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SMSgt Maurus Nicholas Blick

December 3, 1929 — March 24, 2018

SMSgt Maurus N. Blick, 88, of Topeka, passed away Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Stormont Vail Hospital. He was born December 3, 1929 in Hutchinson, Kansas, the son of John N. and Grace B. (Kennedy) Blick. 

He married Diedre R. “Dede” Flynn in Warrensburg, Missouri on July 20, 1951.  She preceded him in death on June 12, 2006.

He was raised in Hutchinson, Kansas and graduated from St. Teresa’s Catholic High School in 1949.  After serving in the United States Air Force he joined the Kansas Air National Guard retiring in 1989.  The Blick family and approximately 100 families moved from Hutchinson to Topeka in 1967 with what is now the 190th Air Refueling Wing.  Maurus and his wife were founding members of the PACK, an organization for Past and Active members of the 190th Air Refueling Wing of the Kansas Air National Guard.  They dearly loved spending time with their 190th Family.  The monthly picnics and Chief's Breakfasts remained a highlight for Maurus. Upon retirement he and Dede operated Porky’s Rollin’ Rib Rack for several years.  He loved spending his time entertaining and hosting family and friends.  You were always welcome at the Blick home.  He especially loved preparing amazing grilled steaks or smoked ribs.

Survivors include sons, Maurus C. Blick (Brenda Dageford),  Daniel Blick of Topeka, William Blick of Hutchinson, and a daughter, Lanaea (Rodney) Heine of Lawrence; daughter-in-law Rebecca Blick of Topeka, 8 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, two sisters, Sister Carmelita Blick and Sister Noella Blick, both of the Adorers of the Precious Blood of Christ in Wichita, brother, Tom (Joyce) Blick of Hutchinson, his sisters-in-law, LeAnna Morse of McAllen, Texas, Jan Blick, Norma Blick and Treva Blick all of Hutchinson and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Dede, son, Robert Blick, granddaughter, Kahlyn Heine, his parents, brothers, John, Fred and Roy Blick and sister, Sister Joan Blick.

Maurus will lie in state at the Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home on Tuesday where a rosary will be prayed at 5:30 p.m. followed by the family receiving friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Matthew Catholic Church.   Interment with military honors will follow at Westlawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Museum of the Kansas National Guard, St. Matthew Catholic Church or the Kahlyn Heine Legacy Foundation and sent in care of Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home, 800 SW 6th Ave., Topeka, Kansas  66603.

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