Shirley Schick
1926 - 2018
Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service
375 W Dickman Rd
Battle Creek, MI
Shirley Schick

Battle Creek - Shirley Mae Schick passed away Friday, May 4th, 2018 at age 92.

She was born in Battle Creek to Clyde and Jessie (Kendall) Schick on March 3, 1926, the second of six siblings.

She attended country schools in the Marshall area and Marshall High School, leaving in the 10th grade to assist operating the family farm in Fredonia Township. She specialized in raising and training Hackney ponies, obtained her private pilot's license and became skilled in the many aspects of general farming.

In 1969, Shirley sold her Michigan farm and became an orchardist in Dryden, Washington, in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. There with her life partner, Margret Kellogg, she produced Red and Yellow Delicious apples and D'Anjou pears. Shirley returned to Michigan in 1998, retiring to a 12-acre estate near Decatur in Cass County. Failing health required that Shirley be closer to relatives and in 2014 took up residence at Bickford Cottage in Battle Creek. Her final months were under the skilled and loving care at Miller Care Home of Marshall.

Shirley is survived by sisters Jeanette Groth and Lois Munn and brother Philip Schick, all of Battle Creek, and twenty nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, sisters Betty Katz (2006) and JoAnn Stiner (2014), niece Krystal Heitman (2006), nephew Barry Katz (2014), and partner Margret Kellogg (2015)

Private graveside services at West Eckford Cemetery will be held at a date to be determined.

Arrangements by the Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service. 269-788-9800

Published by Battle Creek Enquirer on May 7, 2018.
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I was one of Shirley's care givers at Bickford, I'll never forget her sweet, yet at times sarcastically funny personality. I loved my time with her it was a pleasure caring for her.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Love you!
May 19, 2018
Is she related to Wayne Schick, dows NYONE KNOW?
May 13, 2018
I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please find peace and comfort in Psalms 119:76.
May 12, 2018
Shirley was one of the best neighbors anyone could have. I remember when we was working late on remodeling our farm house, They brought over home make ice cream. it sure tasted good. She was so helpful in so many ways
Sorry to hear of her passing.5
Judy vahs
May 7, 2018
Shirley was a great lady. I enjoyed her time at Bickford. She loved staying up late eating oatmeal and pb toast and watching either animal shows or gameshows. I hope she's either in her airplane soaring the sky's or in the fields of her farm with her horses. Fly high sweat Shirley. Love Jamie French from Battle Creek Bickford.
Jamie French
May 7, 2018
My sincere condolences to the family for your loss. May you be comforted by your wonderful memories and the God of all comfort. (2 Cor. 1:2,3)
May 7, 2018
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