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Williams. Per Rick's wishes, his body was cremated. Burial will be at St. Mary's cemetery in rural Williams following the service. No visitation will be held. The Surls Funeral Home of Williams is in charge of arrangements.