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James Alfred Krick
(1868-1954)

 

James Alfred Krick as born in June 1868 on the family farm near Monroeville, Allen County, IN, the son of Emanuel and Sarah Elizabeth "Betsy" (Minerd) Krick. He was a twin with his sister Eva Jane Plumley.

The family moved from Decatur to Monroeville during that time, but it is not known precisely enough to establish his birthplace. 

James sometimes went by his middle name -- "Alfred" or "Alpha."

On June 18, 1890, in a double wedding ceremony, at the age of about 22, James married 18-year-old Nellie B. Plumley (1872-1953), while his twin sister Eva Jane Krick married her brother James W. Plumley. The nuptials were celebrated at the residence of John W. Plumley, northwest of Convoy, OH along the Lincoln Highway. Rev. Lawrence H. Lindsay, of the Convoy Methodist Church, officiated. Both couples eventually reached their golden wedding anniversaries.

The Kricks went on to produce five children -- Goldie R. Feasby, Viola "Mildred" Noll, Harold E. "Harry" Krick, Francis Alvin Krick and an one who died in infancy. They were members of the Simpson Methodist Church.

Early in the marriage, they made their home in Indiana, but in the mid 1890s moved across the state line into Ohio.

An article in the Fort Wayne Weekly Gazette (Dec. 5, 1895) suggests that after James' parents died, he and his brother Elijah sued their other siblings in a suit of partition. The court ruled that the old home place be sold, with proceeds to be distributed among the heirs. David Martin, of Monroe township, was appointed commissioner of the process. In February 1896, James and family lived on his parents' old farm, three miles northeast of town, and were preparing to sell James' personal property.

 

Farm market buildings in Fort Wayne

James obtained employment in about 1915 with the Capehart Company in Fort Wayne. He worked there for more than 25 years.

By 1920, the Kricks made their home along the Lincoln Highway, or what is known today as U.S. Route 30, near Van Wert. Son Francis and his wife Duella and young daughter Viola lived next door. During the 1920s, they retired from farming for good, and relocated into the city of Fort Wayne. 

The federal census of 1930 shows James (age 61) and Nellie (58) in their household on Hamilton Drive in Fort Wayne. Married daughter and son in law Mildred and Kenneth Noll lived under their roof. James was employed as a stock man in an electric factory, while Kenneth Noll was a chauffeur for a local business.

On June 18, 1940, James and Nellie celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a double reception for his sister and brother in law Eva Jane and James Plumley, held at the Plumley home near Dixon. An article in the Monroeville Breeze reported the details of their lives along with a count of their living offspring, and said a "delicious dinner was served at the noon hour for the immediate families."

Circa 1947-1954, James and Nellie made their home on 1820 Pemberton Drive in Fort Wayne.

James died at the age of 86 on April 24, 1954, in Parkview Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for nine days. Following the funeral, led by Rev. Robert J. Yunker, he was laid to rest in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Convoy, Van Wert County, OH. At his death, reported the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, he was survived by eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

~ Son Francis Alvin Krick ~

Son Francis Alvin Krick (1893-1975) was born in 1893 in Indiana. 

On Jan. 25, 1917, when both were 23 years of age, Francis married Duella Krauter (Aug. 18, 1893-1981), the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Rider) Krauter of Allen County, IN. 

They resided in Dixon, Van Wert County, OH for many years and made a living as farmers. 

The couple produced three children together -- Nina Duella Dealey, Viola Krick and Perth Ada Krick. Grief cascaded over the family when daughter Perth died at the age of just under two months in 1917, of "marasmus" (progressive emaciation), while daughter Viola passed away at two years, 10 months of age from the effects of acute meningitis in 1921, having accidentally been burned. The angels were laid to rest in the IOOF Cemetery in Monroeville. 

The Kricks belonged to the Convoy United Methodist Church, with Duella volunteering her time as a Sunday School teacher and with the church women's society. In June 1940, they made their home in Tully Township and attended the golden wedding anniversary of his parents at a reception in Dixon, OH.

