October 19, 1930 – October 4, 2022
Irmgard was better known as Oma or Omi to most. She and her husband were the pioneers of our family. They, along with their oldest son, started their own new adventure. They moved from Germany to the United States in 1957 not knowing the language and with having only one distant relative in the U.S. to sponsor them.
They began to work and become part of this society. Irmgard learned to speak English from soap operas and the comics in the newspaper. They were such proud young adults that they began their commitment to this country by attending night school, learning the language and government to become citizens. They became citizens as soon as they were eligible. And there it began.
She has been a resident of Coarsegold, CA, for the last 16 years and resided in Indiana for 50 years prior.
She went to be with the Lord and many others on October 4, 2022, peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her children. Her lifelong relationship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod) as well as providing for her steadfast faith in our Lord Jesus Christ allowed her to pass calmly and comfortably to her heavenly home.
She was born in Mainz, Germany, on October 19th, 1930.
She enjoyed time with family, traveling, knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, sewing, and always a good mystery show on PBS. Irmgard had many friends from all over the world. She’ll be greatly missed and remembered by all of them.
She worked in retail for many years after her children were grown. She was fantastic with people because she was always knowledgeable, friendly, and her strong German accent didn’t hurt either. She truly loved her jobs.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years Wilhelm Schick; sister Gisela Eisenmueller of Germany and her brother Norbert Riese of Germany.
She is survived by her three children; sons Bodo Schick and wife Kathleen of Indianapolis, IN, Michael Schick and wife Teresa of Gahanna, OH, daughter Michele Schick-Schatzle and husband Ken of Coarsegold, CA; grandchildren Brian, Nikki, Brad, Melissa, Alexander, Erich, Daniel, David, Kelsey, Greg, Kelly, Sheila, Natalie, Bridgette, Mysti, and Christina; great-grandchildren Kayley, Luke, Clayton, Nate, Jackson, Joshua, Amelia, Alexander II, Alyssa, Anabelle, Jack, George, and Oliver.
Memorial Services will be held at Palm Memorial Sierra Chapel, 49269 Road 426, Oakhurst, CA 93644, on Wednesday, October 12, at 1 p.m. There will be a refreshment gathering at the chapel at 2 p.m. following the service.
In lieu of flowers, donation can be made to Lutheran High School, 5555 S. Arlington Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, 46237. Please note it is on behalf of the Schick, Hughes, and Baskett Families.
She will be forever in our hearts and treasured for many years to come.