Richard L. “Dick” Cosaert

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.



  • Deb Moss Posted September 30, 2022 10:53 am

    I’m so sorry to hear about Dick’s passing. His love, joy and passion for the racing industry was like no other. I loved serving on the board with him, so rational & always willing to listen. Vicki, you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Sheryl Moomaw Posted October 1, 2022 7:56 am

    Vickie and family, you have not left my thoughts since we first received word Dick was not doing well. Memories from the time I worked with him at Cubby’s flood my mind. We loved his Panera bagel drop offs and catching up after he retired. He was quite the businessman and I respected him so much! Continued thoughts and prayers during this time. Dick will definitely be missed hy so many.
    Sheryl Moomaw

  • Patty Law Wilson Posted October 1, 2022 2:29 pm

    To Dicks Siblings and others who loved him: it saddens me to hear of a loss in this world. May you all find comfort knowing he loved you. Patty Law

  • Jane Seaton Posted October 2, 2022 5:47 pm

    Vicky and family. We are so very sorry for your loss! We had many good times together during the early years of our mRruages.

  • Dan and Jane Seaton Posted October 2, 2022 5:51 pm

    May you find comfort in your memories. We had lots of good times together in the early years of our marriages. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Jane Seaton Posted October 2, 2022 6:26 pm

    May he Rest In Peace and you find comfort in your memories!

  • Terry and Roxann Moore Posted October 2, 2022 6:46 pm

    Dick was a cousin and friend and will always be remembered. So sorry for your loss.

  • Tracy Buck Posted October 3, 2022 8:11 am

    I am very sorry to hear about Dick. My heartfelt condolences go out to family and friends of him.
    Dick hired me at Cubby’s in Norfolk almost 18 years ago. I can still hear his voice today, as we talked almost daily on the phone, back in the day. I learned a lot from him, and use that knowledge every day.

  • Robert Stammeyer Posted October 4, 2022 9:54 am

    Vicky and family, was sad to learn of Dicks passing. I can honestly say Dick was the best boss/supervisor I have ever worked with. Dick was very intelligent and a great mentor. Even as life goes on there will be a void left by Dick that can never be filled. Our thoughts and a prayer for you all at this time. RIP Dick you will be missed. Robert and Karen Stammeyer past Cubbys manager Red Oak Iowa.

  • Jane okasaki Posted November 1, 2022 3:34 pm

    I am so very sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. All through our high school years in Corning, Iowa, I sat between Dick and Doug Chute in home room.. There was never a dull moment! Dick was a natural leader and I know that he will be dearly missed by those who knew him. May God comfort his beloved immediate and extended family at this time of sorrow and loss.

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