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."
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.