Rick D. Vinje

Mar 10, 1960 - Dec 11, 2021


Rick D. Vinje, age 61 of Little Falls passed away suddenly at home on December 11, 2021. Funeral service will be Friday, December 17 at 11:00 AM at the Camp Ripley Chapel with Pastor Thuul officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 AM until the start of the service at the Camp Ripley Chapel. Buria...


Dec 17


Friday, December 17, 2021
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Camp Ripley Chapel

15000 Highway #115
Little Falls, Minnesota 56345

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Dec 17


Friday, December 17, 2021
11:00 am - 11:30 am

Camp Ripley Chapel

15000 Highway #115
Little Falls, Minnesota 56345

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Rick D. Vinje

March 10, 1960 - December 11, 2021

J Jeremy M December 20, 2021

Like many others here, I had the honor to deploy with Rick back in 2008-09. We also worked together on a network at Ripley for many years. He was always in a jovial mood. (Maybe from all the RF from his amateur radios) :) We'll miss you Rick, till Valhalla.

E Emily Larson December 17, 2021

I had the opportunity to get to know Rick during our deployment with 834th and for some time after that. We were in the same section, so had plenty of time to see what the leader, mentor and gentleman he truly was. You could also tell how happy and proud he was of his family! I feel privileged to have know him. He will be missed and my condolences to his family and friends.

S Sharon Pearson December 16, 2021

Rick was such a kind soul. He was a loving and devoted husband and father and he made friends feel like family. He made everyone he came into contact with feel special, cared about and important much like his wife Jeane. He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him. Love Always, Sharon

8 834th Aviation Support Battalion December 16, 2021

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.America the Beautiful was purchased for the family of Rick D. Vinje by 834th Aviation Support Battalion.

M Margaret Rusch December 15, 2021

In loving memory of Rick Al and Margaret RuschAmerica the Beautiful was purchased for the family of Rick D. Vinje by Margaret Rusch.

  Jay S December 15, 2021

I was blessed to have known and worked with Rick for 21 years. Rick was a down-to-earth loving husband, father, friend and patriot. I have nothing but great memories of Rick. He could do anything he set his mind to. May the good memories of Rick comfort the Vinje family during this difficult time.

J Jerome McKenna, DARC Treasurer December 15, 2021

The members of the DARC club offer their condolencesBeautiful in Blue was purchased for the family of Rick D. Vinje by Jerome McKenna, DARC Treasurer.

J Jan & Tom Kilian December 14, 2021

May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.Be My Love Bouquet with Red Roses was purchased for the family of Rick D. Vinje by Jan & Tom Kilian.

D Dan&Laura December 14, 2021

RIP Rick.

D Dan&Laura December 14, 2021

RIP, Rick.

  Debbie Jundt Drong December 14, 2021

We are so sorry for your loss. Rick was a great guy and I am sure he will be greatly missed. Love you all! Debbie and John Drong

J JoAnne Smith December 14, 2021

These memories are 45-50 years old. I was in 7th grade when I met Rick. He was in 6th grade. Tammy was in 5th grade. We used to hang out on the streets of Gonvick. We played Bingo together every Saturday night. We loved hanging out and playing pool at the Club House. Sometimes we just hung out at the Vinje's house. I spent the night with them on the 4th of July 1976. I have so many memories. I have pictures from the old days. I will miss Rick. My condolences to Rick's wife Jeane, kids, father Richard and sister Tammy. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
JoAnne Kruschke Smith

A Amanda Roquet December 14, 2021

Ricky was such a bright soul and always had such a positive outlook on things. He will be truly missed, praying for peace and comfort for all those left behind, Rest in Peace Vinje, until we meet again

T Tribute Store December 14, 2021

From all of the employees of the US Property & Fiscal Offices, our heartfelt condolences to the Vinje family.My Fair Lady was purchased for the family of Rick D. Vinje by Tribute Store.

K KJB December 14, 2021

CandleRick will be truly missed, sorry for your loss.

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