Mr. Frank C. Bick

February 1, 1927July 18, 2012

Bick, Frank C., Fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church, Wednesday July 18, 2012; beloved husband of Patricia S. Bick (nee Scherr) and the late ChBiarlene Schaffner Bick and the late Catherine Anderson Bick; dear step father of Jeff and Scott Dunavant, Catherine Fraser, Lester and Terry Anderson and the late Craig Anderson; dear brother of Mary Paynter and the late John Bick; dear step grandfather of 3; dear uncle and friend to many. In 1946 Mr. Bick began his newspaper career at the South Side Journal, a weekly newspaper founded by his father Frank X. Bick. Following the death of his father in 1960, he became publisher. Over the next 10 years he founded or purchased ten additional newspapers in west and south St. Louis County and in Jefferson County, and renamed the organization the Suburban Journals. Frank was a Navy veteran and served his country during World War II. Funeral from the Kriegshauser West Mortuary, 9450 Olive Blvd. Olivette, MO, Saturday July 21, 2012, 10:15 am then to St Genevieve du Bois Catholic Church, 1575 N. Woodlawn for funeral mass celebrated at 11:00 am. Entombment Resurrection Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Backstoppers Inc. or the Wyman Center Inc. Visitation Friday, July 20, 4-8 pm at the Kriegshauser West Mortuary. Please share your condolences at


  • Visitation Friday, July 20, 2012
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, July 21, 2012

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August 3, 2012

No one individual had more influence on my business career than Mr. Bick and because of that deep respect I had for him, I never called him "Frank".

I grew as an entrepreneur and sports personality in St. Louis and even around the country because he was always behind me with his checkbook and his sage advice. I wanted him to be proud of my accomplishments and I think he was. We will miss him, and our sympathies to Pat and family. Greg Marecek

Mary Duffy

August 1, 2012

Frank and his father were very dear to my Mother, Miriam Tracy Duffy who was Frank's first cousin and my grandmother, who was Frank's father's sister, Alberta. Mom and Nana were very proud of Frank's accomplishments.
Mary Duffy-Guerrero

Mrs William R. Heidbreder

July 21, 2012

Frank Bick was a business associate of my late husband who also became a friend. Like my husband, Frank Bick was a true original -- a real character in the best sense of the word! His humour, his kindness, his generousity, his style, his originality and his integrity will be sorely missed.

Don Roennigke

July 20, 2012

I was saddened to hear of Mr. Bick's passing. He and Howard gave me my first opportunity in sales as an Advertising Major from Mizzou. Those were great times and we all learned a lot from Frank. He was the definition of the word "boss". He was his own man.
As Charlie Wiegert mentioned , he was a very generous person with a sometime hard exterior but a soft heart. I always respected him. My deepest sympathy to Pat and the Bick Family.
He was one of a kind.

Andy Lopez

July 20, 2012

Frank, you will be missed. I always admired you and I enjoyed our conversations. May the Lord be with you and the family.

Mike and Kelly Onder

July 19, 2012

So sorry to hear of Frank's passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy to all of his family. He was a good man. I remember years ago he would barbeque steaks for us as we were swimming in the pool and having a few beers.

robert klimt

July 19, 2012

Very sorry about your loss. Frank was a great man and a good friend to our family. He will be missed. The Klimt's.

Charlie Wiegert

July 19, 2012

As one of many who worked for Frank at the Suburban Journals, we were honored and lucky to have him as "The Boss". He was a great person, and someone we all learned a lot from, although we might not have realized it at the time. I'll never forget him chasing me around the conference table trying to get my ads in our strike additions, plus many other memories. Many did not know of his compassion, and he tried to hide it, but he was a very compassionate person. The weasel will miss him!

July 19, 2012

In the summer of 2012, Charlie Wiegert and I went to visit Frank. We reminisced about the "good days". We both enjoyed seeing him again and were reminded of his unique talents and energies. Tom Marschel

Georgia Rankin

July 19, 2012

To Pat, their family, the Bick Family and all the children to whom he meant so much, accept our deepest sympathy on news of Frank's passing.

Louie and Georgia Buckowitz, were friends with Frank and his loved ones for over sixty years living not far away from the newspaper offices off of Cherokee Street. "Uncle" Louie, a politician for life, and Georgia, the mediator between the two of them, spent many times together sometimes arguing politics and baseball games but always remaining friends. "Uncle" Frank, as I was told to address him as a child, influenced me in many ways in my love for writing and use of communication skills and always reading newspapers.

Our children Rachel and Matt Rankin also knew Frank as "uncle" and though many years have passed still remember those times spent together.

There will surely be a great lightening strike above when "Uncle" Louie and Frank meet and Georgia will be there as their mediator.

Again, our prayers are with all of you.

Georgia (Buckowitz) and Frank Rankin
Rachel Ebeling and Matt Rankin and their families