Earl "Bob" Dick, Black Jack Fire

Earl R. "Bob" Dick, 95, of Wentzville, passed away on March 16, 2023. Beloved husband of the late Jean Dick. Loving father of Bob (Laura) Dick, Barbara Brummet, Kerry (Michele) Dick, Nancy (Julie) Scerine, Tim (Vicki) Martin and the late Patrick Dick; dear grandfather of 19, great-grandfather of 40 and great-great-grandpa of 12; loving father-in-law of Valerie Dick. Bob was preceded in death by both his brothers Elmer and Saymon Dick and his parents Morres and Golide Dick (nee Lerner).

Bob was born and raised in the St. Louis area, service and dedication to family and community has been the hallmark of Chief. (ret.) Earl Robert Dick's life. Bob, as friends and family call him, knew public service would his calling starting with his enlistment in the Marines working on transportation during WWII. He did not stop there, following his service in the Marines with stints in the Navy and Missouri Air National Guard. But his life's work would begin when he first volunteered for the city of Berkeley's fire department in 1953. Chief Dick served 57 years in the fire services, working up from volunteer to Chief of Black Jack Fire Protection District where he retired in 1993. Retirement didn't slow him down. He has been a dedicated member for over 60 years of Backstoppers, a charity supporting the families of fallen fire, police, and ems, he served the local IAFF 398 and 2665, and just retired from serving on the Wentzville Fire Board after 16 years.

Despite his admirable service which continues today, Bob would tell you his greatest passion and achievement was his 63 year marriage to Jean and their 6 children. Their journey together began when he was 20 and they never looked back. His role as husband, father, and world's greatest grandfather are his greatest joy and what matter most about his life. Chief Dick has and continues to be the best in what our community has to offer and his impact will be felt for generations.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 from 3:00 pm-8:00 pm at Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., St. Charles 63304. 

Uniformed members wishing to stand casket vigil in honor of Chief Dick should sign up at this link: https://signupschedule.com/mofirefuneralteam

A uniformed member walk through will be held at 7:30PM

 Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 10:00 am with an additional visitation from 9:00 am until time of services at 10:00 am. Apparatus is not being requested.

 Interment: St. Charles Memorial Gardens. Professional Honors will be afforded.

 Memorial contributions have been suggested to The BackStoppers, Inc.