Feb 23,1958---Jul 24,2021

Richard James "Rick" Komer who was born February 23, 1958 in Kansas City, Mo  passed away unexpectedly  on July 24, 2021.  Visitation will be from 5-6:00 PM followed by a Funeral Service at 6:00 PM, Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at the Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia St., Lenexa, KS.  

 

He graduated from Hickman Mills High School in Kansas City, Mo.  He earned a bachelor's degree from University of Central Missouri and completed his Masters Degree from Rockhurst University.

 

Most recently Rick was a Systems Manager for KC Life Insurance and had spent his career working in Information Technology including a long tenure at Hallmark Cards, Inc.  Family was very important to Rick. He enjoyed being a Dad and Grandfather.  He cherished the friendships from his bowling teams, USBC Tournaments, golf teams, and his work.  He loved his sports and the companionship it brought.  He played on the KC Life Bowling and Golf Leagues, the Olathe East Bowling League, USBC Tournaments, and he was a huge fan of the KC Chiefs, KC Royals and the KU Jayhawks.  Rick loved to travel and he loved traveling with family and friends.  Some of his favorite trips were going on his annual bowling trips, Vegas Trips, taking Cruises, and he loved going down to Big Cedar Lodge with his Family.

 

Rick is survived by his wife, Denise, four children: Laurie (Tim) Yates, Michael Komer, Erin (Kenny) Brown and Matt (Lacey) Arnold, four grandchildren Hannah, Ben, Jack, Brooks, twin brother Bob (Sharon) Komer, sister Janet (Roger) Gelsinger and many nieces, nephews and extended family.   

 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making memorial contributions to “Harrison's Hydration Station” which will benefit the cancer patients at the KU Cancer Clinic receiving chemo treatments. Harrison Westerfield is Rick’s nephew and has been receiving chemo treatments at the KU Cancer clinic for almost 2 years. Harrison’s Hydration Station will provide better beverage options for patients receiving chemo infusions as well as the nursing and administrative staff at KU Cancer Clinic.  https://gofund.me/5a165e3f

 



Condolences

Stephanie Owens Jul 26 ,2021

Friend ,North Kansas City

Laurie and Family- I am so sorry for your loss. I know your Dad played a very special part in your life as you shared with me a lot of happy memories you had with him. You all are in my thoughts.

Mary & Sylvia Dougherty Jul 26 ,2021

cousins ,Brandon ,Florida

We're so sorry.

Keith Tate Jul 26 ,2021

Rick was a great comrade at Hallmark. Our sincere condolences to Janet, Denise and the rest is his family. Rest In Peace my friend.

Kimberly & Monty Tranbarger Jul 27 ,2021

Friends ,Lenexa ,Kansas

Denise and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Rick was a great guy, full of life, love for his family, and fan of his hometown teams. We hope you will find comfort in the happy memories with him. It's awesome that you are honoring Rick by having donations sent to Harrison's hydration station. We enjoyed seeing you and Rick recently and send our love. Grace and peace, Kimberly and Monty Tranbarger

Dennis Patton Jul 27 ,2021

friend ,Liberty ,Missouri

I was shocked and saddened to hear of Rick's passing. My deepest sympathy goes out to Denise and the rest of Rick's family. Rick was a great friend and we had many great times together. I was fortunate to be a part of many of those USBC and league bowling teams that Rick so enjoyed. We also enjoyed many years of playing in the UCM Alumni golf tournament. He will be missed by many. May God comfort his family in this difficult time

Grant and Lori Wuellner Jul 27 ,2021

Denise and Family, We were saddened to hear about the sudden loss of your loved one, Rick. Praying that God's peace will be over each of you in the days ahead. ~ Grant and Lori Wuellner

Jean Lockhart Jul 27 ,2021

Friend of Janet ,Shawnee

Janet your brother was way too young, gone way too soon. I am so sorry for your loss.

cathy boyd Jul 27 ,2021

Friend ,Lenexa ,Kansas

Denise, and family. We are heartbroken for you and pray that you will find strength in the love of family and friends. Rick was a great guy and will be missed by all that knew him.

Colmer & Arnold Families Jul 27 ,2021

Family ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Matt, Erin and Komer Family, Our deepest sympathy to your families. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

monte snyder Jul 28 ,2021

friend ,MO - Missouri ,Missouri

Sorry for your loss.

Angela Nelson Jul 29 ,2021

Co-worker of Denise at AKC ,Kansas City ,Kansas

I'm so sorry for your loss. There is nothing anyone can say that will help right now. I will pray for strength & healing for your entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless.

Mike Guyer Jul 29 ,2021

friend of family ,Blue Springs ,Missouri

Rick and I jibber-jabbered quite a bit when he was a Hallmarker -- was a pretty funny guy to talk to. So sorry to hear of his loss -- way too young. My heart reaches out to Janet and the Komer family.

Shere & Roy Graham Jul 29 ,2021

Friend ,LEES SUMMIT ,Missouri

Hugs and prayers to Rick's family! We always loved seeing Rick's smiling face at Hallmark!

Lisa McCord Jul 31 ,2021

Rick was one of my favorite people to work with on any "technical" issue at Hallmark. He was always ready to help and share a laugh. Praying that the Lord provides comfort for those who knew and loved Rick.

Melanie S. McKinney Jul 31 ,2021

Friend and coworker ,Lenexa ,Kansas

Saddened by the news of Rick’s passing, May the Lord hold and comfort you now through this difficult time. Sincere Sympathies to all the family.

Ruthie Hubbard Aug 02 ,2021

Friend ,Kearney ,Missouri

I worked with Rick at Hallmark. He was smart and always helpful. But most of all had a smile, a laugh, and a story to share every time we met. One of my favorite people. God's comfort and peace to his family.

Mary Anne and Gordon Brown Aug 03 ,2021

Acquaintance ,Shawnee ,Kansas

Rick will be remembered as always having a friendly smile for everyone.

Carla Sneed Aug 03 ,2021

Cousin ,Holt ,Missouri

I’m sorry we were unable to make it to the funeral, we are in the process of moving. You have been in our thoughts lately and have our deepest condolences. God bless you Bob and Janet.

Kathy & Terry Cordova Aug 06 ,2021

Friends- Terry & Hunter we’re PIKE brothers. ,Leawood ,Kansas

Denise we are so sorry to hear of Rick’s unexpected passing. So glad we got to see you all recently at Westerfield’s. Praying Gods grace will carry you through these difficult days, and happy memories will bring you comfort. With love… Kathy and Terry Cordova

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia St.
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Aug 03 ,2021
Time:
5:00 PM
Google Map:
Event:
Celebration of Life
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia St.
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Aug 03 ,2021
Time:
6:00 PM
Google Map: