Angola – Joseph John Schick Jr, 73 died Tuesday November 9, 2021 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. Mr. Schick was born in Portland, Indiana on February 13, 1948. He was the son of the late Joseph J and Charlene (Johnson) Schick Sr. He graduated from Dunkirk High School in 1966 where he earned several Varsity Letters in sports. In August of 1966 to August 1967 he attended Ball College in Nashville, Tennessee for Body fender and welding. In February of 1968 he entered the U.S. Army. He served in Vietnam with the 25th Infantry Division, Earning a Bronze Star with a V Devise (Valor). After leaving Vietnam in July of 1969 he was assigned to the 2nd Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas until his discharge in February 1970. He started college at Ball State University in September 1970, where he met his future wife. He graduated in February 1975 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education. Joseph obtained a teaching position in August of 1976 in LaGrange Indiana with the Lakeland School Corporation where he taught Middle School Tech Ed (Shop) for 35 years. In 1981 he obtained his Master’s Degree from Ball State University. Besides teaching he coached Middle School sports and High School Football and Track. He retired from teaching and coaching in June 2011. He enjoyed playing golf, Bowling and Watching sports, especially IU basketball and Notre Dame Football. He was a member of Life Changing Church and was an active member of the Angola American Legion Post #31 and Life member of the VFW Post 7205 also of Angola. He really enjoyed snow birding in Gulf Shores, Alabama with his wife of 46 years, Joyce Ellen (Baysinger) Schick. They were married August 9, 1975 in Muncie, Indiana and she survives in Angola. He is also survived by a son Justin (Helen Pratt) Schick of Angola; brother Paul Schick of Dunkirk; sisters in law and brother in law, Janet Campbell of Fremont, Bill & Joanne Cranston of Fremont and Julie Ingels of Fishers and several nieces and nephews. Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Rita Metcalfe and 3 brothers in law, Harold Campbell, Mark Ingels and James Baysinger. Services will be 11 am, Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center Street, Auburn, IN with Pastor Nate Drown and Greg Parker officiating. Burial will follow the service in Woodlawn Cemetery in Auburn with military honors conducted by the Angola American Legion Post #31. Calling is Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the funeral home. Memorials can be given in Joseph’s name to the Shriners Hospital or Veteran of Foreign Wars. To leave condolences visit www.fellerandclark.com.
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