Rick Whittaker

Profile Updated: June 9, 2014
Residing In: Muscatine, IA USA
Spouse/Partner: Rosemary
Occupation: President/CEO - Heartland Renewable Energy
Children: Alicia (Wish) Payne
Erik Whittaker
Grand Children

Breanna Payne
Emily Payne

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I received my Associates degree in Civil Engineering in 1971 followed closley by my marriage to Rose Curtis from the MHS class of 1970. We have been married 41 years this summer.
I began work with the department of transportation of Illinois. (six months). I then worked at Stanley Consultants as a design technician for 8 years. After that i worked in the engineering department at Grain Processing in Muscatine as the chief designer for 28 years before retiring in Feb of 2006.
Along with 7 other investors we started a company called Heartland Renewable Energy and have been trying since 2006 to get an ethanol plant started that uses sugar based feed stock such as sugar beets instead of corn. We are presently working in North Dakota to make this happen.
I am hoplessly hooked on Genealogy and have figured out family roots as far back as the 1500's in Scotland. I also have connections to the Hollidays who came to Muscatine in 1836, while the Indians were still here.

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Hi Cliff
Great to hear from you.hope all is good with you and that you are enjoying the webpage
We are getting a great turn out for the 50th reunion over 110 classmates plus their guest. Do you think you will make it back for it.
Rick

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Diane your password is bunkerdiane69 you can change it after you log on

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Happy Birthday Denny.

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Happy. Happy. Happy birthday Rick!

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Hi Alan
So glad you joined. hope you are liking looking thru ll the class info. We will be meeting 7-10-18 to decide on the 50th reunion date, i will be posting the results shortly after the meeting

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Hi Valerie glad you joined

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Posted on: Aug 18, 2017 at 9:42 AM

Another year has passed and here we are... Happy Birthday Rick, I hope you have a great day and catch a lot of fish.Love you Cuz

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Hi Craig how are you doing

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Welcome Dwayne to the site. Hope to see you at Ardon Creek in September

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Hi Harry
Welcome to the site. Hope you enjoy it.
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Hi Lester
Hope you enjoy the site.
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Daughter: Alicia "Wish" Payne
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Son-In-Law: Troy Payne
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Troy and Wish
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Daughter-in-law Sara with Son Erik at their wedding.
Grandaughters Emily and Breanna
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Grandaughter - Breanna age 13 - 2009
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Grandaughter - Emily age 7 - 2009
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My 2009 Xmas present.
Breed: Cavashon
Tucker DeWayne Whittaker