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Robert Fick

Feb. 18, 1941-Feb. 21, 2011

Robert W. Fick, 70, of Vergas, died Monday, February 21, 2011 at his home, surrounded by his loving family and under the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Loon Lake, rural Vergas; there will be a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to service sat the church on Friday.

Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Loon Lake, with Reverend Robert Hinckley officiating.

Interment will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, with Military Rites provided by the Lake Region Veterans Honor Guard.

Furey Funeral Home, serving Vergas and Frazee, is handling the arrangements. To leave online condolences, please visit

Robert William Fick was born to Robert Herman and Elsie Amelia (Eidahl) Fick on February 18, 1941 at his parent's home in Dent. Due to a misdate on his birth certificate that was not corrected, his legal birth date was changed to February 2, 1941. He was baptized March 9, 1941 and confirmed June 19, 1955 at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Dent.

Bob graduated from Perham High School in 1959. He served with the U.S. Navy as an aviation electrician, stationed in Corpus Christi, Texas until being honorably discharged in 1963.

Bob was united in marriage to Phyllis Amelia Hultin on September 19, 1969 in Detroit Lakes. They lived in Detroit Lakes for 30 years, with his job as a journeyman sprinkler fitter taking him on the road during the week as his work territory included Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Bob was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, sang in the church choir, was an usher, and served on the church council.

Following his retirement, he and Phyllis moved to West Loon Lake near Vergas, where he became a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church at Loon Lake, served as a church trustee and sang in the Praise Choir and quartet.

Bob enjoyed God's nature surrounding him, especially while playing golf, curling and mowing in the summer.

Survivors include his wife Phyllis, of Vergas; a daughter, Kari Potrament of Perham; two sons, James of Vergas and Robert "Tony" of Bloomington, Minn.; two grandsons, Ian and Shane; three granddaughters, Amelia, CarleeAnne and Audrey; a brother, George (Mary Ann) of Vergas; and a sister, Kathleen Shields of Perham; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a brother, James; and a sister, Dorothy.