Richard Placek
April 19, 1948 - October 07, 2020
Birthplace: Omaha, Nebraska
Resided In: Omaha, Nebraska

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Richard Joseph “Rick” Placek, age 72, of Omaha, Nebraska, passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at Bergan Mercy Hospital in Omaha. Rick was born April 19, 1948 in Omaha, Nebraska, the son of Edwin and Evelyn (Belsky) Placek. He graduated from Ryan High School in 1966 and later the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He lived for a short time in California but lived most of his life in Omaha. He was a business consultant for medical practices for over 28 years. He was still doing tax preparation work for several clients. Rick was united in marriage to Teresa Harold on October 20, 2000 in Omaha, Nebraska. He was very proud to be a born again Christian and when he was able, attended the Westside Baptist Church. He was an avid golfer and a Nebraska Cornhuskers fan. Rick and Teresa loved traveling and Rick always loved looking at the architecture and buildings. They enjoyed eating out and going to the movies. Rick was a very gentle and kind man.

Preceding him in death were his parents and brother: Robert “Bob” Placek. Survivors include his wife: Teresa Placek of Omaha; brother: Ron Placek (Vicki) of Logan, IA; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Wendell and Janet Harold of Omaha; sister-in-law: Linda Calder (Alex) of Lee’s Summit, MO; nephews: Zachary Calder of Columbia, MO; Matt Placek (Jessica) of Mondamin, IA; and Andy Placek (Sarah) of Woodbine, IA; niece: Sarah Moss (Scott) of Logan, IA; and many other relatives and friends.

There will be a private family graveside service at Evergreen Cemetery in Red Oak, Iowa and a celebration of life service to be held at a later date in Omaha. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel of Red Oak, Iowa, is in charge of arrangements.


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