Thomas E. "Tom" Fick, 55 of Quimby, passed away suddenly Sunday evening, Oct. 17, 2010 in the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, Oct. 22, at 10:30 a.m. at the Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Quimby. Pastor Don Meyer will officiate. Burial will be in the Grandview Cemetery in Quimby. There will be a family prayer service at 10:15 a.m. at the church on Friday. Visitation will be on Thursday from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home with the family present from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Online condolences can be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com
Tom was born on July 1, 1955 to Harvey & Marlene (Godbersen) Fick in Cherokee. He attended Willow Community School and graduated in 1973. After graduation, he attended Westmar College in LeMars for one year. He was united in marriage to Kathy Powell on April 12, 1975 at the Trinity Lutheran church in rural Marcus. Tom had been a farmer until 1999, was a salesman at Stieneke Ford of Holstein and Rasmussen Ford of Cherokee, Builders Sharpening of Cherokee, from 1999-2007, and most recently a truck driver for Roseland Trucking. He was a member and Elder of the Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Quimby, the Quimby Fire Department and the Cherokee County Reserve Law Officer's Association. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching westerns on television, playing cards, spending time with his family and his new hobby was text messaging to his granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law Dave Powell, and his paternal and maternal grandparents.
He is survived by his wife Kathy, his children: Amber Swank and her fiance Tim Nelson of Quimby; Andy Fick of Vermillion, S.D.; one granddaughter EmaLeigh Swank;
one brother Ron (Phyllis) Fick of Paton; one sister Marcia (John) Smith of Aurelia; three sisters-in-law: Karen (Greg) Ebersole of Storm Lake; Kandy (Bob) Herron of Quimby; Kelley (Mike) Ellis of Meriden; mother-in-law Maurine Powell; and several nieces and nephews.