John Michael Schick | The Gazette

Johannes Michael Schick

Cedar Rapids

John Michael Schick, 75, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away on April 16, 2024 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Rosary: ​​4:00 PM – 4:30 PM, Friday, April 26, 2024, Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Visitation: 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM, Friday, April 26, 2024, at the funeral home. Funeral Mass: 10 a.m., Saturday, April 27, 2024, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Burial: St. John’s Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Lunch: Cedar Rapids, Iowa VFW.

John was born on October 27, 1948 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Michael and Martha (Diedrich) Schick. He married Lousetta Driscoll in 1972 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. From this marriage David and Maureen were born. They divorced in 1989. He married Janice Engelmann-Welty on January 13, 1990 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They were married until his death.

John served twenty-three years in the United States Naval Reserve, including active duty in Vietnam. He retired from the Navy with the rank of Chief Equipment Operator. John was a member of IUOE Local 234 for seventeen years. He was a heavy equipment operator for the Linn County Solid Waste Agency for twenty-four years. John was a faithful member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. John was a fifty-year member of several veterans’ associations, including Forty & Eight, and the Cedar Rapids VFW.

John was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He loved cooking and spending time with his family. John was always ready to help those in need.

John is survived by his wife and children, David Schick and Maureen Schick; two stepchildren; six granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; and sister, Linda Drahos.

John was preceded in death by his parents and sister Barbara Sharp.

Those who are unable to attend are invited to follow the service via livestream. Find the livestream link on John’s tribute wall and share your support and memories with his family at under obituaries.

Memorials may be made to the family under the care of David Schick.