Travis James Rieck, Age 38, of Palo, IA passed away at the UnityPoint St. Luke’s Hospital on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.
A visitation will be held at the Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home on Monday, January 17, 2022 from 4 to 8 PM. A Funeral Service will be held at the New Covenant Bible Church on Tuesday, January 18 at 1:30 PM with the Pastors Jay Haugh and Mark Forstrom officiating. Interment to follow at the Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery. A reception for Travis will be held at the Palo Community Center following the interment.
Travis was born on July 5, 1983 in Dubuque, Iowa. He was the son of Karen E. Rieck and the late Gary Wayne Rieck. On February 21, 2009, Travis married the love of his life Nicole Harris in Van Horne, IA. He recently purchased Home Repair Team, the business at which he worked for 14 years. Travis was a member of the Palo City Council for several years and always gave everything he had to the City of Palo, the town that he loved, especially helping the city rebuild after the Derecho. He was an avid fan of the outdoors, he especially enjoyed camping, and was an eagle scout. He was a big St. Louis Cardinal and Iowa Hawkeye fan. He enjoyed repairing small engines, and loved baseball, especially coaching his sons’ little league teams. Travis loved woodworking and spending time with his family. Travis served as a mentor to so many people throughout his life. He loved meeting people and would do anything for anybody whenever he could. The Lord gave Travis the gift of repairing anything that needed to be fixed and anything that no one else could fix.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Nicole of Palo, IA; his children, Mason James Rieck, Preston Wayne Rieck, and Ravon Jade Rieck; his mother, Karen E. Rieck of Marion, IA; his brother, Jared K. Rieck of Cedar Rapids, IA, and his sister, Megan L. Rieck of Carbondale, IL; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, as well as nieces and nephews. Travis was preceded in death by his father, Gary, and his maternal and paternal grandparents.