John Vick

John Roger Vick

August 30, 1944 - February 2, 2018


John Roger Vick was born August 30, 1944 in Elmhurst, IL to Harold and Linnea Vick. He died February 2, 2018 in Brainerd, MN. He grew up in Lombard, IL until the family moved to Staples, MN in 1958. He attended school in Staples for a short time until the family moved to nearby Motley where he graduated from Motley High School in 1962. 


After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was a proud member of the 82nd Airborne Division and served in Korea for two years. In 1967, he married Irene Firn and during their 19 year marriage they had two daughters. He worked for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad from 1969 until his retirement. He enjoyed playing cribbage and the company of friends.  He worked hard keeping up his new home and enjoyed landscaping the property.   


He is survived by daughters Michele Wirtzfeld (Tim), Suzanne Robinson (Stan); four grandchildren, Megan and Dylan Wirtzfeld, Darby and Riley Robinson; former wife, Irene Vick; his sisters Sheila Bryce (Larry), Marsha Jordahl (Ed) and step-sister Pat Koehler (Ed); niece Julie Schmitt (Rob), nephew Shawn Jordahl (Stephanie); great-nephews/niece Nathan and Jason Schmitt, Jaelyn and JayDe Jordahl.  Lifelong friends Steve and Betty Lorber.  John was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Vick and Linnea Vick (Weckop) and stepfather, George Weckop.


Services will be held on Saturday, February 17 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 497 3rd Ave. S., Motley, MN, 56466. Phone: 218-352-6399   Pastor: Rev. Paul Koehler.


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