Donald P. Flick

donald flick
Donald P. Flick, age 85, of New Hampton, IA, passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at Patty Elwood Center in Cresco, IA. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in North Washington, IA with Father Brian Dellaert and Father David Fleming concelebrating mass. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery in North Washington, IA at a later date. Military Rites by New Hampton American Legion Post #38 and Alta Vista VFW Post #4069. Visitation will be held from 3:00-7:00 PM on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton, IA and will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. There will be a Rosary at 3:30 PM and a Scriptural Wake Service at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home. Online condolences for Donald’s family may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family. Donald Peter Flick was born on July 27, 1933 to Cletus and Laura (Linkenmeyer) Flick in Elma, IA. Don attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in North Washington and graduated from St. Mary’s in 1951. After his graduation he farmed with his family. He entered the US Army in 1953 and served in Korea. Don received his honorable discharge in 1955. Don was united in marriage to Phyllis Hormisch on August 23, 1955 at Immacutlate Conception Catholic Church in North Washington. After their marriage they farmed near North Washington where they raised their three children. Don was a CCD teacher for many years. Don retired from farming in 1995 when they moved to New Hampton. He worked for the City of New Hampton at the Park and Rec and cemetery for several years and later for Mick Gage Plumbing and Heating, a job he enjoyed until his body would no longer allow him to do so. Don also worked as a caretaker for St. Mary’s Cemetery in North Washington and the ASCS office sealing grain bins in Chickasaw County. Don enjoyed farming and going to work at his various jobs. He was involved on several community boards. Don was a lifetime member of the VFW and the Catholic Order of Foresters. Don enjoyed his family and visiting with friends. Don is survived by his children Donna Lou (Craig) Willadsen of New Hampton, Ronald (Roberta) Flick of New Hampton, and Jean Ann (Rich) Hackman of New Hampton; eight grandchildren David (Gretta) Hackman, Shaun (Jeni) Hackman, Jacob (Cassie) Hackman, Matt (Darcy) Hackman, Nicholas (Lindsay) Hackman, Eric (Bryce) Hackman, Todd Willadsen and Kari Willadsen; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters MaryAnn Fleming of Ankeny, IA and Alice “Tudy” (Don) Lockwood of Ponca City, OK; brother Linus “Butch” Flick of New Hampton; sister-in-law Norma Pontenberg of New Hampton; foster daughter Nancy Bruess of Daytona Beach, FL; and several nieces and nephews. Don is preceded in death by his parents Cletus and Laura Flick; his wife Phyllis on February 16, 2006; sister-in-law Madonna Flick; brothers-in-law Robert Fleming and John Pontenberg. Don had a strong love of his church and country.

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  1. Donna, Ron and Jean – I’m so sorry to read of your Dad’s passing. Lots of good memories of visiting back and forth when we were growing up. His was a life well-lived and he’s now with your Mom again. On behalf of the Andy and Sally Grober family, please accept my deepest sympathy.

  2. Donna, so sorry to hear about your dad! He was a great neighbor to us. Ever time he would walk by, he would stop and chat! If you need anything, let me know! Deb Thorne

  3. I have many good memories of Don throughout the years. A proud veteran and such a great community support in Chickasaw County. I have known him since I was a little girl going to church in Nirth Washington. He will be missed. My sympathy to the family. Linda (Zeien) Schmickle, Morganton, NC

  4. May the memories of Donald console you in the next days. He was a great man always with a smile. All our thoughts and prayers. Jeanne and David Roder

  5. My Deepest Sympathy goes out to the entire family of Donald. Prayers and Thoughts are with you all at this difficult time of loss of loved one! Lyn (Meissen) Bruns

  6. Regards to the Fick family. Don was always so nice to me at the library. I enjoyed visiting with him. Keep telling his story.

  7. Dave and I send our sympathy to Don”s family. Don was always so friendly and he will be missed by all who knew him. He was just a kind person.
    Sandy Jaschen

  8. Our deepest sympathy to all of Don’s family…. we go way, way back! So many memories through out the years…..your mom was my live in babysitter, being flower girl at their wedding, enjoying all of your family throughout the years, working with your Grandpa Cletus at the FSA office, working with Don at the FSA office, your dad and I always had lots to talk about when our paths would cross…..I so enjoyed him and all of the family that he leaves behind….. enjoy your memories, he is watching over you joined again with your mom.

  9. So sorry for your loss. Don was such a nice guy and certainly a role model for others to look up to. Thinking of you all.
    Dennis & Marj Troyna

  10. We are so sorry to hear that Donnie passed away. We were good friends and good neighbors for many years and we have a lot of good memories. Thank you, Cassie, for always keeping us updated. We will miss him and we will remember him for the good and kind person that he was. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  11. My sympathy to Donnie’s family. You all have such wonderful memories-his spirit will continue to live in you.

  12. Don was a father figure to me. I always called him Dad when I got to come home. He was a wonderful Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Friend. He will be remembered always in our lives. With love, Richard& Mary Jo Love, Colorado Springs, Colo. May he rest in peace in God’s arms……

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