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Fulkerson - Stevenson Funeral Home
Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Robert Dale Wick
November 12, 1936 - December 21, 2017

Place of Birth: Sidney, Montana
Residence: E. Fairview, Montana
Age: 81

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Born in 1936 in a small town of Fairview MT at the Broadhead maternity house on the hill to parents Martin & Hazel Wick.

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That grew up in East Fairview ND in what we call the red house. At age 13 he and his family moved across the street to what we call grammas house or moms house.

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At age 20 he started working for the railroad, like his father before him. In September of 1958 he married Kathryn Stevenson and had four children and lived in a house in East Fairview that was surrounded by railroad tracks. Where Robert proceed to reside after separating with Kathryn in 1979.

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He continued to work the railroad for 42 years where he made many great friends, and got to see places that would make great stories and memories that will last forever. He retired from the job he loved in 1998.

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When not working on the rail he would drive beet truck and take family vacations. He enjoyed his tractors- whether he was pushing snow for the neighbors with them or just mowing to make the place look awesome. He also enjoyed going to car shows and watching the Barrett Jackson auction, especially when a Chevy El Camino was being shown. As most people knew him as the “El Camino King.”

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A son, a brother, a father, a grandfather, a great grandfather and a friend too many which he also made feel like family!
Robert Dale Wick was born November 12, 1936 to Martin and Hazel (Henderson) Wick. He was the oldest of five children, which included three boys (Dale, Oscar and Robert) and two girls (Eva and Linda). He attended school in Fairview, MT. Robert married Kathryn Stevenson in 1958. They were married 22 years and had four children (Debra, Martin, Douglas and Mandi).
Robert followed in his father’s footsteps and began working for the Great Northern Railroad in 1956. He worked his entire career for the railroad making many friends along the way. He retired in 1998, after 42 years of service. A fact both he and his family were proud of.
The latter half of his life was spent with Louise Fletcher as his companion . The two were always busy going here and there, making many memories along the way. Anyone who has spent any amount of time with them has a story to tell, most of them ending with “you just can’t make this stuff up”.
After retirement Robert spent his time hunting for El Camino’s and adding to his collection of model scale cars. He was always busy and happy to jump in and help someone out. His door was always open and the coffee pot was on. Many would stay with him on their travels, as he enjoyed having company and treated them all like family.
Robert passed away December 21, 2017 at his home in Fairview, N.D.
Robert is survived by his companion, Louise Fletcher of Fairview, MT; three siblings, Dale (Elaine) Wick of Lakeside, MT, Oscar (Jan) Wick of Nampa, ID, Linda (Rick) Valnes of Bismark, N.D.; four children, Debra (Rodger) Christiansen of Fairview, MT, Martin Wick of Glendive, MT, Douglas (Nicole) Wick of Sidney MT, and Mandi (Paul) Wick of Wisdom, MT; thirteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He was also known as dad and grandpa to numerous others, including the three Harris sisters, who held a very special place in his heart. Robert was preceded in death by his parents Martin and Hazel Wick, sister Eva L. Feeney and great granddaughter Maise Lou Price.


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Crystal Stai (Sidney, Montana)
Dec 28, 2017
Wick Family and Louise,
I am so sorry to hear about Robert's passing. He was a great friend to all who met him and always willing to give a helping hand to whoever needed it. Robert will be missed by all. Prayers during your time of grief.
Dale & Diane Danielson (Fairview, Mt)
Dec 28, 2017
Special prayers for the Wick family and Louise
edie stubbs (quincy, Washington (WA))
Dec 28, 2017
To the Wick family and Louise... sending thoughts and prayers to you all ( Jim) "n"
Edie
Campbell, Mike & Donna (Battle Mountain, NV)
Dec 28, 2017
Our hearts were saddened as we heard of the passing of our beloved Uncle Robert! He was a special man and I carry many many memories of fun times with him. Blessings and peace to all his family and friends.
Ernest and Cecelia Garcia (299 High Ridge Dr, San Antonio, Texas)
Dec 29, 2017
I’m so sorry to here about Robert. It’s been along time. I’m your cousin CeCe Henderson Garcia from Texas. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
phil cotter (billings, mt.)
Dec 29, 2017
family of Robert -I always remember his friendly hello and kindness when I lived in Fairview-Best regards-our prayers are with you all --Phil Cotter Billings Mt.
David Johnson (Billings, MONTANA)
Dec 30, 2017
To all of the Wick family, and Louise as well,
So sorry to hear of Robert's passing. He and my dad worked together for years on the railroad together. He was a good friend to me as well. I bet him and Kenny are sharing railroad stories in heaven now.
Kevin and Jackie Sullivan (Watford City, ND)
Dec 30, 2017
Thoughts and prayers are with all of your family! RIP Robert
Darby Rogney (Glasgow, MT)
Dec 31, 2017
So sorry for the families loss. I worked with Bob and Martin Wick, even when it was Great Northern RR on my first job. They were good friends of our family and Bob will be missed. Prayers at this time.
Chessica (Klamath Falls, Oregon)
Jan 2, 2018
He was never just Robert to me; he was always Grandpa. He was patient and loving with us kids. He had a bellowing laugh that could be heard all through the house. Grandpa always greeted me with a hug and a kiss on my cheek, and wanted to talk about me and how my life was going, even if he was in the worst of shape himself. I'll miss him.
I hope you've found peace Grandpa, I love you too..
Ed Getz (Slinger, Wisconsin)
Jan 3, 2018
I am very sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. I worked with him on the railroad just before he retired. I enjoyed working and visiting with him.
Tom Miller (Rapid City, SD)
Jan 3, 2018
Always a man with a quick chuckle and attention to detail! The rail tracks of life took Bob on many adventures. God Bless
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