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Frederick "Rick" Royce Magnus, 77, of Jackson, Missouri died Monday, January 22, 2018 at his home in Jackson. He was born November 8, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Frederick and Ethladel Magnus.

Rick married Carole Holstein June 8, 1962 at Succasunna, New Jersey.

Rick earned his Master's degree in Forestry from Michigan State University.

He worked for the US Forest Service, as a Forester and Wilderness Ranger for 29 years.

He is survived by his wife Carole of Jackson; a son, Gene Magnus of Cape Girardeau; a daughter, Rika Gaylord of Brighton, Michigan; four grandchildren and one great grandson.

He was preceded in death by his brother and parents.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 11 a.m. at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau with the Rev. John Dehne officiating.

The family requests Memorial contributions, in lieu of flowers, to be given to Jackson Riverside Library or to Alcoholics Anonymous.

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