Richard “Rick” W Droege

Richard “Rick” W Droege, 64, Lee’s Summit, Missouri passed away August 1, 2016. A visitation will be held 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, Missouri. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 AM. Burial in Lee’s Summit Historical Cemetery, Lee’s Summit, Missouri.

Rick was born January 6, 1952 in Kansas City, Missouri to Kenneth & Rosa Mary (Piniecki) Droege. He graduated in 1970 from Lee’s Summit High School. Rick worked at Eldon & Sons Guttering and later, with his brother, Rick owned and operated Better Way Guttering & Siding. He will be remembered for his time singing and traveling with the Dave DeHamer Band. A salesmen at heart, Rick loved sales and working with people. He lived and worked in Sarasota, Florida and after he returned to Kansas City worked at Home Depot in Lee’s Summit. He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include; mother, Rosa Mary Droege, Lee’s Summit, Missouri; daughters & sons-in-law; Mindy & Lon Campbell, Pleasant Hill, Missouri, Marcy & Nathan Cook, Greenwood, Missouri; brother, Michael Droege, Lee’s Summit, Missouri; sisters & brothers-in-law, Kathy & Denis Mattingly, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Sharon & Gene Asay, Kansas City, Missouri; grandsons, Noah Campbell, Ethan Campbell and Anderson Cook and life long friend, Pat Droege, Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Rick loved spending time with his family and his grandsons.


  1. Lori Campbell on August 2, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Offering my deepest condolences to your entire family . (I am Lon’s aunt)
    You are all in my prayers, so sorry for your loss.

  2. Marsha Hedglin on August 2, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I didn’t know Rick,but I know how very much he will be missed. God bless you all.

  3. Missy Light on August 2, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss!
    I’ll never forgot how Rick treated us girls as his own. You guys are in my prayers!
    Love you Mindy, Marcy & Pat!

  4. Jeff and Tara Smith on August 2, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
    With love – Jeff and Tara Smith

  5. Rhonda Weber on August 2, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss! I’ve been blessed to be friends with Mindy and Marcy for almost 40 years. I love their entire family! I’m praying for all of you!

  6. Adena Sukaromya on August 2, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Rick was so fun to be around. Love and prayers for you all. Mindy, Marcy, and Pat know we are praying for you.

  7. Mary Gault on August 2, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss Mindy,Lon, Marcy, Nathan, Pat, Noah,Ethan, and Anderson. I always enjoyed when Rick was around when we all lived in Sarasota. I always gave him a hard time about anything and everything and he always laughed …even when I wasn’t funny haha! Every holiday that we were together with your family the number one request was that Rick make his baked beans… We all loved them…and they were the best! I have some great memories of those times shared in Sarasota. He was a great guy and I look forward to seeing him again someday…..Hope your mansion is close to mine!
    May God comfort you all during this difficult time.
    Love, Hugs, and prayers,

  8. Lnda Bergen on August 2, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    My heart is so heavy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will miss Rick. Had so much fun in February eating breakfast with y’all besides growing up knowing you all.

  9. chandra on August 3, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Sorry for your lost. Keeping you and family in prayer.

  10. Dianne Mattingly on August 3, 2016 at 10:10 am

    A very nice man; always enjoyed his nice smile & time spent together at Christmas. He will be missed by family & friends.

  11. Robin Johnson on August 3, 2016 at 10:11 am

    My deepest sympathy to all his family & friends.

  12. Phil Smith on August 3, 2016 at 11:31 am

    My condolences to you, Mindy and your entire family on the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you as I know he will be deeply missed.

  13. The Fosters on August 3, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Please accept our deepest condolences. We are very sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days and months ahead.

  14. Dixie and Marvin Droege on August 4, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    To all the family. We just read about Rick in the newspaper — too late to attend the services. So sorry to hear the bad news. Our thoughts and prayers go to all of you.

  15. Steve Swaidner on August 6, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    My condolences to the entire family, but most especially Rosa Mary and Brother Mike. My heart is sad today because I just heard the bad news about Rick. Memories of years of campfire stories, cooking, hiking and loving the outdoors and most of all the families of our youth. Peace be with you. May God watch over you with his love.

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