Richard (Rick) Alan Hennekam, 63 a resident of Gonzales, LA passed away at home on May 26, 2022. He was originally from Terre Haute Indiana and lived in Plantation Florida with numerous other stops along the way. His entrepreneurial drive started at an early age selling fruit off the trees from his little red wagon to the people in his neighborhood. That drive led him to a variety of businesses throughout his life. Businesses he owned included car lots, a jewelry store and most recently an antique store. Everyone knew his smile and his infectious joyous personality. His greatest joys came from being able to help others and lend a hand up whenever he could. He is survived by his partner of 19 years, Eva Friedman; mother, Wilma Jean Hennekam; sister, Tracy Hennekam; sons Shaun Hennekam and Jakob Hennekam and his grandson, Leo Hennekam. He will be missed by his extended family members, friends and Athena and Apollo his most recent shelter dogs. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, charities that were near and dear to his heart. Memorial service will be held June 2nd, 2022, at 10:30am at The Venue, 13475 Highway 431 Suite K, St. Amant, LA.

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