Dick Degen, 72, peacefully passed away at his home on September 8 ending his year long battle with Glioblastoma. Dick was born in Washington, Missouri and grew up enjoying small town life, loving baseball and the St. Louis Cardinals. He graduated from the University of Missouri and began working as a CPA in Oklahoma. After obtaining his MBA, he started a lifelong career in banking and was a CFO for banks in Missouri, Oklahoma, California and Kansas. Dick was a hard working disciplined employee and a mentor to many who worked with him. He worked long hours but still made time to be involved in his family’s lives. Everyone knew about Dick’s devotion to the Missouri Tigers. He faithfully wore his MIZZOU attire at football games, at home or traveling around the world. Dick always enjoyed hearing MIZ from a fellow fan. Although he loved his MU Tigers, he adored his four children and 8 grandchildren. He coached his children through life in sports, their education and their careers. After he retired, Dick became the #1 counselor at “Nonna Camp”, a name he coined in a yearly Christmas letter. The grandchildren would come over to spend the day with Nonna and Grandpa. Dick could be seen chasing, playing games, giving coaching tips, feeding bottles to babies and “noonoos” to the rest of the campers. Dick cherished that special time with his grandchildren. His example of resiliency and what you can do with a positive attitude will leave a lasting legacy for his children and grandchildren. Dick and Christine were blessed with 43 years of marriage. They were each other’s best friend and were so alike in how they lived their lives.