Obituary: Edward Arthur Zick

Edward Arthur Zick was born May 12, 1952 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Thomas and Margaret Zick.

He married Lori Jacobs on May 5, 1973 in Stockbridge, Michigan. Ed graduated from Stockbridge High School in 1970. He obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Western Michigan University in 1974. He also obtained a private pilot’s license from Western. He worked for the State of Michigan for 30 years.

After retiring from the State, he obtained his builders license and enjoyed construction. He worked as a handyman to several people in the community and even past coworkers. He went into business with his son-in-law, Mike Dalton, as Dalton and Zick Builders. He loved the Lord and spent many years gaining knowledge of the Bible. He led or assisted in leading, small group in his home for years, which led to lasting close friendships. He served as Finance Director at Stockbridge United Methodist Church, then when a church change occurred, became the Finance Director at Crossroads Community Church and served on the Board.

He loved his family with his whole heart. He was blessed with three daughters, two sons-in-law, and eight grandchildren. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and boating at his cottage. He loved sports, whether it be watching it, playing it, or coaching it. He loved puzzles, yard work, and cheering on his grandchildren. He was known for his smile, wit, and wisdom. He played the piano, dulcimer, guitar, and any instrument by ear. He loved his country and was very patriotic.

He is survived by his loving wife, Lori, daughters, Jamie Zick, Leah Dalton (Mike), Julie Weare (Justin); grandchildren, Kaylee Dalton, Maddie Dalton, Jacob Dalton, Allie Dalton, Zachary Weare, Lucas Weare, Joshua Weare, and Chloe Weare; brothers, Tom Zick (Marilyn), Bob Zick (Patricia), Steve Zick (Darby), Bill Zick (Carol); sisters, Mary VanAuken, Beth Lancewicz (Garry); as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the Crossroads Community Church on Monday, November 21, 2022 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Crossroads Community Church. Burial will follow at Plainfield Cemetery.

Arrangements by Caskey-Mitchell Funeral Home, Stockbridge.

 

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