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Ralph Schlick

January 14, 2016 — March 9, 2016

Goodland, Kansas resident Ralph G. Schlick, 85, died Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas.

He was born January 14, 1931, at Grainfield, Kansas, the son of Emma (Heier) and Peter Joseph Schlick.  He graduated from Grainfield High School and from Fort Hays State University in 1968, with a masters degree in social studies.

He served his country in the United States Navy, from March 25, 1952 through March 19, 1956.  On November 22, 1962, he and Julie Lee Saffa were married at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Hays, Kansas.  He was a high school social studies teacher at Sacred Heart High School in Salina, and at Hays High School in Hays.  He was a lifelong learner, with a sharp wit, who enjoyed politics, history, gardening and landscaping, woodworking, Bingo and Pokeno.  Ralph was very proud of his wife of fifty-three years, as well as his family. He would make whatever sacrifice necessary for those he loved.

Preceding him in death were his parents; siblings Bill, Pius, Ted, Joe, Cecilia, Walter, Leo, Esther Haffner, Andy, Emanuel; and son-in-law Tom Rohr.

Surviving family includes his wife Julie Schlick of Goodland; daughters Mary Warren and her husband Craig of Salina; Betty Rohr of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Suzie Butts and her husband Rod of Goodland; five grandchildren Anthony Warren, Jessica Warren, Anthony Rohr, Katrina Rohr, Sheldon Nelson; two step-grandchildren Summer Smith and her husband Joe; and Nathan Butts; and six great-grandchildren.

The funeral service will be Saturday, March 12, at 1:30 PM MT, at Koons Chapel in Goodland, with Father Norbert Dlabal presiding.  Burial, with military honors, will follow in the Goodland Cemetery.

Friends may share their respects on Saturday, from 9:00 until 11:00 AM MT, at Koons Chapel in Goodland.

Memorials may be designated to the Ralph Schlick Memorial,
and may be left at the service or mailed to Koons Funeral Home, 211 N. Main, Goodland, KS  67735-1555.

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