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Ervin W. Schick

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.

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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.

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