Douglas Krick Obituary

Douglas Lyle Krick
Douglas Lyle Krick

September 17, 1970 - October 19, 2018
Born in Winfield
Resided in Rosemont, IL

Obituary

Douglas L. Krick, better known as Krikket to his friends was one of the kindest and sweetest people you could meet. Born, Sept. 18, 1970, he grew up in the Chicago suburb of Wheaton, IL and was the oldest child of Emery “Bud” and Anne Krick. Doug had an eclectic taste that ranged from Dr. Who to Pink Floyd to Ramen Noodles and science fiction novels. He also simply enjoyed being with a group of people and would take interest in the groups interests. Case in point, he didn’t love baseball, but he loved the Cubs because his family did. He moved to Boston in his 20’s and adopted it as his second home. While there, he become involved in local politics and helped to form the Pink Pistols, an organization that advocates for safe gun use among people in the sexual minority community. He eventually moved back to Chicago where his family is from and began work in a variety of areas, finally settling in the food service industry at O’hare International Airport for the last several years. During that time Doug spent many evenings making friends and eating pizza from Barone’s with his family while they celebrated birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and holidays together.

Doug was a hard worker and a fighter. He fought and won the battle of alcohol. He fought and won the battle of weight gain by losing and maintaining a loss of 100 pounds. He fought the battle of finding and keeping meaningful employment. He worked hard for the rights of the LGTBQ community. He worked hard to find and be in meaningful and intimate friendships and personal relationships. He also fought the battle of depression.

This past weekend, after 48 years of fighting and working hard, Doug was tired. More to the point, he was tired of being tired. The depression became too much. He lost that battle and died by suicide. Our hearts are broken and we pray that he has found the peace that he was always looking for.

Doug is survived by his parents, Emery “Bud” and Anne Krick, his sister, Carolyn (Kevin Conlee) and their children Drew and Julianne, his brother, Tim, (Vicky) and their children Sam, Olivia and Micah and his brother, Jay, (Nicole) and their daughter Riley. There are also countless aunts, uncles and cousins that loved Doug dearly.

In lieu of flowers, we ask that you consider making a donation to one of two organizations.

Faith is integral to the Krick family, and St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wheaton is very meaningful to Bud and Anne. You can donate to the ministry of St. Paul by mailing a check to the church and writing, “Doug Krick Memorial Fund” in the note section. The address is provided below.

As mentioned, Doug struggled with mental illness, specifically depression. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is an organization that raises awareness about and does research for suicide prevention. A memorial fund has been set up in Doug’s memory. You can make a donation at https://afsp.donordrive.com/campaign/Doug-Krick-Memorial-Fund.

You are invited to join family and friends to celebrate Doug’s life and proclaim the victory of Christ over death at the memorial service on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 515 S. Wheaton Ave, Wheaton, IL 60187. There will be a visitation from 9-11am, service at 11am and a light luncheon will follow.

Until that day comes, let us proclaim the mystery of our faith. Christ has died. Christ is risen. Christ will come again.

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Services

Memorial Visitation
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
515 S. Wheaton Avenue
Wheaton, IL DuPage 60187
Saturday, November 3, 2018
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Memorial Service
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
515 S. Wheaton Avenue
Wheaton, IL DuPage 60187
Saturday, November 3, 2018
11:00 AM

Charities

Doug Krick Memorial Fund
Doug Krick Memorial Fund
515 S. Wheaton Avenue
Wheaton, Illinois DuPage 60187
Mail a check with Doug Krick Memorial Fund in memo section