Carl Eugene Wick, age 81 years, passed away September 8, 2019 at Enterprise Estates Nursing Home, Enterprise, KS.
He was born to Harold T. and Marie R. (Kugler) Wick in Abilene, Kansas on April 9, 1938. He attended the Chronister school and graduated from Dickinson County Community High School in 1956. After graduation he worked for a bridge crew on I-70 until his enlistment in the U.S. Army in 1961. He had an honorable discharge in 1963. After his discharge, Gene worked various jobs in his life for friends and neighbors along with working on the family farm northeast of Abilene. In later years, Gene worked on his own farm. Most of his life was lived near the Buckeye community until his home was destroyed in the 2016 tornado. He then moved to Abilene and lived with his brother, Jim.
He loved his pets. Lucy, a miniature Australian Shepard, and Buddy, his rat terrier. He enjoyed spending time in his garden and especially loved growing his own fresh tomatoes. Gene didn’t know a stranger and enjoyed visiting. His smile and his ornery attitude will never be forgotten.
Gene is survived by two brothers, James Wick, Enterprise and Dale Wick, Abilene, Kansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Helen (Wick) Stevens.
Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at Brethren in Christ Church, 1005 N. Buckeye Ave, Abilene, KS. Rev. Dale Engle officiating. There will be visitation with family beginning at 9:30 a.m. until time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Community Meal at Brethren in Christ Church, Abilene, KS in care of Londeen Funeral Home, PO Box 429, Chapman, KS 67431.