Born March 10, 1958 in Olean, NY, he was the son of Francis and Ellen Anderson Reesher.
He graduated from Bolivar Central School in 1976. While in school, he became interested in welding, which began his passion for fixing and building just about anything. After graduating from high school, he served in the U.S. Coast Guard where he was injured causing a lifetime disability. He then traveled to Alaska where he lived life on his own terms, enjoying the free spirit lifestyle. He enjoyed nature, hunting, canoeing, but most of all his ability to serve others. He lived a very frugal life and his fearless nature enabled him to do many things that most people found to be amusing and amazing.
His philosophy came from his grandfather and he lived his life doing and thinking of others, always ready to help anyone that was in need no matter what it may be. He established a business, Rick’s Handyman Service, doing just that.
He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Delta Junction where a Celebration of Life memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 23 at 5 pm. The services will be conducted by Pastor Butch Palmero. Rick will be missed by dear friends and neighbors here in Delta.
Surviving besides his parents are two sisters, Lynda Herne of Ceres and Shae (Jeffrey) Smith of Buffalo, two brothers, David Reesher of Little Grenesee and Kirk (Yvonne) Reesher of Wellsville, a daughter, Shaeleigh of Clearwater, Florida, and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Rick Reesher Memorial Fund at Wells Fargo Bank, 266 Richardson Hwy, Delta Junction, Alaska 99737.