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Schick, Ervin W.

Schick, Ervin W.

September 1, 1929 — June 14, 2021

Ervin “Peka” W. Schick, 91, of Versailles, MO, died peacefully Monday June 14, 2021 at his home after a short battle with cancer. Ervin was born on September 1, 1929 in Blackburn, MO. Ervin was the youngest child of the late William and Lillie (Reith) Schick.

Ervin met the love of his life, Delores Perdue in October of 1947 at the El Torreon Roller Skating Rink in Kansas City, MO. On April 10, 1948 they were united in marriage in Blackburn, MO at the preacher’s home, their Best Man was Donald Muncy and their Matron of Honor was Nancy Hall. They settled in Kansas City, MO until his retirement when they moved to Versailles, MO fulltime in 1994. Ervin and Delores shared 72 years together until Delores’ passing on December 25,2020.

Ervin was employed by Belger Cartage Service of Kansas City for 41 years. He received many awards over the years for his truck driving which included Driver of the Year in both Missouri and Kansas along with an impeccable safety record.

Ervin’s pastime was dirt track racing. He started racing in the Kansas City area in 1954. His favorite track was the Riverside Race Track. This was where he won his first race in 1955. He continued to win races until 1974. He said “racing was like my weekend golf game”. Ervin was inducted into the C.A.R.B. racing Hall of Fame in 2021 and was presented a plaque only weeks before his death. He stated “it was the one last mountain he had to climb”.

He is survived by his children Erron (Debbie) Schick of Mexico, MO, Linda Bennett of Versailles, MO, Sandra Swartwood of Bates City, MO, daughter-in-law Veronica Schick of North Kansas City, MO., and his grandchildren Jennifer Lawson, Josh Swartwood, Adam Schick, Chrissy Callaghan, Amanda Schick, Danny Swartwood, and Zechariah Schick, 6 great grandchildren and 1 great-great granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his son Ronald Schick.

The family would like to thank everyone who visited Ervin the past few weeks of his life along with the care received by Hospice Compassus.

Visitation will be 12PM, with services to follow at 1PM, Friday, June 18 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Missouri; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Special Olympics Missouri, 305 Special Olympics Dr.,Jefferson City, MO 65101.

Service Information

Visitation will be 12PM, with services to follow at 1PM, Friday, June 18 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Missouri; burial in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Special Olympics Missouri, 305 Special Olympics Dr.,Jefferson City, MO 65101.

Schick, Ervin W.'s Guestbook

I’m his great granddaughter. The most beautiful thing was his smile, his kindness and his love for his wife and all his family

Aubrey Swartwood

So surprised when my sister-in-law, Sharon Stoll called to say she saw this in the Santa Fe Times. Peka would call me from time to time because he was so fond of my mother, Shirley, as was she for him. She passed over a year ago. I know he truly missed your mother and as you said the love of his life. Now they are rejoicing together with all of those who went before. God's blessings to you all

Janice Stoll

I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember our families racing together at Riverside Stadium. May Ervin Rest In Peace,

Linda Burke-Howell

Peka will be missed by everyone who knew him. Being my great uncle, I spent a lot of time with Peka and Delores at our house and theirs. Family gatherings always included the Schicks, my Uncle Gene and Aunt Evelyn Kelly and my parents, Bob and Barbara Kelly, and many other assorted family members and friends that would show up. At times the gatherings got a little wild and rowdy, but we always had the best fun. The Saturday night card games when they weren't racing were notorious for being loud and running well into early morning. Those gatherings are some of my most cherished memories of growing up - spending time with extended family and friends. Peka and my dad and Uncle Gene all raced at Riverside when I was growing up. I also have fond memories (and a picture or two) of getting to be the "trophy girl" when Uncle Peka won some races. I will miss my great uncle terribly, but I'm glad he recently got to meet his great-great-great nephews again. May he rest in peace next to his beloved sweetheart, Aunt Delores. Such devotion is beyond belief.

Victoria (Kelly) Walters

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