Lawrence M. Chik

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December 30, 1950 - June 28, 2020
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Lawrence M. Chik, of Saint Charles, MO, passed away Sunday, June 28, 2020 at the age of 69. Beloved husband of Nancy Chik; cherished son of the late James and Florence Chik; devoted father of Michael Richardson; loving grandfather of Tori Bowden; dear brother of Roger (Mary Beth) Chik, Sandy (John Ray) Chik, Judy (Bob) Haldeman, Mary Kay (Rod) Michael and the late James Chik. Larry is survived by many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Lawrence Matthew Joseph Chik was a beloved family man and member of his community. Lawrence was born and raised in St. Louis, and has been a 40-year resident of St. Charles County.

From an early age, Lawrence was a natural athlete. He excelled at baseball with his siblings and father, and later became an excellent golf player. Lawrence was a die-hard Cardinals fan, and never missed a golf tournament. However, his natural abilities also extended to his mind. Lawrence found joy in analyzing numbers, data, and finances. He used those talents to build his own business, as well as prepare taxes for countless clients, many of which returned to him for several decades. Lawrence also found great joy in helping others, often doing so by using his analytical abilities to help in financial crises.

Lawrence had many joys in his life, but the most of which was his family and friends. Although he came from a large family, Lawrence took pride in maintaining those relationships. A testament to his friendships are the multiple friends he's kept for several decades. The most important relationship in his life, however, was his love, Nancy. They married in 1979, enjoying 40 years of matrimony. Together, they took on many adventures and travels, often with those beloved relatives and companions. They also raised a son, Michael. Lawrence and Michael shared a love of cars, as well as tinkering and fixing up their homes and vehicles.

Lawrence suffered from many health conditions in his final years. He so fought hard and won so many of those health battles, his family called him "Iron Man." Although he lost his final battle, he'll always be our hero.

Now, he is probably singing the lyrics from one of his favorite Eagles songs, "I'm already gone, and I'm feelin' strong. I will sing this victory song."

Memorials may be made in Larry’s name to American Kidney Fund or American Heart Association.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic the family is requiring that all guests wear masks to the visitation.  Social distancing is required, and guests should stay at least 6 feet apart. Thank you for your understanding. 

The Visitation on Thursday will be open to all, while the funeral service on Friday will be private, the family would like to invite you to watch the funeral service online available on July 3, 2020 at 12:00 pm, click here to view.

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  1. Mary Jo Smith July 1, 2020 at 7:49 am - Reply

    I have missed Larry for a couple of years at tax season. Larry took over when my sister Carol Labarge died. He loved his job he always said because he liked seeing his clients. I have really missed him. He had a tough fight.

  2. Tina Jones July 1, 2020 at 9:18 am - Reply

    candle 7My deepest sympathy to the family and especially Nancy. You 2 were always together and quite the pair! May your family be comforted by their many wonderful memories.

  3. Wendy Renfrow July 1, 2020 at 10:15 am - Reply

    candle 5Nancy you and your family are in my prayers and please if you need anything let me know love and miss you

  4. Rebecca Samaan July 1, 2020 at 10:45 am - Reply

    candle 7I am deeply saddened by Larry’s passing. I’m thinking of all our family in St. Louis, especially Nancy, and wishing I could be there with you. Rest In Peace, Uncle Larry.

  5. Joyce Nelson July 1, 2020 at 11:22 am - Reply

    RIP, Larry, may you find Eternal life in good health. You fought long and hard on this Earth. Our condolences to Larry’s family, but especially Nancy, Michael and Tori. Always in our thoughts and prayers.

  6. Laura Renaud July 1, 2020 at 11:27 am - Reply

    I’m so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing.
    We are sending hugs and comfort to everybody.

  7. Chris Michael July 1, 2020 at 11:33 am - Reply

    candle 6You were always so much fun (and funny) to be around. I love you Uncle Larry.

  8. Wendy Allen July 1, 2020 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    candle 1Nancy, I am so sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you and your family in this difficult time. We are all here if you need anything at all. We miss you at the office. Take care of yourself.

  9. Angel Michael July 1, 2020 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers! I love and miss all of dearly. RIP Uncle Larry

  10. Herb and Kathy Gibbs July 1, 2020 at 2:54 pm - Reply

    Larry and Nancy have been great neighbors. We will miss seeing him walk Buddy. Whatever you need Nancy, we are here.

  11. Chris and Jen Miller July 1, 2020 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    Larry was our tax man and we always loved our visits with him! He made it more about his relationship with you than about the taxes, and that is what we loved about him! He will be greatly missed!

  12. Roberta Glenn July 1, 2020 at 4:57 pm - Reply

    candle 8Larry was my accountant since 1997. One of my favorite parts of his tax process was him using his little hammer on the backs of the big staples on the file. When his health required him to slow down, I told him that tax season would not be the same. I loved visiting with him during appointments. I would text him every once in a while to check in on him. He will be missed.

  13. Brijette & Matt Struyk July 1, 2020 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    I am so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. He was such a great man and always made getting my taxes done an enjoyable time. He always made us laugh! What we saw more than anything was his love for his wife, son & especially his granddaughter. His face would literally light up when he spoke of her. I’ll be thinking of the Chik family during this time

  14. Dale & Kandy Chik July 1, 2020 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    candle 8Larry; RIP cousin. I’m going to miss all the fun and special times we shared on our travels together with our wives. So many trips and so many great memories, I will never forget you Larry. “The man who finds life will find it through trusting God” Romans 1:17 Nancy, may our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ give you strength, comfort, and peace. All our love, Dale & Kandy

  15. debbie hillN July 1, 2020 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    Nancy I am sorry for your loss. I will pray for you and your son and granddaughter during this time. Love, Debbie Hill

  16. Dot Christian July 1, 2020 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    Nancy and family, I am sorry to learn of Larry’s death. My husband Tom just died May 29th so I know how empty and sad you must feel. I pray God will comfort you and keep you strong as you lose the life you planned and adjust to the life you now have.

