Jean Krick 1931-2012

Posted December 11, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Jean Krick 1931-2012

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Jean Krick, 81, of Miller, S.D. died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Society of Miller.

By her request, private family graveside rites will be held.

Jean Louise was born on November 16, 1931 at home north of St. Lawrence, S.D., to Casey and Ethel (Williams) Schultz. She attended school through the eighth grade and later received her GED.

She married James C. Krick on May 25, 1947. To this union four children were born. Jim was employed as a ranch hand for Ted Jennings and they made their home south of Highmore for 47 years. They moved to Miller in 1995.

Jean was an excellent cook, cooking for all the extra hired men during the busy months. She always had a huge garden and canned many quarts of vegetables.

In 1967, she went to work in the office at Stephan Mission, and she was employed there until it was turned back to the tribe. In 1980 she started her career as an aide for the Miller School District, starting in the rural schools and eventually becoming the kindergarten aide in Miller until her retirement in 1999.

Jean’s kind and caring ways made her a wonderful mother to her children and it carried on over to her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandson, and also to all the animals that ended up in her home. One time she kept thirteen three-day-old puppies alive by feeding them every three hours with an eye dropper. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Miller.

Grateful for sharing her life are her children and their families, Barb and Willie Hasart and their children, Vicki Hasart and Tim Hasart; Junior and Marilyn (Buchheim) Krick and their children Becky (Michael) Blume and Jason Krick; Terry Krick and Jenise Krick and her daughter, Jenny (Terry) Oakley; great-grandchildren, Heather McBride (Colt Cain), Megan Carrillo, Sean Hasart, Jayna Blume, Cooper Oakley and Rockilynn Oakley; step-great-grandchildren, Grady Oakley and Cole Oakley; great-great-grandson, Hunter Cain; and Jean’s siblings, Dorothy Dickert, Phyllis (Bruce) Groves, Casey (Luella) Schultz, Doris Schultz and Dale Schultz.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Jim in 2003.

Memorials can be directed to a charity of your choice in memory of Jean.

Reck Funeral Home of Miller has been entrusted with Jean’s arrangements. Visit