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Kevin Lee Dick “Swivel” 60 of Rossville, Kansas passed December 14, 2022 from an accidental choking incident while celebrating in Ft. Worth, TX with his wife Julie and friends.
Kevin was born December 13, 1962 to Wayne G. Dick and Dianne (Gideon) Dick of Rossville, Kansas. He graduated from Rossville High School in 1981 where he played football, wrestled, and track. He attended Kansas State University and Cloud County Community College. Kevin returned to the family farm at Rossville, farming with his dad and brother, Scott Dick, to this day(Dick Farms). Kevin was also the assistant wrestling coach at Rossville High School. Along the way he joined the Kansas Free Masons at Rossville, Ks, later transferring to Topeka Lodge Number 17. He also joined the Scottish Rite and was a member of the Arab Shrine Temple of Topeka, KS for some years. Kevin was a member of the American Legion Riders – Post 31. Kevin married high school sweetheart and love of his life Julie Marie Barker of Silver Lake, KS on May 25, 1996. Julie is the daughter of Larry (Terry) Barker of Topeka, KS and Judy (Lindstrom) Barker of Silver Lake, KS. Julie survives in their home at Rossville, KS.
Kevin is survived by his parents Wayne G. Dick and Dianne E. (Gideon) Dick, brother Scott W. Dick (his wife Kelly (Stewart) Dick and sons Ryan S. Dick and Cody W. Dick his wife Sonia (Shaddox) Dick – children Payton Shaddox, Karly S. Dick and Maverick W. Dick), sister Jayne D. Dick-Lobatos (her husband Guillermo Lobatos – sons Loren M. Lobatos-Dick, Landen L. Lobatos-Dick, and Lawsen J. Lobatos-Dick) Cousins: Rodney W. Dick (children Laci J. Foster and Ashley K. Hoss), Randy Dick (his wife Karen – children Dustin Dick, Melissa Horgan, Derek Dick, Hailey Marple), Jeff Dick (wife Heidi – daughters Sydney Tracy and Kaitlyn Dick) Jennifer L. (Dick) Hutton (husband Justin Hutton – children Kelby Murray, Paxton Olivas, Romyn Hutton, and Max Hutton) Shawn R. Gideon (wife Renee – children Shanee Askren and Gentry Gideon) Johnaka (Maike) McCosker and Hunter Maike. Aunts: DeAnn (Sump) Gideon and Sheryl (Perry) Dick, as well as many extended family and friends too numerous to count.
Kevin is preceded in death by paternal grandparents Benjamin O. Dick and Lorena (Ellwood) Dick, maternal grandparents Garland R. Gideon and Viola (Kovar) Gideon, Uncle Gary L. Dick, Uncle Arnold R. Gideon, Cousin-in-law Connie (Eckert) Dick, Cousins Jackie (Gideon) Maike, Jordan Maike, and Garen Gideon.
Kevin did everything “Wide Open”. He lived, loved, laughed, worked, played, and fought intensely. If you were his friend you knew it. He was a proud farmer his whole life. “Those rows better be straight and fields weed free.” He had a passion for sprint car racing from the age of 9 when he fell in love with the sport at the Knoxville Nationals in Knoxville, IA. Since then he has followed Sammy Swindell and other favorites across the Midwest gathering close friends from far and wide. Kevin never met a stranger and often gave to those in need. In the true spirit of giving Kevin was an organ donor. Many people will be helped by his selfless gift. He will continue to help others even in his absence. Kevin loved his toys with a throttle and was a kid at heart. He liked to go fast and have fun. Gone too soon but not forgotten.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Rossville American Legion Post No. 31 or to Julie for a memorial brick in Kevin’s honor at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame
Celebration of Life:
Friday, January 6, 2023
1:00-3:30 with service at 2:00
The Brownstone, 4020 NW 25th St., Topeka, Kansas 66618
Friday, January 6, 2023
1:00 - 3:30pm (Central time)
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