    Dot Christian

  17. Kandy Chik July 1, 2020 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    candle 2I met Larry and Nancy the day before I married Larry’s cousin Dale. That was twelve years ago. I immediately fell in love with them both. Dale and I took several trips with them throughout the years where we “never” failed to have a “lot” of laughs and “wonderful” meals! Larry loved life and he had a “gusto” for everything he did. The thing I will always remember about Larry was his “wonderful” smile and he readily shared it with everyone he met. I will weep for his passing; but, really I am crying for “my” loss and the loss of those whom never had the pleasure of knowing him. God Speed

  18. John and Crystal Bollinger July 2, 2020 at 4:51 am - Reply

    candle 2Our hearts are saddened to hear of Uncle Larry’s passing. Many long distance hugs to Nancy and the rest of the family. We will be singing that Eagles song in his memory.

  19. Walter & Barb Sammelmann July 2, 2020 at 8:41 am - Reply

    Our sympathy to Larry’s wife & family. He did our taxes for many years & we always enjoyed visiting with him.

  20. Walter & Barb Sammelmann July 2, 2020 at 8:46 am - Reply

    Our sympathy to Larry’s wife & family. He did our taxes for many years & we always enjoyed our visits with him. God Bless.

  21. Dot Christian July 2, 2020 at 9:02 am - Reply

    Nancy and family, So sorry to hear about Larry. My husband ,Tom, just died May 29th so I know the empty and sad feeling you are experiencing. May God comfort you as you lose the life you planned and deal with the life you now have.
    My sincerest sympathy.

    Dot Christian

  22. Beth Simokaitis July 2, 2020 at 10:31 am - Reply

    candle 5Nancy, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. In my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  23. Janice Nagode Morovich July 2, 2020 at 11:14 am - Reply

    candle 1I’m so sorry, Nancy. 💔😭🙏
    You were a most loving, devoted, compassionate, caring wife to the end. You hurt because you loved him deeply. May God bless you richly and comfort you in your grief in the days ahead. You grieve with a hope, knowing you will see him again. ❤️
    Larry was such a kind, loving man who had a gentle spirit with a great sense of humor.
    He loved you so much.❤️
    I am so thankful for all the times he drove his Dad to Cleveland to visit my Mom and Great Aunt Betty. He was so patient with his Dad.
    I will miss talking baseball with him. ⚾️🧢 He was a diehard Cardinals fan, but he and you were rooting for our Indians in the 2016 World Series. I think he secretly would have like to see an Indians-Cardinals World Series. 😎
    We wish we could be there to (((hug))) and comfort you and share memories. But alas, the Coronavirus and all its restrictions have limited us.😢
    Cling to Jesus and to your family. We love you and will continue to pray for you. Be kind and gentle with yourself. 🙏💕

  24. Catherine Perrine July 2, 2020 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    Nancy, Ford and I were so sorry to hear this sad news about Larry.
    Please know that you and yours are in our prayers.
    Cathy and Ford Perrine

  25. Greg & Moira Mcghee July 2, 2020 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    candle 1Our dearest friend Larry…..We were just reminiscing about the great Halloween parties Larry & Nanc threw. Always so caring and providing fun times for friends. We will always love you 💜

  26. Ann Quigley July 2, 2020 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    Nancy, my deepest sympathy to you and your family. Larry had done my taxes for many years and he was always so kind, happy and what a smile! Because of my sister and her husband, Marsha and Nat Helms, I had the pleasure of meeting you as well. You were a lovely, fun couple. May you be comforted by many wonderful memories.

  27. Richard Ganahl July 2, 2020 at 8:42 pm - Reply

    candle 1Beyond believable. Love 💕and prayers. Friends Forever! Irene, Suk and Dik Ganahl

  28. Bob Morley July 2, 2020 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    candle 8I enjoyed working with Larry on the drama set crew at McBride and several golf outings in recent years. Larry was always positive and a delightful mate to hang with.
    Rest in Peace Friend

  29. Ken& Joyce Drury July 3, 2020 at 6:21 am - Reply

    With our prayers and condolences to Larry’s family.He did our taxes for many years.He will be truly missed.

  30. Jeff and Janice Beckmann July 3, 2020 at 9:17 am - Reply

    Peace be with you and your family, Nancy. Larry’s smile and friendliness will be missed.

  31. Cis Rice July 3, 2020 at 11:08 am - Reply

    Larry was truly one of a kind! I have so many memories of him. I’m glad we were cousins and were able to spend a lot of time together over the years. May God look with mercy upon his soul and grant him entry into the embrace of His everlasting Love in Heaven. Rest in Peace, Larry! Nancy, Michael and Tori, May God bless you and give you peace and comfort. Ken and I will keep you all in our prayers.

  32. Rita and Milt Villinger July 3, 2020 at 11:18 am - Reply

    candle 1Our hearts go out to all of you! Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers!

    Love, Rita and Milt

  33. Charles and Dale Sapp July 3, 2020 at 11:19 am - Reply

    candle 5Nancy, our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your husband. Roger, our deepest sympathy to you on the loss of your brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both and with your family during this difficult time

  34. Joe Nettemeyer July 3, 2020 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    We met as boys at McBride. We began our journey to manhood together. He will forever be one of our brothers. Rest In Peace!


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