Roy “Pat” Krick
Roy “Pat” Krick…85 of Lake Benton formerly of
Pipestone passed away July 20, 2009 at Divine Providence Nursing
Home in Ivanhoe.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Genevieve
Catholic Church, Lake Benton at 11:00a.m. on Saturday July 25th.
Burial will be in St. Genevieve Catholic Cemetery, Lake Benton.
Visitation will begin at 9:00am at the church
on Saturday and will continue until the time of the service. The
Tyler Area Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Electronic
condolences may be sent via: www.tylerareafuneralhome.com
Roy “Pat” Edward Krick was born March 16, 1924 in Little
Falls, Minnesota to Nicholas and Mae (Koch) Krick. He was baptized
at Little Falls and confirmed at Pipestone, MN. Pat graduated from
Pipestone High School. He entered the United States Air Force on
April 27, 1943 and served in the European Theatre as an aerial gunner
during WW II. He completed 35 missions over France and Germany.
Pat received the Air Medal, Four Clusters and the Distinguished
Flying Cross, and was honorably discharged on October 17, 1945.
He was united in marriage to Patricia Freiberg on June 6, 1946
in Lake Benton. This union was blessed with six children. Patricia
passed away August 26, 1977. Pat married Donna Sorensen on June
30, 1979 at St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Lake Benton. He was
a member of the Pipestone VFW for a few years and the Lake Benton
Henry Solie Post # 10 for 64 years. Pat was active in St. Genevieve
Catholic Church and the Lake Benton Service Club. He worked and
played at Hog Feeds and Turkey Shoots in Lake Benton and Pipestone.
He loved to play cards, hunt, golf and fish,and played for the Lake
Benton baseball town team in his earlier years. Pat was a family
man and loved his wife, children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife Donna of 30 years; Children: Karen (Larry)
Mergener of Marine on St. Croix, Ken (Cathi) Krick of Inver Grove
Heights, Mike (Karla) Krick of Marine on St. Croix, Tim (Dawn) Krick
of Henderson, NV, Diane (Bob) Low of Toronto, Canada, Jon (Leslie)
Krick of New Castle, CO; 15 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren;
Brothers: Art (Lorraine) Krick of Omaha, NE, Bill (Dorothy) Krick
of Fairmont; sisters-in-law: LaVonne (Lloyd) Larson of Remer, MN,
Marlys (Rudy) Imhoff of Little Fork, MN and many other relatives
He is preceded in death by his parents, first wife Patricia, daughter
Margo, son Bryan Sorensen, 2 sisters and 1 brother.