Ervin “Peka” Schick of Blackburn and Delores Perdue of Grain Valley met in October of 1947 at the El Torreon Roller Skating Rink in Kansas City.

Ervin “Peka” Schick of Blackburn and Delores Perdue of Grain Valley met in October of 1947 at the El Torreon Roller Skating Rink in Kansas City. Ervin was working at Stewert Sands in Kansas City and Delores worked at Adler’s Department Store in downtown Kansas City.

On April 10, 1948 they were united in marriage in Blackburn at the preacher’s home, their Best Man was Donald Muncy and their Matron of Honor was Nancy Hall. They settled in Kansas City.

Ervin started working for Belger Cartage Trucking Company on November 2, 1948 to better provide for their growing family. Delores became a homemaker and stay at home mom to their four children. They were members of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Kansas City and the children attended Immanuel Lutheran Elementary School where Delores was a daily volunteer. Ervin was well known in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s for racing his #60 Sportsman Modified cars on the dirt tracks in the Kansas City area.

He retired from Belger Cartage on October 29, 1989 and they moved to Versailles in 1992. The Schick family is proud to be one of the First Families of Morgan County with their ancestors settling here in 1853.

Ervin and Delores celebrated their 70 years of marriage on April 7, 2018 at Laurie Care Center in Laurie with their children Erron and his wife Debbie Schick, of Mexico; Linda Bennett, of Versailles; Sandra Swartwood, of Bates City; daughter-in-law Veronica Schick, of North Kansa City; grandchildren, family and friends. They will also be celebrating the life of their son Ronald Schick who passed away January 22, 2018.

Cards of congratulations will reach them at PO Box 3, Versailles, MO 65084.