Neil R. Flick
May 18, 1934-Oct. 2, 2019
Neil Ritz Flick, 85, of Deshler, Ohio, passed away Wednesday evening, Oct. 2, 2019, at Oak Grove Healthcare Center, Deshler.
He was born May 18, 1934, in Holgate, Ohio, to the late Donald and Helen (Ritz) Flick. On July 9, 1955, he married Verlinda Yungmann at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Deshler, and they have shared over 64 years together.
Neil was a Deshler High School graduate and worked briefly for the railroad before he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served during the Korean War and was proud to be a part of the Bugle Corps.
Upon returning home, with the help of the GI Bill, he attended Bluffton College. He was a school teacher, having taught in Hoytville, Westhope, Hamler and Deshler. He furthered his education at Defiance College and BGSU, earning his specialist degree. He became the elementary school principal for Westhope, Hamler, Deshler Patrick Henry Schools. After a fulfilling career in education and mostly in his home community, he retired in 1992. Outside of working in a school, he maintained a license as a barber and worked at the former Ad Baughman Barbershop on Main Street in Deshler.
He was a member of Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church; Deshler American Legion Post #316 and was a former volunteer fireman for Deshler Fire Department.
He is survived by his faithful, loving and dedicated wife, Verlinda “Linda” Flick; sons, Keith (Michele) Flick, Sylvania, Ohio, Rick (Pam) Flick, Deshler, Craig (Jody) Flick, Bowling Green, Ohio; grandchildren, Brandon Flick, Amanda (Corey) Modrowski, Nyssa (Robert) Clark, Lacey (Shawn) Punches, Robert (Rachel) Flick, Joshua Flick, Melody Flick; great-grandchildren, Samuel Flick, Kaylee Modrowski, Henry Clark, Jaden Punches, Brooks Punches, Logan Modrowski; and sister-in-law, Marilyn Flick.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Donald Flick.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Peace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Deshler, Pastor Robert Krueger officiating. A luncheon will immediately follow in the fellowship hall and graveside military honors will take place at 2 p.m. at McComb Union Cemetery, McComb, Ohio. Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. Sunday at Feehan-Rodenberger Funeral Home, Deshler, and from 10-11 a.m. Monday at the church.
The family suggests memorials to Heartland Hospice or Deshler Fireman’s Association.