Howard Elick Obituary

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Howard Craig Elick

October 25, 1942 - July 17, 2014
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Craig Elick, 71, of Blue Grass, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014 at his home. Following cremation, private family services will be held. Memorials may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com. Craig was born on October 25, 1942 in Flint, MI, the son of Howard and Gertrude (Dekker) Elick. He was a Director of the Davenport YMCA and went on to own Kunkel's Sports Center for over 30 years. He taught skiing at Snowstar for 50 years on and off until a year ago, loved fishing, hunting and being outdoors. Craig had a 2nd Degree Black Belt and taught martial arts for many years. His...
Craig Elick, 71, of Blue Grass, passed away Thursday, July 17, 2014 at his home. Following cremation, private family services will be held. Memorials may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation. Online condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com.

Craig was born on October 25, 1942 in Flint, MI, the son of Howard and Gertrude (Dekker) Elick. He was a Director of the Davenport YMCA and went on to own Kunkel's Sports Center for over 30 years. He taught skiing at Snowstar for 50 years on and off until a year ago, loved fishing, hunting and being outdoors. Craig had a 2nd Degree Black Belt and taught martial arts for many years. His family was his life and he also enjoyed drum circles on the beach in Florida.

Survivors include his wife, Janet; son, Todd (Tasha) Elick; grandchildren, Tristan and Caleb; sister, Kathy (Jan) Wolyniak, and Bear, his special four-legged friend.

He was preceded in death by his fathers, Howard and Harry and his mother, Gertrude.

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