Francis at the age of 81 died at Van Wert County Hospital, on Feb. 5, 1975, "after an extended illness," said the Van Wert Times Bulletin. He was laid to rest in the Monroeville Memorial Cemetery following a funeral led by Rev. Gary Exman.

Duella survived by another six-and-a-half years. As her health failed, she was admitted to reside in the Vancrest Nursing Home in Van Wert. There, she succumbed to the spectre of death on Oct. 12, 1981. Rev. Exman again led the funeral rites, assisted by Rev. Byron Dealey. An obituary appeared in the Lima (OH) News naming her surviving sister, Ada Copper.

Daughter Nina Duella Krick (1925-2014) was born on April 21, 1925 in Tully Township,  Van Wert County, OH. At the age of 16, on Aug. 2, 1941, in Valparaiso, IN, she wed 20-year-old Oliver "Henry" Dealey (April 16, 1921-1995) of Benton Township, Paulding County, OH and the son of Oliver M. and Lenore (Girod) Dealey. Together, they bore a family of four -- Rosina Nina Thatcher, Larry J. Dealey, Basil Henry Dealey and Byron Gene Dealey. The Dealeys settled in Convoy, OH, where they operated a farm as well as family-owned business, Henry Dealey and Sons Chemicals. Nina taught Sunday School at Walnut Grove Methodist Church and served a term as president of the Women's Aide Society and then moved the Convoy United Methodist Church where she took part in the United Methodist Women. Said an obituary, "She was a member of Convoy Grange, Convoy Farmers’ Wives, Japonica Garden Club, Boarding Neighbors Purdue Home Extension Club, and a former advisor for the Union 4-H Club. She was an avid card player in Monroeville and Decatur and enjoyed traveling." The angel of death spirited Nina away at the age of 89, on Aug. 21, 2014, as a patient in CHP Inpatient Hospice Center in Van Wert. A brief obituary was published in the Lima News. Rev. Greg Leigh presided at the funeral. The remains were lowered into rest in the Dealey Cemetery in Payne, Paulding County. She was survived by 16 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

  • Granddaughter Rosina Nina Dealey tied the marital cord with David Thatcher, son of Noel E. and Barba Ellen (Black) Thatcher of Decatur, IN. They dwelled in Decatur in the 1995-2022 timeframe.
  • Grandson Larry J. Dealey married Judy Zinn ( ? - ? ), daughter of Robert B. Zinn. They put down roots on a farm west of Convoy along U.S. Route 30. Larry has earned a living as a real estate broker and been a devoted supporter of the Lions Club. He made news in 2017 after allowing a 40-foot by 30-foot vinyl sign to be affixed to one side of his barn to tout the Lions' centennial anniversary in a collaboration with eight local clubs. The sign was lighted at night and passed by 8,000 vehicles per day. He was quoted in the March 2017 edition of Lion Magazine saying “You can’t miss it. It’s great advertising.”  
  • Grandson Basil Henry Dealey (1945-2022) was born on Aug. 25, 1945 in Fort Wayne. He entered into marriage on Nov. 22, 1964 with Margy Weaver ( ? - ? ). Their wedding vows were exchaged in the Convoy United Methodist Church, and their union held firm over the highs and lows of a remarkable 57 years. The pair became the parents of seven -- Mark Dealey, Timothy Dealey, Annette Cotterman, JaanieLynn Dealey and Julie Dealey plus a daughter and son who died in infancy. The Dealeys resided in Convoy and were lifelong farmers. For 37 years, Basil also was employed by Zollner Piston. They are known to have attended the Woodburn (IN) Missionary Church. Said an obituary, Basil "He loved spending time reading the Bible, family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Basil enjoyed going to the zoo, attending to his flower garden, and bird watching." Sadly, at the age of 77, Basil passed away in Convoy on Sept. 26, 2022.

