Raymond J. Chick, age 89, of Matlock, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2012, at his home in Matlock.
Visitation will be Friday, November 2, 2012, with the family present from 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. at the Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service in Sheldon.
There will not be a Memorial Service. Private burial will be at a later date.
Online Expressions of Sympathy can be sent to www.andringafuneralhome.com
The Andringa Funeral Home Sheldon Funeral Service of Sheldon in charge of arrangements for Raymond Chick.
Friends are welcome to visit at the home in Matlock. (580 Matlock Blvd.)
Raymond Jesse Chick was born on July 22, 1923 in Moberly, Missouri. He was the son of Edward Thomas and Neola Mae (Newton) Chick. He lived his youth in Columbia, Missouri, where he attended school and graduated from high school.
He married Elsie LaFern Perkins of Columbia, Missouri, on April 18, 1941 in Columbia. He later married Helen. After Helen died he remarried Elsie, whose spouse had also died.
Raymond served in the United States Coast Guard, for two years, attaining the rank of Apprentice Seaman, during World War II. He was honorably discharged. He then was employed by a civilian contractor who contracted with the government. Raymond traveled the United States working with the government and worked at the Nevada test sights, where they prepared the ground for explosions. He retired and enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling the United States and gardening vegetables and flowers. Raymond liked to keep busy tinkering with engines and mechanical things. He also liked to work with wood. Raymond loved animals and rescued dogs, cats, etc. He was also known as a card shark and did a good job playing and memorizing cards. He was a Denver Broncos Fan.
Raymond was a former member of the VFW and American Legion of Boyden, Iowa. He was a City Council Member of Matlock, Iowa.
Raymond was a colorful person and lived his life accordingly.
He passed away on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at his home in Matlock, Iowa.
Those left to cherish his memories are his children: Alice Marie Pitcher of Sterling, CO, Mary Lee and husband Robert King of Branchville, NJ, Rayma Ann Jenkins of Macon, MO, Leona Mae Johnson of Matlock, IA, Raymond Ross Chick of Rock Rapids, IA, Michael Glenn and wife Lisa Mierchie of Sheldon, IA, Charles Raymond and wife Peggy Mierchie of Fairmont, CA; 30 grandchildren; 54 great grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Elsie and wife, Helen, four brothers and two sisters.