Donald W Fick

January 3rd, 1928 to August 3rd, 2016

Donald W. Fick, 88, of Marysville died August 3, 2016 in hospice at St. John River District Hospital.

He was born January 3, 1928 in Detroit to the late Emil and Johanna Fick. He married Joann Reid on September 6, 1952 in Caro, Michigan.

While in high school in Detroit, Don entered the co-op program and gained employment with DTE. He served his country in the U.S. Army and obtained the rank of Master Sargent. After his service he returned to the employ of DTE. While raising his family he earned his Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Wayne State University. He enjoyed a rich and rewarding career with Edison. In retirement he continued to pursue his passions, including building his dream home on the St. Clair River with his wife Joann. His devotion to God and his community led him to be on the Board of the Marysville Housing Commission from the construction of Vicksburg Hall until 2014, a Life Member of the Port Huron Schubert Club, choir member and Elder at Trinity Lutheran Church Port Huron.

Don enjoyed volleyball, baseball and swimming. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed traveling and hunting the American West, Canada, camping with his family in Michigan and South Carolina and going on cruises to the warm ocean waters and Alaska. He was also a proud participant of the Senior Olympics winning multiple metals.

His life was full of love for his wife, his family, his God, music, sports and his Brittany dogs that have passed before him Lassie, Patsy, Georgie, Mollie and Chase O, all of which gave him great comfort.

He leaves to mourn his passing his wife of 63 years Joann; children, Susan (Todd) Moore, Kathleen (Chuck) McCready, twin sons Robert (Sandra) and Donald (Amy) Fick; grandchildren Cassandra (Adam), Mikel, Christina (Justin), Andrew, Bryan, Anne Marie and Marshall; great grandchildren Elijah, Jackson and Wyatt; sister-in-law, Sybil Behnke; nieces and nephews, Diane, Kris, Barbara, Debbie, Diane, David, Cherrise and Marilyn; and his cat, Fluke.

Those that have passed before him were his brother, Arthur Leo Carl and wife Betty; brother, William; Dear Aunt Helen; his in laws, Ina and Ernest Reid; and brother-in-law, Robert Reid and wife Veda; and brother-in-law, Maynard Behnke.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 7-9 pm Sunday in in the Marysville Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 am Monday, August 8, 2016 in Trinity Lutheran Church with visitation from 10:30 am until the time of service. Reverend Robert Mann will officiate. Military honors will be conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Army. Burial will be in Riverlawn Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church.

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