Richard L. “Dick” Cosaert
January 12, 1947 – September 29, 2022
Richard L. “Dick” Cosaert, 75, passed away Thursday, September 29, 2022 at Azria Longview Memory Care in Missouri Valley, Iowa, with family by his side.
Dick was born January 12, 1947, in Creston, IA to John Philip Cosaert and Mary Catherine (Mahr) Cosaert. He was second of five children. The family lived in Corning, Iowa and moved to the farm, near Mt Etna, when Dick was entering sixth grade where he became active in 4-H showing Black Angus cattle. He married Vickie Blank in August, 1969. They had two sons, Kirk and Danny.
Dick worked for Hy-Vee 25 years. He started in high school and worked his way up where he became a Hy Vee store manager. He managed stores in Waterloo, IA, Iowa City, Lincoln and Omaha. He then joined Cubby’s in Omaha and became president and retired after 24 years. Dick served on the board of the Nebraska Grocers Industry Association for thirteen years.
Dick and Vickie raised thoroughbred horses and raced them at Ak-Sar-Ben then to Prairie Meadows. Dick was on the board of the Iowa Thoroughbred and Owners Association as VP for nine years.
Family was important, especially the five grandchildren. Dick and Vickie enjoyed attending their sports activities and special occasions.
Dick is survived by his wife, Vickie of Logan, Iowa; sons, Kirk (Nancy) of Pleasant Dale, NE, and Dan (Jennifer) of Atkinson, NE; brother, John Cosaert (Barbara) of Verona Wisconsin; sisters: Linda O’Hair of Waukee, IA, Jeanine Luther (Randy) of Keller, TX, and Elaine Monforton (Tom) of Richland, WA; grandchildren: Samantha, Madison, Justin, Kyle and Kaci; brothers-in-law: Kenny (Mary) Blank, Curtis Blank, and Bob (Teri) Blank; many nieces, nephews, and a boat load of friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law, Leonard O’Hair.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE: Monday, October 3rd at 11am at the West Center Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Azria Longview Nursing Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa or to St. Croix Hospice.