Tricounty News

Charlie Dick, 16

Charlie Dick of Watkins died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 22, 2009, at the Paynesville Hospital from a bacterial infection of the heart. He was 16.

Services were at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, at the Penwell-Gabel Paola Chapel in Paola, Kans. Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday. Burial was in the Osawatomie Cemetery in Osawatomie, Kans.

Charlie Ryan Dick was born March 5, 1993, in Olathe, Kans. to Kelly and Joanna Dick. He grew up in Paola until the family moved to Pretty Prairie, Kans., in 2000, and then later moved to Watkins, Minn., in 2007. He attended Eden Valley-Watkins High School. Charlie enjoyed the outdoors, woodworking, and being with his family and friends.

Charlie was preceded in death by his grandfather Richard Dick and his aunt Theresa Light.

He is survived by his parents Kelly and Joanna Dick of Watkins; sisters Kaitlin Louise Dick, and Meghan Katherine Dick, brother Jake Avery Dick, all at home; maternal grandparents Ronnie and Nardina Light of Whitemore, Calif.; paternal grandmother Mary Ellen Dick of Paola; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Charlie was liked and loved by so many because of his sweet, funny, helpful, and caring ways. Charlie will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Memorials may be made to the Charlie Dick memorial fund in care of the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, 305 North Pearl, Paola KS 66071. To leave a special message for the family, go to