In loving memory of

Richard Hookom Wick
July 23, 1920 - March 10, 2020

Richard Hookom Wick, 99, formerly of Mt. Union and Mt. Pleasant, died Tuesday, March 10, 2020 in Bettendorf. He was born July 23, 1920 in a new little house on the Southwest corner of Canaan Center Farm to Roy Hoppe and Lillian Fern Hookom Wick. On May 20, 1945, he married Edna Virginia Schnicker at Zion United Church of Christ in Burlington. She passed away September 21, 2011.
He was a 1937 graduate of New London High School and attended Mt. Union United Methodist Church. Mr. Wick was a lifelong farmer in Canaan Township. He had a very strong work ethic that he passed on to his daughters. He served on the Mt. Union Coop Board and the Trinity Cemetery Board, loved horses, and was a John Deere man through and through. In 1992 his family was awarded the Century Farm at the Iowa State Fair.
Richard is survived by two daughters, Karen Pacha of Long Grove, Iowa and Karla (Darryl) Thompson of Prairie Village, Kansas; three grand-daughters, Karri Mart, Meaghan Thompson and Jamie Thompson; two great-grandchildren, Lynnea and Patrick Mart; and one brother, James Wick of Phoenix, Arizona. Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Marilynn Gibson and son-in-law Mike Pacha.
The funeral service will be at 2:00 PM, Friday, March 13, 2020 at Elliott Chapel, New London. Pastor David Mixon will officiate. Visitation will begin at 9 AM with the family present to greet friends from 1:00 until the time of the service. Immediately following the service, Richard will be laid to rest beside his beloved wife Edna at Trinity Cemetery. A memorial has been established for Trinity Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at


Cheryl Perkins wrote on Mar 12, 2020:

"Karen and Karla, So very sorry for your loss. We have fond memories of Uncle Richard and Aunt Marilyn?s visit with us a few years ago here in Arizona. We are thinking of you and your families. Cheryl and Pete Perkins"

Blaker McPhail wrote on Mar 11, 2020:

"I'm so, so sorry for your loss, Jamie. I know your Grandpa meant the world to you. Know that we're thinking of you and your family, and that we'll keep you all in our prayers."

Verla Wulf wrote on Mar 10, 2020:

"So sorry about your dad Karen. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family. Hugs my friend."

Lou & Carla Behrend wrote on Mar 10, 2020:

"Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers Karen. Sending hugs??"

Roberta Shinbori wrote on Mar 10, 2020:

"My condolences to the family; so sorry to hear of his passing. Carry him always in your hearts."

James R. Wick wrote on Mar 10, 2020:

"Today I feel the loss of my only brother who I knew for all of my 96 plus years. In my early years, growing up on the Iowa farm I followed in his footsteps when performing farm chores and fieldwork. I especially remember the winter of 1936 when drouth and chinch bugs had diminished the crops the corn had been shocked and ground to feed to livestock. That winter dad injured his knee and it fell to Richard and me each Saturday to bring in the frozen, snow covered shocks to be ground for fodder. Even then he loved the farm and the challenges that provided for the rest of his life. I will miss his weekly phone calls in which we relived our early history. May his daughters, grand daughters and great grand kids honor his memory and continue his values. James Wick"