    Great-grandson Mark Henry Dealey has been twice-wed. His first bride was Sandra Dee Phillips (June 2, 1969-2013), daughter of Douglas Wayne and Sylvia Kay (Crosby) Phillips. They were united in matrimony in the Antwerp United Methodist Church on June 3, 1988. Six children borne of their union were Joshua Henry Dealey, Jeremiah Wayne Dealey, Josiah James Dealey, Olivia Ashley Dealey, Jacob Nathaniel Dealey and Audrey Elizabeth Dealey. They made a home in Convoy and held a membership in the Bethel United Methodist Church of Cecil, OH. She became employed in 2008 as an insurance broker by BDS Agency of Fort Wayne following a 15-year career with Central Insurance Company in Van Wert. Tragically, she was killed in an automobile accident in New Haven, IN on the fateful day of Jan. 8, 2013. The Elwood Call-Leader reported that a truck driver "caused a six-vehicle crash when he failed to slow down at an intersection and rear-ended a line of vehicle... [Sandra] died from blunt-force trauma in the crash that killed another woman." Rev. Kevin Doseck led the funeral rites, with the body laid to rest in Dealey Cemetery. After a period of grieving, Mark married a second time to Pamela ( ? - ? ). Their home has remained in Convoy.

    Great-grandson Timothy Dealey was joined in wedlock with Stacy. They too have made a residence in Convoy.

    Great-granddaughter, Annette Dealey tied the marital cord with Brad Cotterman. The couple moved to Lima, OH. Brad has owned a 2006 Brilliant Black Dodge Charger SRT8 and made news when winning an "Extreme makeover contest" for the vehicle, sponsored by C3 Motorsports and TommyZ Design.

    Great-granddaughter JaanieLynn Dealey was in Convoy in 2022.

    Great-granddaughter Julie Dealey has lived in Convoy.

  • Grandson Byron Gene Dealey (1948- ? ) was born in 1948. On June 2, 1968, he wed Marsha Faye Bate ( ? - ? ), daughter of Charles Elberet and Norma Emaline (Cramer) Bate. Four known offspring are Jonathan Samuel Dealey, Joseph Dealey, Jennifer Dealey and JoAnna Dealey. Byron has been employed as a pastor over the years. From 1982 to 1991, he served the congregation of First Christian Church of Moreland, IN. They relocated to North Dakota where circa 1995-2008 he was pastor at Emmanuel Evangelical Church and the Presbyterian Church of Langdon in Langdon, ND. Then by 2014 they returned to Indiana, establishing a home in New Castle, IN. In recent years he has authored the "Everything Matters" column for the New Castle Courier Times. Information about this family has been found on a website featuring "The Cousins Reunion of Greensburg Indiana."

    Great-grandson Jonathan Samuel Dealey (1975- ? ) was born in 1975.

    Great-grandson Joseph "Joey" Dealey (1987 - ? ) was born in 1987, a twin with his sister Jennifer.

    Great-granddaughter Jennifer Dealey (1987- ? ) was born in 1987, a twin with her brother Joseph.

    Great-granddaughter JoAnna Dealey (1991- ? ) was born in 1991. 

~ Daughter Goldie Rebecca (Krick) Feasby ~

Daughter Goldie Rebecca Krick (1899-1944) was born on Aug. 15, 1890 in or near Tully Township, Van Wert County. 

She was united in holy matrimony with Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Feasby (March 14, 1892-1958), son of William and Anna (Kirk) Feasby. 

Children produced in this family were Vance K. Feasby, Verlin P. Feasby, Gayle E. Feasby, Garnet G. Hisner and Murlen Edward Feasby. 

Frank is known to have served in the U.S. Army during World War I. Among the units in which he was assigned were the 159th Depot Brigade and the 336th Infantry.

In 1940, the Feasbys dwelled in Dixon, Tully Township, OH, where they had moved in about 1899. When registering in 1941 for the World War II military draft, he stated that he worked for the Fort Wayne Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Stricken with colon cancer in about 1941, Goldie endured the disease for three years. She passed away at the age of 45 on May 27, 1944. Interment was in the Convoy IOOF Cemetery.

The widowed Frank survived for a number of years. He was spirited away by the angel of death on Oct. 1, 1958 in Van Wert County Hospital. 

