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Elmer Leroy Mick

August 2, 1922 December 19, 2010
Elmer Leroy Mick
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Obituary for Elmer Leroy Mick

Worthington, MN

     Elmer Leroy Mick, 88, of Worthington, died Sunday, December 19, 2010 at his home.
     Born August 2, 1922 at Tracy, MN, he was the son of Floyd and Alta Mick. He married Doris Hanson June 22, 1946 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Walnut Grove, MN.
     He grew up and attended school in Tracy, graduating from Tracy High School in 1942. In 1942, he enlisted in the Army Air Force and served as a pilot in WW II, stationed in Italy. He was discharged from active duty as a Captain in 1946 and served in the Air Force Reserve until 1955.
     After marriage they moved to Worthington where he was employed at Rickbeil Hardware and Appliance until 1953. They then moved to Jackson, MN where he had purchased Skalicky Hardware. They joined the Ace Hardware franchise and the business was known as Mick Ace Hardware and Appliances. In 1960 they moved back to Worthington where they had purchased the former Thom Hardware. The business name was changed to Ace Hardware and they continued to own and operate it for 38 years, retiring in 1998. He also joined with Nyberg’s Ace Hardware in Sioux Falls as purchasing manager from 1969 to 1976.
     He was elected to the board of directors of the Minnesota-Dakotas Retail Hardware Association in 1977. He served on the board for nine years and as president during 1984. He has also owned Mick Office Plaza in downtown Worthington since 1973.
     Elmer was a member of First Lutheran Church, Worthington. He served as the chairman of the Scholarship Fund for many years.
     He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Ralph. A son, Randy Lee, died as a newborn infant. His wife Doris died February 6, 2003.
     Surviving are two sons and their families.
     Larye and Diane Mick of Worthington, grandchildren Miriam and Reggie Camarse, Lydia and Hannah Mick and a great grandson Carter Camarse.
     Kevin and Amy Mick of Sioux Falls and grandchildren Cassandra and Mitchell Mick.
     Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 23, 2010, at 10:30 a.m., at the First Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN, with Rev. Richard Ricker officiating. Burial will be in the Worthington Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 22, 2010, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington and on Thursday, December 23, 2010, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at the First Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the First Lutheran Scholarship Fund.


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