In Memory of Dean R. Fick



Dean R. Fick
Dean R. Fick
Born: September 18, 1943
Died: August 31, 2019
Age: 75
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Dean R. Fick
September 18, 1943 - August 31, 2019
From: Battle Creek, IA

Dean R. Fick, age 75, of Battle Creek, Iowa passed away on Saturday, August 31, 2019, at UnityPoint Health - St. Luke’s Hospital of Sioux City, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Rev. Neil Wehmas & Rev. Richard A. Salcido will officiate. Committal Services will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery of Battle Creek, Iowa. Military Rites will be conducted by the Maple Valley Post No. 364 of the American Legion of Battle Creek, IA. A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa.  The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Battle Creek & Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com

Dean was born September 18,1943, in Bloomfield, Nebraska, to Hans and Florence (Fick) Fick.  He was born in the doctor’s office. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Battle Creek, Iowa. Dean attended Battle Creek Community School, graduating with the class of 1961. After high school, Dean attended Midlands College in Freemont, Nebraska, for 2 years.

After college, Dean returned home to help his father with the farm work when his mother became ill. He enlisted in the Army National Guard where he served for 6 years. Dean married Janice Sacquety on December 27, 1964. The couple were blessed with 2 daughters, Amy and Carol. The couple later divorced.

On May 27, 2006, Dean married Peggy Bell. Dean was a faithful member at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Battle Creek for many years where he served as President and Vice-President, Sunday School Superintendent and trustee. Dean was currently a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa, where he served as an elder, usher and videographer.

Dean was also a member of the Battle Creek Lions Club, where he served as President and Vice-President. He was an instructor in the carpentry program for 10 years at Western Iowa Tech Community College and also a local contractor for many years.

In 1983, he went to work as an insurance adjustor for Ida Mutual Insurance and later purchased into the Pfaltzgraff-McMahon insurance agency which later became known as Pfaltzgraff-Fick. He was the manager for Ida Mutual Insurance agency from 1998-2016. After which time he retired.

Dean spent many years enjoying motorcycling, golfing and playing cards. He also enjoyed spending time with his wife Peggy along with family and friends. His greatest joy was spending time with his granddaughters Ashlyn and Makayla.

Survivors include his wife Peggy Lee Fick of Battle Creek, IA; step-son and his wife Eric and Melanie Bell of Pella IA, two granddaughters Ashlyn and Makayla Bell; sisters-in-law Patty Hamann of Sergeant Bluff, IA, Pam Limoges of Sioux City, IA and Carla Fick of Battle Creek, IA; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many special friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Hans and Florence Fick; 3 brothers James “Boots” Fick, Henry Fick and Harold Fick.

Memorials may be directed to the family to be donated to the Battle Creek Cemetery and Ronald McDonald house in Iowa City in honor of his memory.  

 

SERVICES

10:30 a.m., Wednesday
September 4, 2019
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa

OFFICIATING

Rev. Neil Wehmas &
Rev. Richard Salcido

CASKET BEARERS

Jacob Hamann   
Chad Hamann   
Wade Hamann
Adam Clarey       
Nathan Clarey  
Andrew Limoges

 Honorary Pallbearers:

Ashlyn Bell                   
Makayla Bell   
Lonnie Bennigsdorf       
Marc Albers   
Merle “Butch” Dausel     
Jim Eickholt   
Brian Brown                  
Greg Stork

 



VISITATION

5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa

MUSIC

"The Old Rugged Cross"
"Silent Night"
"Amazing Grace"
"How Great Thou Art"

INTERMENT

Mount Hope Cemetery
Battle Creek, IA


Condolences


Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 1:47 PM
“I'm so sorry to hear of Dean's passing - I have many fond memories of tractor rides with Dean when I was a child. He was such a kind man and will be missed. ”
- Elizabeth Holst Schinazi
Sunday, September 8, 2019 at 1:47 PM
“ Sorry to hear of Dean‘s passing you and your family are in our prayers. ”
- Rick Friedrichsen
Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 1:38 PM
“Peggy & Family We were so saddened to hear of Deans passing. You are in our thoughts & prayers. I remember Dean from the ambulance crew in Battle Creek & of course our Euchre playing days. He was always smiling & there to help in any needs. We will miss his smile & jolly laugh.”
- Bob & Bev Neuhaus
Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 11:47 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss peggy. Dean was such a great person. Always asked about the family wherever I saw him. He will be truly missed”
- Megan Ackerman
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 4:20 PM
“Peggy, we are so sorry to hear of Dean's passing. Dean was a wonderful person and we loved visiting with him over the years. He will be missed. Blessings to you and your entire family. ”
- Marc and Marsha Kjar
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 4:20 PM
“Worked with Dean on Lions Eye Project. We came from The Sac City Lions to help with camera. My condolences to his family”
- Larry Peyton
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 4:19 PM
“My sympathy to all of Dean's family. I'm thankful for all the memories and fun we had. I'm sure you all have fond memories as well.”
- Terry Olsen
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 4:19 PM
“Dear Peggy & Family,
We are so sadden to hear of Dean's passing. Brian enjoyed playing golf with him these past summers and was so pleased when Dean invited him to be his partner in the Battle Creek tournament at the Ida Grove Golf Course. We will miss his sense of humor and smile.
Please know we are sending healing prayers and wishing you peace and strength during this sad time.
In deepest sympathy,
Brian and Barb
- Brian & Barb Bennigsdorf
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 4:19 PM
“Am so sorry to hear of the loss of Dean, Peggy. Prayers for you & your family during this sad time. I hope John & Dean are riding motorcycles in the Heavens!!”
- Patricia G. Wilson
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 4:19 PM
“Peggy, Eric, Mel, Ashlyn and Makayla - Our hearts hurt for the loss of a great man! We are thankful for the promise of heaven but pray for you all during this difficult time. Lots of love and prayers!”
- Travis and Sarah Turnbull
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 4:19 PM
“We were saddened to learn of Dean's passing. We shared many great times in the past and will miss his pleasant smile and cheerful ways.”
- Jim & Ann Holst
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 4:19 PM
“Deepest sympathy Peggy and family at Dean's passing. God Bless!
- Fern Krayenhagen
Monday, September 2, 2019 at 10:01 AM
“So sorry to hear about Dean , his family is in my thoughts and prayers.🙏”
- Jennifer Vermeys Jackson
Monday, September 2, 2019 at 10:01 AM
“Peggy, we are so sorry. Dean left this life too soon. We only met him a couple of times, but we can certainly understand why he was so loved. ”
- Cheryl and Fred Krueger
Monday, September 2, 2019 at 10:01 AM
“Peggy I’m so sorry for your loss! Dean seemed like a wonderful man and had a great sense of humor. ”
- Karen Loos
Monday, September 2, 2019 at 10:01 AM
“May God wrap His loving arms around you all during this time of grief and grant you His peace that transcends all understanding knowing that Dean is in the presence of our Lord and Savior. With heartfelt condolences, prayers and love, Donna ”
- Donna Kallas
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