Son Vance K. "Whitey" Feasby (1920-1982) was born on Nov. 28, 1920 in Dixon, Van Wert County, OH. He earned a living as a fireman in young manhood. At the age of 26, on Jan. 22, 1947, he tied the marital cord with 21-year-old Marcile "Mart" Reid (July 5, 1925-1987), a resident of Convoy, OH and the daughter of Walter and Virginia (Kember) Reid. Rev. R.R. Kinney officiated. One known daughter was Joni Rebecca Miller. Grief blanketed the family when Vance died in Van Wert on Nov. 12, 1982. Marcile survived him by five years. She passed away on July 18, 1987. Their remains lie in eternal repose in Convoy's Odd Fellows Cemetery.

  • Granddaughter Joni Rebecca Feasby (1960-2007) was born on Jan. 9, 1960 in Van Wert, OH. She was wed to (?) Lehmkuhle ( ? - ? ). The trio of offspring in this family were Erik Lehmkuhle, Nick Lehmkuhle and Jessie Wobler. Later she married (?) Miller ( ? - ? ) and relocated to Toledo, OH. The angel of death cleaved her away in Toledo's Hospice of Northwest Ohio at the age of 47 on Dec. 10, 2007. Burial was in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery in Convoy. On her grave marker, her last name is given as "Feasby." 

    Great-grandson Erik Lehmkuhle tied the knot with Misty and dwelled in Van Wert in 2007.

    Great-grandson Nick Lehmkuhle was in Toledo in 2007.

    Great-grandchild Jessie Wobler made a home in 2007 in Toledo.

  • Grandson Jack Feasby was joined in wedlock with Janet. They moved to Metropolis, IL.
  • Grandson Trav Feasby was united in matrimony with Anita. The pair lived in Convoy in 2007.  

Son Verlin P. Feasby (1922-1975) was born on Feb. 15, 1922 in Dixon, Van Wert County. His employment in early adult life was as a diamond die cutter. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army and was wounded two times. On Nov. 26, 1949, age 27, he entered into marriage with 19-year-old Eleanor Walls (April 28, 1930-2018), daughter of Luther and Gertrude (Sackler) Walls. At the time, Eleanor lived in Rockford, Mercer County, OH and worked in a factory. Officiating their nuptials was Rev. Isaac Andrews. Three children born to this marriage were Cindy Smith, Scott Feasby and Stanley Feasby. The family planted themselves in 1955 near New Haven, IN. Verlin was employed by Rea Magnet Wire in Fort Wayne as a wire mill superintendent. They belonged to the Maples United Methodist Church, and he was a member of the Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce. Sadly, on May 26, 1975, at the age of 53, he died in Fort Wayne's Parkview Memorial Hospital. The Van Wert Times-Bulletin ran an obituary, and burial ws conducted in Woodland Cemetery. The widowed Eleanor continued on for another 4 years. At the age of 87, death swept her away on Jan. 4, 2018.

  • Granddaughter Cindy Feasby was joined in wedlock with Dale Smith. As of 1975, she lived in New Haven.
  • Grandson Scott Feasby grew up in New Haven. He married Barb Perkins, daughter of Warren and Patricia Irene "Pat" (Levy) Perkins. They remained in New Haven as of 2020.
  • Grandson Stanley Feasby spent his youth in New Haven. He wed Ann.

