George “Scoop” Wick, 1956-2017

Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte, is handling the arrangements for George E. “Scoop” Wick, 61, of LaPorte, Indiana, who passed away peacefully at home with his loving wife at his side on Monday, December 4, 2017.

George was born March 8, 1956, in Chicago Heights, Illinois, to George E. Sr. and Lauretta (Walsh) Wick.

He retired from NRP Jones in April of 2017. George enjoyed golf and bowling, and loved being outdoors.

On February 14, 1981, he married Debbie Colburn, who survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mandy (Brian) McCoy; a grandson, Ethan; four nieces, Suzanne, Lori, Denise and Jocelyn; a nephew, Brian; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Joan Eliyas; and a brother, Robert Wick.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, December 7, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte. A funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. Friday, December 8, at the funeral home.  Family and friends may visit from 11:30-12:30 p.m. at the funeral home before the service. Reverend Daniel E. McDonald is officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the LaPorte County Small Animal Shelter, 2855 W. Ind. 2, LaPorte, IN 46350; or Michiana Humane Society, 722 Ind. 212, Michigan City, IN 46360.

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3 Responses to “George “Scoop” Wick, 1956-2017”

  1. Lew

    Dec 07. 2017

    Rest in peace ole friend.

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  2. DB

    Dec 08. 2017

    I miss ya Scoop!

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  3. Christine Schloesser

    Dec 09. 2017

    So sorry for your loss, Debbie. RIP George

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