Dennis Klick


August 30, 2011 - 12:00 AM

Dennis Hugh Klick, 66, retired Gates Corporation, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, in Yates Center.
He was born in Chanute, to Henry Hugh and Helen Louise (Otto) Klick. After graduating from Yates Center High School in 1963, he attended Kansas State University, Neosho County Community College and Allen County Community College.
He was united in marriage to Loretta Marlar on Feb. 26, 1967. To this union three daughters were born. Countless hours of the family’s time was tied to 4-H. He was an active 4-H leader for 25 years. He was initially employed by Kansas Department Of Transportation and later partnered in a floral business in Yates Center. Several years were spent at Sedan Floral, Pleasant Hill Missouri Floral, Bird & Handly Oil Company and Brown Ranch. He worked as the Woodson County noxious weed director 13 years. After retiring from Gates Corporation he enjoyed spending time at Lone Pine Game Bird Reserve. However, his most valued time was with his children and grandchildren. 
He is survived by his mother, Helen Bachelder; daughters, Cindy (Brandon) Baker, Yates Center, Latrisha (Daniel) Larner, Bentonville, Ark., and Jeania (Tom) Embry, Fort Scott; grandchildren, Krais, Tayla, Bethany and Gideon Baker; a sister, Linda Edwards, Valley Center; stepbrothers, Jerry (Joyce) Bachelder and Don Bachelder; and a stepsister Janice (Don) Riley.
He is preceded in death by his father, Henry; stepfather, Verle Bachelder, and brother-in-law, Arthur Edwards Jr. 
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 10 at the United Methodist Church, 307 S. Grove, Yates Center.
Memorials to Friends for Life may be sent to 1096 Longhorn Rd., Yates Center, KS 66783 or Harry Hynes Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, Ks 67202.
Baker Funeral Home, Valley Center, is in charge of arrangements.

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