Don Schick

Funeral services for Don Schick, 80, rural Lawrence, will be at 10 am Friday at Lone Star Church of the Brethren, with the Rev. Jane Flora-Swick officiating. Burial will follow in Washington Creek Cemetery.

Mr. Schick died Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Donald Duane Schick was born Nov. 6, 1931, about two miles west of Vinland to Avier and Dorothy Edmonds Schick. As a young boy, his family moved to 23rd & Alabama in Lawrence. He attended Liberty Memorial High School and graduated in 1949.

Don attended KU for one year. He then worked for J.C. Penney and Woolworth Co. While with Woolworth’s, he worked in Dodge City, Kan. and Sheridan, Wyo. In 1951, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he was trained as a B-29 Gunner and was a boom operator refueling other aircraft in mid air. He was discharged at the end of the Korean War in the fall of 1953. Don operated Phillips 66 stations and worked in bulk agengy until 1960. He was in the auto parts business for 25 years, beginning at Pippert’s Auto Parts, and later owning and operating Don Schick Auto Parts.

Don married Marjorie Ann Bond on Apr. 10, 1955, in Lone Star. To this union were born two sons, Jerry Dean and Larry Duane.

Don was a member of the Lone Star Church of the Brethren for 57 years. He taught Sunday School, and was a Deacon and youth leader. He enjoyed gardening.

Don is survived by his wife of 57 years, Marjorie Ann Schick, his sons Jerry Schick of Lawrence and Larry Schick and wife Kathy of Meadow Grove, Neb., and grandchildren Valerie Schick of Lincoln, Neb., and Bradley, Kendall, and Joshua Schick of Meadow Grove, Neb.

Friends may call from 9 am to 8 pm Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Don Schick Memorial Fund, or the Lone Star Church of the Brethren Handicap Ramp Fund, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Sheri Cox-Flory...

Marjorie Ann~

Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Don was such a kind and caring gentleman in so many ways. He had a ‘radiating’ smile that I can still see today. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Paul and Sheri Flory

From Sheryl and Brian Simmons...

Dear Larry and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Please know that I am keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. I have many fond memories of your dad. He was always so kind and friendly. I will forever remember his smile! Take care.
Sheryl (Kunc) Simmons

From David A. Hallenbeck...

To the Schick family, Thank you for sharing Don with me. My first job ever was at Pipperts Auto Parts and Don was one of my bosses. Just know that you are lifted up in prayer from Ohio. Much love, David

From jeanette kalb...

I am so sorry to hear of Don’s passing.
He was such a nice guy. I enjoyed working
with him back at Pippert’s.
Thinking of you all. Jeanette

From Mike Schick...

Marjorie Ann,
My wife Fern and I greatly enjoyed visiting with you and Don in the spring. I am very glad we had the opportunity to talk about our family history and to share some family photos and other momentos as well. I greatly enjoyed the stories that Don told about Grandma Schick and other family members. I was really surprised to learn that he had been a tail gunner on B-29’s during the Korean War and I was glad to find the photo we sent Don that our grandmother had of him and his flight crew. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Mike and Fern Schick

From George&Cheryl Hunsinger...

Marjorie Ann and family; I was sadened this morning when I heard this. He was a great man and I’ll miss his wit and wisdom. I used to love listing to him and my dad visit. They were very close in age and both would talk about the military days. Please check my page on Facebook, because I thanked him for everything he did for me. I can still hear his laugh. My wife Cheryl said he aways brightened her night when she worked part time at Checker’s. If there is anything that we can do, just let us know. God bless you guys.

From Rick & Teresa Aldrich...

sorry to hear the loss of a wonderful man, i remember when he worked at checkers. every week for years me and my family would go grocery shopping and we always were able to find Don, the girls loved talking with him because he was such a gentle warm hearted person. our prayers are with his family.

From Adrian Fishburn...

To the Schick family,Thinking of you during this time of loss. Adrian Fishburn Family

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