William B. Collick
MARQUETTE, MI – William B. Collick, age 71 formerly of Beaver Grove and a recent resident of Lost Creek in Marquette passed away Wednesday August 29, 2018 at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans where he resided for the past 2 weeks.
Bill was born November 20, 1946 in Ishpeming to Milton J. and Jeanette A. (Couture) Collick. Bill graduated from Ishpeming High School, class of 1967. After graduating from high school, he served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was stationed in Korea. Following his service to his country Bill returned to the Ishpeming area and he started working for Cleveland Cliffs Inc. Bill married Jeanette Quinnell on June 19, 1976. He worked 33 years for CCI, retiring in 2001 as a plant repairman from the Empire Mine.
Bill was a typical Yooper who enjoyed outdoor activities including camping, hunting and fishing. He played in local horseshoe leagues and enjoyed playing cribbage. Bill enjoyed an occasional trip to the casino and trying his luck on scratch off tickets. Bill and his late wife Jeanette were members of TOPS. Bill was a life member of the Ishpeming V.F.W. Post 4573. He will be missed at the Big Boy Restaurant where he enjoyed many friendships. Bill will be remembered by his 3 boys mostly as a family man.
Bill is survived by 3 sons: Steve (Danielle) Collick of Petoskey, MI, Joseph (Natasha) Collick of Harvey and Dan (Kristen) Collick of Beaver Grove, 6 grandchildren: Emma, Ellie, Jase, Jaydon, Olivia and Ethan, 3 brothers: Charles (Eleanor) Collick of Sand River, Milton (Susan) Collick of Fenton, MI and Gregory Collick of Ishpeming, his sister in law and close friend Sharon Flynn along with numerous nieces and nephews, sister in laws and brother in laws.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Jeanette (Quinnell) Collick.
Bill’s family will greet relatives and friends from 2:00-3:00 pm Sunday, September 2, 2018 at the Bjork and Zhulkie Funeral Home in Ishpeming where funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm with Rev. Matthew Osborne to officiate.
Interment will take place immediately follow at Northland Chapel Gardens where military honors will be accorded by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 380. A pot luck luncheon will follow at the Lost Creek Community Building in Marquette Twp.
Memorials may be directed to Disabled American Veterans at dav.org in memory of William Collick.
Bill’s obituary may be viewed at bjorkandzhulkie. com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.