Richard L. Flick, “Richie”, 80, of Garfield Township, rural Osseo, passed away at home Tuesday morning, March 24, 2020, in the loving care of his family and Black River Falls Hospice.
Richard LeRoy Flick son of Harold and Louise (Olson) Flick was born Sept. 11, 1939, in Fairchild Township. He was raised in rural Fairchild and attended Fairchild Elementary and High School. Richie enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served his country from Feb. 5, 1957, until his honorable discharge on Aug. 30, 1961. While in the service he had been stationed in Atsugi, Japan. Richie was united in marriage to Betty Lou Robertson on April 20, 1959,in Waukon, Iowa. After he was discharged the couple moved to Racine, where for the next 30 years Richie was employed at J.I. Case, working first in machine repair and later as a supervisor. After his retirement from Case the family moved to Garfield Township, rural Osseo. In 1994 he started with a factory position at Global Industries in Osseo. He retired from this job only to return back to Global to work in the office. Due to ill health Richie was forced to fully retire in 2018. Richie had a tremendous work ethic and worked hard all of his life. He loved staying busy working outside taking care of the lawn and cutting wood. He enjoyed working with wood by building cabinets, countless shelves and memory boxes for his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He relaxed when watching the Green Bay Packers, the Badgers and NASCAR. He and Betty loved traveling through out the United States and saw most of the north, west and southern states.
Richie will be dearly missed by Betty, his devoted wife of 60 years; son Richard Jr. “Rick” Flick of rural Osseo; daughter Melanie Faust of Elroy; 2 granddaughters, Sarah and Nic Stuckey of Elroy, Shawna Hodge of Elroy; 9 grandchildren, Veronica Mertins, Nicarah and Nevin Stuckey, Jadyn and Jenna O’Neill, Janessa, Justice, Josie and Jasmine Hodge; brothers, Ronald and Linda Flick of Fairchild, Douglas Flick of Black River Falls, Eugene Flick of Jim Falls; sister Shirley Bertrang of Fairchild; half siblings, Lori Flick Gregori, Gaylord, Adam, Dan, Cliftonand Beryle Skaar; brothers and sisters-in-law, Carol (Robertson) Babiak, Charles and Marion (Robertson) Zimbauer, Ronald and Ardy Robertson, David and Tammy (Robertson) Gerike; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Richie was preceded in death by his parents; sons-in-law, Danny O’Neill and Brian Faust; brothers, Harold “Sonny” Flick and Arlen Flick; half brother Bill Skaar; brother and sister-in-law, Byron Bertrang, Nancy Flick and Bruce Babiak.
Burial will be at a later date in the Levis Cemetery, rural Osseo.
Online condolences can be left at www.andersonfhaugusta.com