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Robert L. Schick

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
Robert L. Schick

DIXON – Robert L. Schick, 93, of Dixon, died Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, at Heritage Square in Dixon. He was a maintenance mechanic and welder for ComEd at the Byron nuclear plant before retiring.

Robert was born Aug. 25, 1920, in Dixon, the son of Herman Eugene and Adaline (Talmadge) Schick. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II. He married Margaret Mae Donoho on Jan. 1, 1944, in Princeton. She preceded him in death on Aug. 11, 2005. Robert was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Dixon.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Schick of Kihei, Hawaii, and Gary (Paula Murphy) Schick of Nachusa; one daughter, Cheryl (Billy) Deen of Forreston; six grandchildren, Ronald Deen of Forreston, Janice (David) Ertmer of Wisconsin, Karyn (Ian) Williams of Arlington Heights, Joshua (Danielle) Schick of Peoria, Ariz., and Kayla Schick and Ryan Schick, both of Kihei; four great-grandchildren, Mitchell Ertmer of Wisconsin, Alexander Williams of Arlington Heights, and Brayden and Payton Schick, both of Peoria, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.

He also was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Harms; and one brother, Clifford Schick.  

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday and the funeral at 11 a.m. Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Marilyn Nolan, pastor, officiating. Military honors, provided by the Dixon combined veterans organizations, will follow the service at the church. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon. Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established. 

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