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Former Rapides Police Juror, Richard Vanderlick, dies at age 82

Published: Jul. 27, 2021 at 4:05 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 27, 2021 at 4:09 PM CDT
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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Richard Gerald “Luke” Vanderlick, former Rapides Parish Police Juror, passed away on Monday at the age of 82.

Vanderlick retired in 2020. He graduated from Holy Savior Menard High School in 1957 and had a 40-year career at Cleco. He also served in the U.S. Army Reserves.

“Mr. Vanderlick was a great man that served his constituents to the best of his ability,” said Craig Smith, Rapides Parish Police Juror. “He was always very involved within the police jury. Some of his accomplishments were creating a gravity drainage district to help alleviate flooding and the creation of some fire districts within his jurisdiction. He would always help any juror that needed a hand. He was a great friend to me.”

Visitation will be on Wednesday, July 28, at 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning at John Kramer & Son Funeral Home.

There will be a Mass of Christian burial held at St. Rita Catholic Church on Thursday, July 29 at 10:00 a.m.

For more information on funeral arrangements and his full obituary, click here.

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