BONNE TERRE -- Rick Pence, 57, of Bonne Terre passed away November 11, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born on November 22, 1959, in St. Louis to Albert “Abby” E. and Carol Lee (Miller) Kohut. He was a member of the New Life Assembly of God Church. Rick was very active in his church where he went on several mission trips. He was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and loved being outdoors. He was preceded in death by his father, Albert “Abby” Kohut and a sister, Dawn Pence.

Rick is survived by his wife, Brenda Kay (Martin) Pence; mother, Carol Lee (Miller) Kohut; children, Sherie, Charissa, Joshua and Justin Pence; step-daughter, Amy Simmons; nine grandchildren, Quinton, Brendan, Layla, Keeghan, Jayden, Joshua Jr., Keyari, Gabriella and Bryson; siblings, Sheryl Rosenmiller and husband Steve, Shane Kohut, Shannon SanSouncie and husband Kirby, Randy Pence and wife Cindy, Kim Smith and husband Warren, Tina Hoover and husband Wayne, Russell Pence and wife Dena; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends are all left to mourn his passing.

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Visitation will be Monday, November 13, 2017, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. Service will be Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at 11 a.m. at C.Z. Boyer & Son Chapel in Bonne Terre with Pastor Kevin Kappler officiating. Burial to follow at Bonne Terre Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family in care of C.Z. Boyer & Son Funeral Home in Bonne Terre. View obituary and share condolences online at

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