Rick Schlegel, age 67, of Woodward, Oklahoma, went to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his family on December 2, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Memorial services will be held at Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church, Kansas Campus, Woodward, OK, on Saturday, December 11th at 11:00 am. The address is 1900 Kansas Avenue, Woodward, OK.
Rick Schlegel was born on June 2, 1954, to Norbert and Jaye Nell Schlegel in Shamrock, TX. After graduating from high school in Shamrock, TX, he went to Texas Tech University and received his bachelor’s in Engineering. After graduating from Texas Tech, Rick worked for several state government agencies including the NRCS and USDA Rural Development in Oklahoma. As the State Engineer for the Oklahoma USDA RD, he oversaw countless infrastructure projects across the state. He also received multiple Engineering awards and played a crucial role in the development of the Engineering standards still being used by the USDA RD currently. After Rick’s retirement from the USDA RD, he developed a passion to serve small communities through private engineering. Over the last ten years, he has assisted many towns in Oklahoma to receive funding for projects that were essential for their critical infrastructure and municipal needs.
He loved adventure, travel, and God’s beautiful masterpieces. He enjoyed traveling to the mountains and the ocean and seeing wildlife. He loved time with his grandkids and watching the OSU Cowboys. He was a hard worker, generous, kind, humble, and patient. He was a good Dad, Grandaddy, friend, and boss. He had a kind and warm smile that you will never forget.
Rick was preceded in death by his father Norbert Schlegel; mother Jaye Nell Schlegel, and sister Rhonda Schlegel.
Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter and son and their spouses, Kacie and Cole Bond, and Cory and Ashlye Schlegel; grandkids Carlye, Caden, Cyler, and Caleb Schlegel, and Bryce, Brylex, and Brooklynn Bond. He also has two sisters and brother-in-law, Kim Christner, and Teresa, and Mark Caldwell, as well as nieces and nephews.
Rick loved to support missions and had a passion for helping to provide water to our communities as a Civil Engineer. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donating to drill a water well through his church that will be in memory of him for the mission to share Jesus and the need for fresh water in India. To drill one water well costs $2500. Donations can be made in memory of Rick Schlegel to:
Attn: Rick Schlegel Memorial Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church 1620 Lincoln Ave Woodward, OK 73801 580-256-4637 firstname.lastname@example.org