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Rick E. Setser

06/15/1954 - 07/18/2015
Service Date: 07/23/2015
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mesa Central Stake Center, 925 North Harris Drive, Mesa, Arizona

Rick Setser, 61, of Mesa passed away peacefully on July 18, 2015. There to meet him were his parents, Earl and Betty Setser. Rick led a very active life full of family, friends, racing, and going to the lake. He loved spending time with his best buddy, Jaxson.

Rick is survived by his wife LaDawn, daughter Jordan, grandchildren Jaxson, Hadley, and Elin, and two sisters Cheryl Giltmire of Davenport, IA and Mary Rankin of Bushnell, IL.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 22nd from 6-8 PM at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way in Mesa. Funeral services are Thursday, July 23rd at 10 AM at the LDS Chapel, 925 N. Harris in Mesa, preceded by a visitation at 9 AM.


  • Daryl McCleery

    My thoughts and prayers are with his family and especially his sister Mary.

  • Dear Setser Family: I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that has given me comfort when I have lost loved ones. The words found at John 6:40 and Revelation 21:4 tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our loved ones as well as do away with all causes we have for suffering, including sickness and death. May the memories of Rick and these promises from God comfort you in the days to come.

  • Paul Neighbors

    Rick was a fair man as a racing official and a great mentor to me regarding nuances of dirt track operations. He will be missed. My sympathy to LaDawn and the rest of the family.

  • As I was doing some prep work on my Sprint car, I thought back to the time Rick graciously let me hot lap his car. At that time driving/owning a Sprint car was mostly a dream, but Rick’s offer to let me strap in and take some laps lit the fire. After 20 years of stock car racing I saw that dream come to fruition. Without Rick’s encouragement I doubt I would have continued. He will never be forgotten.

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