Richard Iverson (February 04, 1948 - April 23, 2023)

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Richard Iverson
  • February 04, 1948
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  • April 23, 2023

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Richard Iverson, 75, loving husband, father and papa passed away peacefully on April 23, 2023 at Cornerstone Hospice in The Villages, FL.

Rick was born in Chicago on February 4th, 1948, graduated from Oak Park River Forest High School and attended college in IL and IA. He was a gifted athlete excelling at baseball, bowling (including several 300 games), pool, golf, corn hole, and Bocce. 

His life is full of stellar achievements including being drafted into the 1972 Mets baseball team as a pitcher and 2nd baseman. Rick had the innate ability to envision and design many things. He holds two patents: The CaulkSaver which was many years in the making; and he was a primary creator of a patent for a golf tee. 

Rick was proud to have served as a police officer, detective and evidence technician with the River Forest, IL, Police Department for many years.  He followed with other careers that included being a safety director for a trucking company, owning and operating his own deli (we called him “the deli man”) and finally as an all-around handyman. 

In his retirement years, Rick was happiest as a woodworker and spent hours in his garage dreaming up things to make with all of his tools and sophisticated equipment. He loved to please people with his creations, having made hundreds of items including: tables, lamps and clocks, light houses, wishing wells, corn hole boards, Christmas decorations and children’s toys. Rick will be missed for his laughter and quirky sense of humor, his love of board games and cards, and his willingness to help anyone at any time – day or night.

Rick is survived by his wife, Pamela, his daughter Kelly Caposieno (Heide), his son, James Iverson, his step-son Christopher Maass (Jennifer), his grandchildren Jimmy Gagnier, Alexis Gagnier, Calvin Maass, Duncan Maass, and Emmy Rose Iverson; his four siblings, Sue Bouchard (Tom), Kathy Schmidt (Mike), Ray Iverson (Marian);  and Karen Kvasnicka (Rich), as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins, and his extended Gronemeyer in-law family; and more friends than he could ever have imagined. He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond, and his mother Maybelle. 

The family would like to thank everyone for the loving messages and prayers through this hard time. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to: Cornerstone Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation at

Celebrations of Life will be held early summer in IL and late autumn in FL. Details TBD. 

Among the best things we can give each other are good memories.” – Henri J.M. Nouwen.

Arrangements entrusted with BALDWIN BROTHERS Funeral & Cremation Society-Spanish Springs, 352-430-1449.  Sentiments are encouraged at

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  1. Chris and Frank Wetterau posted an image:
    03 May 2023
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  2. Chris and Frank Wetterau says:
    03 May 2023
    Rick was a good friend. Talented and generous. Always happy to see Rick and Pam. Funny thing I just pulled out one of his caulk savers. Guess I’ll always have a memento. Rest in Peace.

  3. Pat LaGatta says:
    29 Apr 2023
    HH2N Thank you Rick for doing so much that has made many people much happier.
    Your friend, Pat

  4. Jack Gaza says:
    29 Apr 2023
    Our sympathies to Pam, Kelly, Heidi, Christopher, Jennifer and Jim. Rick’s friendly nature drew people to him as evidenced by the number of neighbors and friends at his recent 75th birthday celebration. Florida Christmas will not be the same without him.
    With love and sorrow,
    Jack and Lorraine

  5. Burt Marlowe says:
    29 Apr 2023
    Rick would ask if the sawing noise bothered me because I live across the street. It was quite the opposite. I enjoyed hearing the noise because it meant Rick was happy doing woodwork in the garage. I enjoyed walking over there and talking to him. Some light conversations, some heavy ones, he will be missed!

  6. Christine Gaza says:
    29 Apr 2023
    Rick was an extension of my family. I will cherish the Christmases, his hospitality, all of the jokes, and most important his simile and laugh. My heart goes out to all of the people that loved him most.

  7. Heather McCann says:
    29 Apr 2023
    Thank you for loving my Aunt Pam and her son Christopher. That huge smile, the soft way you spoke, your way with kids.. Always a good time was had when you were around. Love you and miss you. Till we meet again - Heather ❤️

  8. Robbin and Don says:
    28 Apr 2023
    We were recipients of his generous and talented nature. I am sure he will be sorely missed by his many friends and devoted family.

  9. Ray Iverson says:
    28 Apr 2023
    Rick, was my older and only brother. I always and will forever look up to him- The retirement years allowed us to golf together and they were great times. I will miss you - My friend and brother.

    Ray and Marian

  10. Mary Beth Jender says:
    28 Apr 2023
    My heart is aching for all that he knew. Hugs 2 all.
    We lost a good one.
    He had an infectious laugh and always showed he geniunely cared about me, my kids, and my life. So happy he brought the smile back on my "A Nut" godmother Pam's face.

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