Jeffrey Lee Fick
Jeffrey Lee Fick had passed away on January 23, 2020 after a valiant battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
His life was filled with deep love, a passion for adventure, and endless possibilities.
Jeff was born on April 14, 1947 in Park Rapids, Minnesota, to Lawrence (Larry) and Grace Fick.
His Father Larry owned Fick Drug on Main Street for over 50 years. After graduating from Park Rapids High School with the class of 1965, he went on to study at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and graduated in 1968 with degrees in Psychology and Communications.
After graduation, Jeff traveled to Orlando, Florida, where he was part of the opening team for Walt Disney World in 1971. After a few years, he decided to leave the magic of Disney and moved to Los Angeles, California, where he continued his career working for Valley Cable Television, Universal Studios, the 1984 Olympic Games, the spinoff of the games, The LA 84 Foundation, the law firm of Munger, Tolles and Olson and ended his career working as an eighth grade Math Teacher for the Los Angeles Unified School District. During this time, he married his beloved Sally of Woodland Hills, California, with whom he celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on December 27, 2019.
Jeff’s favorite moments were spending weekends in their home in Palm Springs with his Dad and Stepmother who would visit every year from January to March to get out of the cold Minnesota winters. His passion for adventure led him to travel the world with Sally to such places as Great Britain, Germany, France, Ireland, Scotland, Holland, Russia, Italy, China, Japan, and Kenya. His quick wit had made those around him laugh and feel great, and his love for teaching broadened his student’s hunger for learning more than just math, but also about the world itself. He was the epitome of life because he had lived it and he will be missed by all those who knew and loved him.
Jeff is survived by his wife Sally, his stepdaughter, Tammy, and his step grandchildren, Sean and Allyson Vogl. He is also survived by several cousins, Tom (Susan) Hoffa, Jason (Toni) Hoffa, Jill (Cole) Erickson, Robin (Bob) Olgren, Paul (Laurie) Smith, his Stepmother, Barbara Fick and many other cousins and his incredibly special Aunt Betty, and truly wonderful best friend, John Karl Stennes.