Son Gayle E. Feasby (1925-1987) was born on Nov. 10, 1925. On June 27, 1943, when he was 17 years of age, he tied the knot with Lois Imogene Walls (April 1, 1925-2022) of Van Wert County and the daughter of Luther and Gertrude (Fackler) Walls. The trio of children they bore together were James Feasby, Beverly Mercer and Steve Feasby. Lois was a 1943 graduate of Hoaglin-Jackson High School. Gayle was a longtime farmer and employed as fertilizer and chemical consultant for Weiker Grain. He belonged to the Ohio Feed and Grain Association. They held a membership the Countryside Chapel United Methodist Church, with Gayle and Lois both teaching Sunday School and she leading arts and crafts for its Vacation Bible School. Said an obituary, Lois "worked at Monroeville Equity, Stoneco Quarry, Sims Tractor Cab Company, in the offices of Dr. Kreischer and Dr. Black, and was custodian at Countryside Church. She was a member of the Jalopian Garden Club, the Convoy Homemakers Club, the Lady Board of Managers at Van Wert Hospital, the Wassenberg Art Club, and the American Sewing Guild. She enjoyed all types of arts and crafts and patiently encouraged her family members and others to develop their artistic abilities." In 1975, they are known to have attended the 54th Feasby Family Reunion held at Pleasant Grove Camping Grounds. Sadness blanketed the family when, at age 61, having suffered a lengthy illness, Gayle surrendered to the angel of death at home on May 15, 1987. Burial was in the sacred soil of the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Convoy following services officiated by Rev. Don Meadows. An obituary appeared in the Lima (OH) News. Lois survived for another quarter of a century. She died at the age of 96 on Feb. 24, 2022 as a patient in Van Wert Health. Pastor Laura Clark presided over the funeral rites. The headcount of her survivors included nine grandchildren, 22 great-great grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

  • Grandson James Feasby married Karen and put down roots in Convoy and were there in 2022. Two known children of the pair are Kim Feasby and Jeff Feasby. 
  • Granddaughter Beverly Feasby wed Richard Mercer. By 1987, they moved to Ohio City, Van Wert County. They are believed to be the parents of Matt Mercer and Adam Mercer.
  • Grandson Steve Feasby was joined in marriage with Joann. They lived in Convoy as of 2022. Together, they bore two known sons, Jason Feasby and Bret Feasby.

Daughter Garnet G. Feasby (1925-2016) was born on Nov. 10, 1925 in Van Wert. Circa 1945, she exchanged marital vows with Gordon Lyle Hisner (Feb. 28, 1924-1979). News of their marriage license was printed in the Munster (IN) Times. The only child of this couple was Dawn Bremer. Gordon was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. They held a membership in the Hope United Methodist Church. Said an obituary, Garnet "worked at Rea Magnet Wire in Fort Wayne for 13 years. She then worked at Heritage Junior Senior High School as a guidance secretary until her retirement." The Hisners are known in 1975 to have attended the 54th Feasby Reunion held at Pleasant Grove Camping Grounds. The family was plunged into mourning at Gordon's death at the age of 55 on May 19, 1979. Garnet outlived him by 37 years and at the end lived in Hoagland, IN. She marked her 90th birthday in 2015. She passed away in Adams Heritage Nursing Home in Monroeville, IN on Nov. 12, 2016. Burial of the remains was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery in New Haven, IN, with Pastor Stacey Downing leading the funeral proceedings.

  • Granddaughter Dawn Hisner ( ? - ? ) tied the knot with James Bremer. They are the parents of Kelly James Bremer and Emily Smith. 

    Great-grandson Kelly James Bremer married Stephanie. They have resided in Fort Wayne.

    Great-granddaughter Emily Bremer wed Joseph Smith. Circa 2016, they were in Auburn, IN. 

Son Murlen E. Feasby (1928-1998) was born on March 26, 1928 in Van Wert County. He was a 1946 graduate of Tully-Convoy High School. At the age of 22, on May 13, 1950, he entered into marriage with Romaine Joan Myers (Feb. 13, 1929-2017) of Convoy, the daughter of Russell A. and Myrtle (Gleckler) Myers. Together, the brood of four they produced were Murlen "Edward" Feasby, Bruce Alan Feasby, Rita Elaine Miller and Anne Marie Guest. Murlen earned a living for 38 years with Rea Magnet Wire Company of Fort Wayne, retiring as a supervisor. He also farmed on the side and was thrice elected as a trustee of Tully Township. He also was a trustee and Sunday School teacher at the Convoy United Methodist Church. Other memberships include the Van Wert lodge of the Masons, Convoy Lions Club, and American Shetland and Hackney Pony Club. Sadly, as a patient in Van Wert County Hospital, Murlen was swept away by the heavenly host on Nov. 20, 1998. The Lima News printed an obituary which gave the headcount of his survivors as 11 grandchildren. Rev. Gregory Leigh officiated the funeral service, with the remains lowered into eternal repose in the Convoy Odd Fellows Cemetery. Romaine lived on for 19 more years. Said an obituary, "She retired from First National Bank of Convoy on May 30, 1992, after 26 years of service. She was a member of Convoy United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school and was recording secretary. She was an Indiana University basketball and Ohio State University football fan, and was an avid Crestview Knight fan. She mostly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and taking them shopping." The angel of death spirited her away on March 23, 2017. Rev. Melissa Steinacker led the funeral.

