In Memory of Betty Fick

September 18, 1930 - April 3, 2020

Betty Edna Fick, 89, of Spooner passed away on Friday, April 3, 2020, at Maple Ridge Care Center in Spooner, WI.

Betty was born to Alexander and Lizzie (Jeskewitz) Mossak on September 18, 1930, the youngest of five children.  She grew up and attended a one-room schoolhouse in Gleason, WI, through 10th grade, then moved and graduated from South High School in Minneapolis.  Betty was employed by University Bank and Park Plaza State Bank, quickly moving to head teller. She married Kenneth Fick in 1949.  Together they raised two children – a daughter, Jane, and a son, Gary.

They moved to Duluth, MN, in 1969, and Betty was employed by Maurices as an accountant.  They moved to Eagan, MN, in 1984 and Betty worked as an auditor for Sears.  She said she may have been employed by companies, but worked for God.  Ken and Betty retired to their lake home in Spooner in 1989.  Betty had a life-long love of reading and learning.  She found great joy and peace in her faith, helping others, and providing love and support to her friends and family.  She attended Trinity Lutheran Church in Spooner, where she was active in her Circle group, the quilting group and was known as the “napkin lady” as she would bring nice napkins to gatherings as she felt everyone deserved something special.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings Hermine, Herbert, Ernest, and Walter.  She is survived by her husband of 70 ½ years Kenneth, her daughter, Jane (Dean) Oelfke of Rush City, MN, her son Gary (Juanita) of Duluth, MN, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held for Betty later in the year, due to the current public gathering restrictions.  

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