Marvin Dean Frick, age 93 of Bonnie was called home by the Lord at 11:30 am on January 11, 2021 at his home. Dean was a proud veteran of the Navy from World War II, and served on the Housing Authority Board, the Jefferson County Board and served several years as an Elk Prairie clerk and trustee for Elk Prairie Township. His greatest passion in life was his farm. He was a lifelong farmer and assisted his son in the farming operation up until his late 80’s but still climbed in the semi during harvest this past fall and road to the elevator. He still called his son nightly during planting and harvest to check on the days farming progress. He dearly loved his wife and children but the greatest joy that ever entered his life was his grandson, Jacob, whom he nicknamed “Bub”! Pa and Bub spent countless hours together and Bub was always “Pa’s” main topic during any conversation. He was a very kind, caring and giving husband, Dad, Pa, father-in law, friend and neighbor and had an avid love for dogs and cats. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Per Dean’s request there will be no public visitation and private family graveside services will be held Thursday at 11:00 am, officiated by Rev. Tim Reynolds at the Abner Cemetery in Nason, Illinois. Per the family’s request in lieu of flowers memorials in Dean’s memory should be given to the Abner Cemetery and can be sent to the family or Newell Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, IL, who is in charge of the services. Please remember to observe social distancing at this time. We are limited to 10 people in our building at a time. Following the CDC and NFDA regulations, we encourage everyone to wear a mask. They will be made available, upon request. Call Newell Funeral Home at 618-246-0100 or visit newellfuneralhome.com for further information.
In addition to his wife he is survived by a son, Marvin Ray Frick and wife, Sandra of Bonnie, IL, daughter, Charla Jean Walls and husband Mark of Inverness, Florida, grandson, Jacob Ryan Frick of Bonnie, IL, brother, John Frick Jr. of Evansville, IN, and brothers-in law, Jimmie McMillin and wife Betty of Rector, Arkansas, Lonnie McMillan of Lennon, Michigan, Stanley McMillin and wife Jerri of Jonesboro, Arkansas and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was born on May 28, 1927 to the late John and Flora (McGhee) Frick. On November 3, 1951 in Piggott, Arkansas, he married the love of his life Deloris Colleen (McMillin) Frick, who survives in Bonnie. They were blessed with 69 years of a very happy marriage. He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter, Charlene Frick, brothers, Gwain Frick, Harold Frick, twin brother Gene Frick, infant brother George Frick, and sister Eliza Florence Pickett.
“We are all farmers in this life! Our lives are the plots of ground that have been given to us free and clear. If we are wise, we too, will reap the abundant harvest, for the planting is left strictly to us”.