Edward William Vick

March 13, 1931 - June 02, 2016 

Edward William Vick

March 13, 1931 - June 02, 2016 

Obituary for Edward William Vick

VICK
Edward W. "Captain Ed"
Edward W. Vick "Captain Ed", age eighty-five of Zeeland, Michigan died June 2, 2016, in Zeeland of natural causes.
Ed was born March 13, 1931, in Toledo, Ohio to Benjamin and Frances Vick. He graduated from DeVilbiss High School and earned a degree in Business Administration from the University of Toledo in 1954. He was president of Phi Kappa Chi fraternity and advertising manager of the Campus Collegian newspaper. Two days after graduation Ed began active duty in the Navy, serving aboard the USS Missouri. Later that year at Augsburg Lutheran Church, he married Shirley Giles, a UT nursing student. Ed was employed until retirement with Ford Motor Company, holding various positions in marketing and dealer franchising. He earned his MBA at the University of Detroit while raising three children with Shirley, his wife of 42 years. Ed and Shirley resided in Dearborn, MI, Phoenix, AZ and Plymouth, MI before retiring to Lake Ann, MI in 1986. During retirement, Ed obtained his charter captain's license and a ham radio license. He shared his love of fishing with his grandchildren and took great joy in making them laugh.
Ed is survived by his children, Julie (Pete) Schmidt of Kalamazoo, MI, Lorie (Michael) McQueen of Phoenix, AZ and Andrew (Therese) Vick of Livonia, MI; grandchildren, Eric and Alex Schmidt, Joshua and Lindsay Courtney, Chelsea, Colin and Morgan Vick and his sisters and brothers-in-law, Roberta (Ernie) McFadden, Lynne Long, Marcy Netterfield and Joanne Vick.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley; sister, Carolyn Bronson; brothers, James and Robert Vick and nieces, Frances Bronson and Janice Vick.
The family requests that memorial gifts in the name of Edward Vick be forwarded to the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute at: The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, PO BOX 931517, Cleveland, OH 44193-1655.
Friends are invited to visit after 1:00 p.m. Monday at Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue where services will commence at 2:00 p.m. Refreshments will be offered immediately following. Private interment in Toledo Memorial Park.

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