  • Grandson Murlen "Edward" Feasby was joined in matrimony with Leta. They lived in Convoy in 1998-2017.
  • Grandson Bruce Alan Feasby was united in wedlock with Diana. The pair put down roots in Convoy and were there in 2017.
  • Granddaughter Rita Elaine Feasby tied the marital cord with Kent Miller. Circa 1998, they were in Convoy. Then in 2017 Rita made a home in Gahanna, OH. In 2024, she dwelled in Columbus, OH.
  • Granddaughter Anne Marie Feasby (1962-2024) was born five days before Christmas 1963 in Van Wert. On June 16, 1990, when she was 27 years of age, she wed Bradley Guest ( ? - ? ). They have made their dwelling-place in Convoy. The trio of children in this family are Riley Moebius, Brady Anne Guest and Amy Gordon. For 26 years, Anne Marie was employed by Do It Best Corporation in Fort Wayne as a credit administrator. They attended LifeHouse Church of Van Wert and spent summers at Lakeside Marine Resort in Quincy, MI. An obituary said Anne "loved shopping for makeup and anything rose gold. She loved spending time with her friends at Marble Lake, her nieces and nephew, her great nieces and nephews, and most importantly, her grandchildren. Anne loved her family to no end [and] had a laugh that made everyone else laugh. Simply, she was the light that lit up the room." Sadly, she passed away in Fort Wayne's Parkview Regional Medical Center at the age of 60 on March 11, 2024.

    Great-granddaughter Riley Guest ( ? - ? ) was born on (?). On May 29, 2022, in Ludington, MI. she wed Ryan Moebius. The pair relocated to Columbus, OH.

    Great-granddaughter Brady Anne Guest is believed to have received a doctor of pharmacy degree in 2022 at Ohio Northern University. Circa 2024, she lived in Columbus and was a resident pharmacist at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital.

    Great-granddaughter Amy Guest married (?) Gordon and settled in Fort Wayne

Bird's-eye view of downtown Fort Wayne

~ Daughter Viola "Mildred" (Krick) Noll ~

Daughter Viola "Mildred" Krick (1909-1997) was born on Sept. 10, 1909 or 1910 in Van Wert County, OH. 

When she was 18 years of age, on June 27, 1928, she married Fort Wayne native Kenneth Anthony Noll (1906-1989), son of Walter and Lillian (Mahrt) Noll. The nuptials were held in Indiana.

They lived in Fort Wayne in the 1935-1954 timespan and were members of the Catholic Church.

When the 1940 census enumeration was made, the Nolls made their home in Fort Wayne, on Kentucky Avenue. Kenneth, who had obtained a year of college education by that time, was employed as an assistant superintendent at a retail millinery store, while Mildred was a clerk in a similar and perhaps the same store. The couple had not reproduced by 1940 and may never have had children.

Circa 1940, they lived at 1705 Kentucky and then 1820 Pemberton Drive. Kenneth was required to register for the military draft in 1940 and disclosed that his employer was Wolf and Dessauer Company at the corner of Calhoun and Washington in town. At the time, he stood 5 feet, 11˝ inches tall and weighed 198 lbs.

The 1950 federal census shows Kenneth as a superintendent of a retail store in Fort Wayne. Their address in the 1980s was 3901 Vida Drive.

Toward the end of his life, he suffered from severe, chronic pulmonary obstruction and severe osteo arthritis. Kenneth died on April 22, 1989 in Fort Wayne.

