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Dale C. Flick

May 23, 2020


Dale C. Flick age 88 of DeSoto, WI, passed away at home on Saturday, May 23, 2020.  He was born to Vernon and Margaret (Parisius) Flick on January 7, 1932. After graduating from Viroqua High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He served 8 years with some of that time spent in Alaska. Dale was also a competitive boxer in high school and the Army. Upon leaving the U.S. Army, he took a job with the U.S. Department of Defense in Washington, D.C.  His career with them took him to England and he lived many years in Greenbelt, Maryland.  He retired from the DOD in 1987 and spent his retirement years in DeSoto surrounded by family.

Dale had many interests he pursued during his life including being a ballroom dance instructor and a licensed hypnotist.  He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, writing stories, astronomy and watching eagles. Dale was an avid reader and chess player.  He loved all the traveling he did, but his special favorite was many trips to Ireland. In addition, his travels included Greece, Machu Picchu, Peru, and several U.S. national parks. Those who knew Dale were often entertained with his stories and experiences from his travels. Dale also enjoyed entertaining his many nieces and nephews with magic tricks.

Dale is survived by brothers Keith (Sharon) Flick of La Crosse, Lester (Sue) Flick of DeSoto, Harlan (Pam) Flick of Richland Center, sisters Diana Flick Bentz of La Crosse, Sallie Flick of DeSoto, sister-in-law Bonnie Flick of DeSoto and many nieces and nephews and their families. Dale was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Gordon, Russell, Shirley and sisters Gloria Hutzler, Anita Clough, Marilyn Meyer and Joan Flick.

The family will have private services at this time with plans for a celebration of life to be held later. Dale will be very missed by all who knew him. Condolences may be left for the family by visiting

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