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.