Emmett Sik

August 2, 2018

obit Sik Emmett BevelSept. 5, 1934 – July 24, 2018

Emmett E. Sik, age 83 of Pipestone, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 24, at the Pipestone County Hos­pice House in Pipestone. A visitation was held Fri­day, July 27, 5-7 p.m. at Hartquist Funeral Home in Pipestone. Funeral service was held 10 a.m. Saturday, July 28 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Ivanhoe. Interment will be at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in Wilno. Arrange­ments were with Hartquist Funeral Home – Pipestone Chapel. To sign an online registry or view the full obituary, please visit www. hartquistfuneral.com.
Emmett Emil Sik was born Sept. 5, 1934 to Leo and Christina (Sadergesti) Sik at the Ivanhoe Region­al Hospital. Emmett lived on the family farm with his brothers and attended Hansonville Township Country School in Lincoln County until eighth grade. Emmett then began help­ing his father on the farm. Once he was old enough, Emmett began renting various farms in Hope Township and worked the land. In 1976, Emmett moved to Lake Benton. Emmett met Delores De­Schepper in 1977. He lived around Lake Benton until 1978, when he moved to Pipestone. Emmett began working as a maintenance worker for the City of Pip­estone from 1978 until his retirement in 1999. After his retirement, Emmett continued to stay busy by collecting scrap iron and chopping wood for those who needed it.
Emmett was brought to the Avera Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on July 10, then was brought to the Pipestone County Hos­pice House on Wednesday, July 18. Emmett remained there until his death on Tuesday, July 24, at the age of 83 years, 10 months, and 19 days.
Emmett was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church in Pipestone, but frequent­ed the Catholic churches of Jasper and Woodstock until their closing. Em­mett was a hardworking man with a selfless heart. He never thought twice about helping an individu­al when they needed help. In his spare time Emmett enjoyed hunting deer and pheasant with his family members. The most im­portant thing to Emmett was the memories and times he was able to spend with his family and loved ones.
Emmett is survived by his three loving children, Lorraine Makyko of Tyler, Allan Sik of Tyler, and Cyn­thia (Lyle) Page of Sher­burn; four grandchildren, Russell Bauer, Eric Haken, Melissa Haken and Carissa Evens; six great-grandchil­dren, Mackenzie Bauer, Ethan Sik, Madison Hak­en, Morgan Haken, Isaac Evens and Emma Evens; and many other loving friends and family mem­bers. Emmett was preced­ed in death by his fiancée Delores DeSchepper; son Danny Sik; two brothers, Raymond and Eddie Sik; and his parents, Leo and Christina.