Arnold Carl Henry Fick

Type Value
Name Arnold Carl Henry Fick
Born 1925
Gender M
Died 2003
Type Value
Father John Carl Martin Fick
Mother Meta Christina Carolina Meyer


Sioux City Journal Friday, February 14, 2003

MAPLETON, Iowa – Arnold C.H. Fick, 78, of Mapleton died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2003, at Burgess Health Center in Onawa, Iowa.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Mapleton, with the Rev. Scott Fiege officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, with military rites conducted by American Legion Leslie Seaton Post 666 of Smithland, Iowa. Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today, with a prayer service at 7 p.m., at Armstrong Funeral Home in Mapleton.

Arnold Carl Henry Fick was born Jan. 26, 1925, near Mapleton, the son of John Carl Martin and Meta Christina Carolina (Meyer) Fick. He attended country school near Mapleton and went on to graduate at the age of 17, from Mapleton High School. He was inducted into the U.S. Army March 30, 1945 at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. He served his country in Italy and Iran, receiving the Army Occupation Medal, Meritorious Unit Award and the World War II Victory Ribbon. While home on leave from the service, he was united in marriage to Violet Ruth Waderick on Sept. 22, 1945, on the Fick family farm. He was honorably discharges Nov. 26, 1946. After his return home, the couple started farming in the Mapleton area and later in the Castana, Iowa area for one year. In 1950, they bought their farm near Mapleton, where they continued to farm until their retirement in 1986. At that time, they moved into Mapleton. Violet passed away Feb. 20, 1997.

He was a member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, where he served as an usher for several years. He was a proud member of the American Legion Leslie Seaton Post 666 of Smithland. He truly enjoyed his life’s work as a farmer and appreciated the time he could find to go fishing, dancing and traveling. His best times, however, were those spent with his family and family.

Those survivors left to cherish his memory include two daughters, Bonnie Scheer of Mapleton and Debra and her husband, Darwin Hesebeck, of Manassas, Va.; a son and his wife, Bruce and Pat Fick of Mitchellville, Iowa; six grandchildren, Michelle and her husband, Troy Pitzen, Mark Scheer, Brent Fick and his wife, Denise, Darin Scheer, Karie Fick and Carla and her husband, Jason Johnson; four great-grandchildren, Kolt, Kade and Kyle Pitzen and Chelsea Johnson; five sisters, Esther Rickert of Mapleton, Alta Patterson of Anthon, Iowa, Opal and her husband, Clair Maguire, of Danbury, Iowa, Dora and her husband, Lowell Chellew, of Sioux City and Wilma and her husband, Douglas Siefker, of Sioux City; a brother-in-law and his wife, Leo and Mary Waderich of Hornick, Iowa; a sister-in-law and her husband, Hazel and Earl Johnson of Onawa, Iowa; along with many other relatives and friends.

Along with his wife, he was also preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Wilfred; and two brothers-in-law, Walter Rickert and Wayne Patterson.