Mildred lived for another eight-and-a-half years. She passed into eternity in Fort Wayne at the age of 87 on Dec. 4, 1997. They rest together in the mausoleum of the Catholic Cemetery in Fort Wayne.

~ Son Harold E. "Harry" Krick ~

Son Harold E. "Harry" Krick (1903-1990) was born on April 29, 1903 in Van Wert County, OH.

In young manhood he earned a living as a knitter in Fort Wayne. 

Circa 1922, at the age of about 19, he entered into marriage with Agnes E. Bolinger (Jan. 6, 1904-1998). News of their marriage license was made public in the Fort Wayne Sentinel.

Two known son of the couple were Paul L. Krick and Kenneth Mason Krick. 

The couple made a home for decades in Fort Wayne and across the state line in Dixon, Van Wert County, OH.

When the federal census enumeration was made in 1940, the family dwelled in Fort Wayne, and Harold was employed as a retail grocery clerk. He went on to own and operate his own grocery.

The Kricks endured the untimely death of their son Paul in 1988. Their final address together was 4123 Spanish Trail, Fort Wayne.

Sadly, death enveloped Harold in Golden Years Homestead after a heart attack at the age of 87 on July 21, 1990. Burial was in Fort Wayne's Greenlawn Memorial Park. 

Agnes outlived her husband by eight years. At her death in 1998 she was about age 93. 

Son Paul L. Krick (1931-1988) was born on Jan. 3, 1931 in Fort Wayne. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War, attaining the rank of first lieutenant. Paul was joined in wedlock with Barbara Lucretia Rheinfrank (April 19, 1931-2022), a native of Fort Wayne and the daughter of Arthur and Fauntella (Lortz) Rheinfrank. The only son of the pair was Gary A. Krick. Paul was employed by the pharmaceutical giant Parke Davis as a salesman. They held a membership in the First United Methodist Church of Griffith. Harold is known to have belonged to the Griffith lodge of the Masons, the Scottish Rite of the Valley of South Bend and the Orak Shrine. Barbara was an alumna of Fort Wayne's South Side High School. Said an obituary, "Early in her career, Barbara taught Sewing and Home Economics at Andrean High School in Merrillville, IN and then Bishop Noll High School in Hammond, IN. Barbara was a member of the Extension Homemakers Club, the Hilltoppers, and P.E.O. She enjoyed traveling and was a faithful member of Bethel United Church of Christ in Evansville [and] had a generous heart and enjoyed volunteering for many different organizations." At the end they lived together at 9877 Northcote in St. John, IN. Afflicted with glioblastoma, a form of cancer in the brain or spinal cord, he was admitted to St. Anthony Nursing Home in Crown Point, IN. He surrendered to the angel of death at the age of 57 on Aug. 22, 1988. His remains were lowered under the sod of Greenlawn Memorial Park. In an obituary, in the Munster (IN) Times, the family requested that any memorial gifts be made to the Association for Brain Tumor Research. Barbara survived her spouse by 34 years and relocated to Evansville, IN. Toward the end, she was admitted to reside in the Evansville Protestant Home. She died in the Home at the age of 91 on May 9, 2022.

  • Grandson Gary A. Krick lived in Newburgh, IN in 1988-2022. 

Son Kenneth Mason Krick (1935- ? ) was born in about 1935 and grew up in Fort Wayne. By 1960, he had migrated to Northern California and made his residence in Sacramento. His first wife was Jill ( ? - ? ). The union was short-lived and ended in divorce on grounds of "cruelty." On March 2, 1962, he was united in matrimony with Jane Ellen Nash ( ? - ? ), daughter of Cecil Nash of Rio Linda, CA. The wedding ceremony was conducted in the Rio Linda Methodist Church. The Sacramento Journal announced the happy event, saying the bride chose "a street length dress of champagne colored lace over satin crepe. It is styled as a sheath and is highlighted by a jacket. Her short veil [was] secured to a crown of seed pearls and sequins." Jane was an alumna of Grant Union High School. They settled in Sacramento. 

 

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