Virgil Lick

Virgil Lick, 78, of Vanderbilt, passed away September 24, 2019.

He was born to Edward and Beulah (Howard) Lick, Sr. on April 8, 1941, in Boyne Falls, Michigan.

Virgil worked for H&H Tube in Vanderbilt for 47 years.

He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, walking in nature, carpentry, and trips to the casino.

Virgil is survived by his wife of 38 years Beverly (Carr); children, Harvey (Amanda), Ilah (Ray), Leeann (Jack), Wayne, and Tedrick; grandchildren, Rochelle (Sean), Orion (Scarlet), Josei, Wade, Tiffany, and Kendra; great-grandchildren, David, Hunter, Diesel, Jax, Ember, Violet, and Oliver; brothers, Edward (Donna) Jr., and Raymond; and sister, Marjorie.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Harold; sister, Oralee; brother, Lindy; uncles, Virgil, Vern, and Karl; and great-grandson Axel.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, September 28, at 4:00 p.m. at Nelson Funeral Home, with a visitation beginning at noon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Arrangements entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home, PO Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.


  1. Peggy Ferguson September 26, 2019 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    Such a awesome man. RIP Virgil!!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family!!

  2. Don mary howard September 26, 2019 at 1:33 pm - Reply

    So sorry for the loss of Virgil. A great man. Your loss is great, but you have many wonderful memories of your life together. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

    • Dick Yuill October 9, 2019 at 9:33 pm - Reply

      So sorry to hear of Virgil’s passing, such a nice man, very kind. Will miss him, R.I.P. my friend.
      Dick Yuill

  3. Beverly Schuster September 26, 2019 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    Verg you will be missed by All of our little town.i loved talking to you on your daily walks.
    Rest in peace dear Friend.Ernie & Bev.

    • Denise Bazuin October 2, 2019 at 3:12 pm - Reply

      I will surely miss his gentleness…he was a kind person. I’ll miss our conversations 🙏

  4. Linda Simcek September 26, 2019 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss! Your family is in my thoughts and prayers!

  5. Randi Williams September 27, 2019 at 2:18 am - Reply

    I talked to him nearly every day. He walked to my house to visit. We met at the post office. I stopped when he was in his yard. I am truly sorry for your loss and I will miss him dearly. He was such a authentic and loving soul.

  6. Mary Miller September 27, 2019 at 10:44 am - Reply

    So very sorry for your loss keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers

  7. Sherry Coultes September 27, 2019 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    Bev and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Virgil was a great person. I will miss seeing him on his walks. Prayers for you all. Sherry and Chuck

  8. Lisa Holm September 27, 2019 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    So sorry. Virgil was always so friendly and I enjoyed talking to him when I saw him. Prayers and hugs for you all.


  9. Penny Moore Ryckman September 27, 2019 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss. I use to see him almost everyday at the post office. He sure will be missed, thoughts and Prayers to the family.

  10. John Brown September 28, 2019 at 9:12 am - Reply

    I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I worked with him and was glad to call him a friend. He will be missed, but just knowing he touched many lives of his friends, he will be remembered forever. God’s blessing to his family, He will be with God and we shall see him someday.

  11. Richard & Laura Simcek September 28, 2019 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    To the Lick family, So very sorry for your loss, your family is in our prayers.

    • Suzanne Karslake Medellin October 2, 2019 at 11:48 pm - Reply

      To the family of Virgil, I will miss him, I have not see him in a few years. When my dad, Don Karslake was alive, I lived in Vanderbilt and rode my bike; I saw Virgil riding. We would stop and chat and always seemed to be at the cemetery at the same time, a great place to visit. I’ve known your family since I can remember. I didn’t know he had passed until I went to church last Sunday, I was very sad. I am sorry I had not heard or I would have gone to the funeral. I will keep you all in my prayers. Surely he is with Jesus now.
      Suzie Karslake Medellin

  12. Robert Smith (Robbie ) October 2, 2019 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    Very sorry for the family’s loss. He was a good man for a lot of lives. He will be missed, prayer to friends and family !!

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