Richard Allen Zeabart, 62, of Fort Branch, IN, passed away at Riveroaks Health Campus in Princeton, IN, on May 15, 2023. He was born to the late William and Patricia (Richardville) Zeabart on August 2, 1960, in Vincennes, IN.
Rick was a member of Holy Cross Catholic Church. He graduated from Vincennes University with an associate degree in business management and became a sales representative in plumbing distribution. He married the love of his life, Karen McGregor, on December 4, 1987, and they had 2 beautiful children. In his younger years, he enjoyed playing softball, basketball, and bowling at Fort Sackville Lanes and later at ARC lanes in Evansville. Rick also enjoyed fishing, camping, and watching his children play sports. He was a very likeable guy with a great sense of humor who had an affinity for animals.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his nephew, Jimmy Ochs and a great nephew, Zeke Ochs.
He is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Karen Zeabart of Fort Branch, IN; children, Lauren (Cory) Michel of Fort Branch, IN and Zach (Jeanette) Zeabart of Haubstadt, IN; siblings, Greg (Terry) Zeabart of Vincennes, IN and Beth (Jim) Ochs of Bruceville, IN; and grandchildren, Aubree and Alexis Vaal, Zander Zeabart, and Maren and Bodhi Michel.
The family would like to extend their deepest thanks to the faculty and staff at Riveroaks Health Campus and Gentiva Hospice for their exceptional care of Rick in his last days.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, May 19, 2023, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Stodghill Funeral Home in Fort Branch, IN. Donations in his honor can be made to the animal shelter of your choice. Expressions of sympathy can be made at stodghillfuneralhome.com.
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