Richard Alexander Lind, Sr., lovingly known as "Rick", 75 of Victoria, went to his peaceful rest, Thursday, April 18th, surrounded by his loving family. Rick's family and friends will gather to celebrate his life at 11:00AM, Saturday, April 27th at Grace Funeral Home, 2401 Houston Hwy in Victoria.
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Rick was born October 26th, 1943 in Goliad, Texas to the late Rudolph Earl Lind, Sr. and Lorell Susanne Horney Lind. Spending his whole life in the Crossroads area, he graduated from Goliad High School. Rick was an excellent cook and enjoyed doing so for family and friends. He was known for his dinner rolls that were of course homemade. It was also known that no one could cook in "his" kitchen. Rick owned and operated, "Rick's Lawn Care" for over 35 years in the Victoria and surrounding areas. As well he and his longtime companion, Mario, owned and operated, "The Antique Trading Company" for many years, they enjoyed going antiquing whenever they could. After Rick retired 15 years ago, he found great joy in volunteering for Meals on Wheels and worked for the Victoria Advocate as an Independent Contractor, delivering papers to local business in the Crossroads area. Rick was an avid UT Sports fan, he was always cheering on all the different sports teams from UT. Rick married is longtime love, Mario Baggio, November 15, 2016, together they recently celebrated 39 years together. Rick also enjoyed working in his flower gardens and was a lover of music and dancing, especially Polka music. Rick was preceded in death by his parents, Rudy Earl Lind, Sr. and Lorell Horney Lind; his son, Richard Alexander Lind, Jr. and his brother, Mike Lind.
Rick leaves to cherish his memory his husband of over 39 years, Mario Baggio-Lind; granddaughters, Magnolia Grace and Camille Ruth Lind; sisters, Lori Lind and Kirsten Lind and her wife, Debbie; brothers, Rudy Lind, Jr and his wife, Bettie and Derek Lind and his wife, Debbie; sister-in-law, Debbie Lind; 8 nieces and nephews, Tammie Lind and her companion, Barton Bowers, David Lind, Zandy Lind and his wife, Liz, Doug Lind, April Lind, Stephanie Barr and her husband, Shane, Ryann Krauskopf and her husband John, and Sarah Lind and her companion, Chris Dickens; 17 great- nieces and nephews; 1 great-great nephew; and his beloved four legged furr babies, Jackie and Josie; along with a host of other loving friends.
Memorial donations in Rick's memory are requested to be sent to The John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health, 11901 Santa Monica Blvd, #410, Los Angeles, CA 90025, Aplastic Anemia and MDS International Foundation at www.AAMDS.orgor Hospice of South Texas Victoria, 605 Locust Ave., Victoria, TX 77901 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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