Edward “Ed” Mick, 70, of Holt, Mo., passed away on July 30, 2019.
Ed was born in Holt, Mo., the eldest of four children to Willie Dee and Marge Mick. Ed graduated from Kearney in 1967, and served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1971, earning rank of sergeant. Ed followed his father into the heavy equipment union, joining Local 101 and working with Belger Cartage for more than 30 years. Ed built a reputation within the industry as the most reliable, experienced crane operator in the Kansas City area and was extremely well respected. Ed received many awards for his skills, including his work as a first responder to the Hyatt Regency skywalk collapse.
Ed is survived by his wife of 46 years, Susan Mick; brother, Don Mick; children, Misty Mathis and husband Scott, and Chris Mick and wife Christi; grandchildren, Nicole Woods, Ashley Mick, Faith Mick, Shane Woods, Jake Woods and Ryley Mathis; two-great grandchildren; and more friends and family than one could count.
Ed was an avid gardener, enjoyed fishing and other various outdoor activities. He also enjoyed time with his beloved dogs throughout his life, including Schlitz, Michelob, Shadow and Rascal. Ed was most comfortable when surrounded by family and friends, especially grandchildren. Ed was an active member and Trustee of First Christian Church of Kearney. He was the consummate helper, and could always be relied upon by friends and family in need. Stating that Ed will be missed is hugely understated, especially by his immediate family.
A memorial service to celebrate Ed’s life will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at First Christian Church in Kearney, Mo. Visitation is scheduled from noon to 2:00 p.m., with service immediately after.
Donations in Ed’s honor may be made to either:
First Christian Church of Kearney – Ed Mick Memorial
National Kidney Foundation – Kansas City Kidney Walk (Ed’s Angels – Misty Mathis)
Our Sincere Condolences
We are so sorry and send our sympathies to all of you. May God hold you in His Hands.