Rick J. Harper (1952-2019)

Rick J. Harper, 67, passed away March 20, 2019. He was born Feb. 6, 1952 in Salina, Kan. to Harland and Marcelyn (Davis) Harper.
Rick married Kim Lindburg in Lindsborg, Kan. on April 24, 1982. He was a Deputy Sheriff for Ellsworth County Sheriff’s Department for many years. He was a sports enthusiast, bowled for many years, enjoyed cheering for the KSU Wildcats and Kansas City Royals, and loved fishing with his fishing buddy, Ken.
Rick attended Central Christian College in McPherson where he was pitcher for the Tiger baseball team.
Rick is survived by his wife, Kim Harper of Ellsworth; brother-in-law, Larry Pucket of McPherson; sister-in-law, Daytha Lindburg of Lindsborg; niece, Becky Bornhoft (Dan) of Gilbert, Ariz.; niece, Shelly Marsh (Kevin) of Kansas City, Mo.; niece, RaDonna Friesen of Aurora, Colo.; and his beloved dog and cats.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Vicki Pucket.   
Family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at Parsons Funeral Home, Ellsworth.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, April 29, 2019 at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to SRL All Breed Dog Rescue, American Diabetes Association, or Donor’s Choice, in care of the funeral home, PO Box 45, Ellsworth, Kan. 67439.
Condolences may be left at parsonsfh.com

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