Richard Harold “Dick” Chizek

January 21, 1939–March 20, 2024

Richard Harold “Dick” Chizek was born on January 21, 1939, in Chadron, NE to Thomas and Marvel Chizek. He was the fifth of six children. He passed away on March 20, 2024, at his home in Chadron surrounded by his loving family.

Dick was united in marriage to his loving wife Sandi on August 16, 1975. They combined their families to include two daughters and two sons.

After graduation from Chadron High School in 1957, he served in the Marine Corp from 1958 to 1961.

After being honorably discharged he worked for the Department of Defense. He worked on the HAWK Missile Systems from 1962 to 1966. From 1966 to 1992 he worked with the Naval Undersea Warfare Engineering Division. In 1992, he and Sandi moved to Ketchikan, Alaska. There he worked for the Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division until 1994, when he retired from the Civil Service.

They found their first retirement home in Lovell, Wyoming where he could enjoy all the outdoor sports he loved. They enjoyed gardening and their many friends in this small friendly community.

In 2017 Dick and Sandi moved back to Chadron, NE to be closer to his family. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, tinkering in his shop and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his daughter Cynthia Marie Booker of Barstow, CA and his brother Don Chizek of Selina, OH. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife Sandi and his daughter Brenda.

Graveside services will be Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. at the Greenwood Cemetery in Chadron, Nebraska. Father Todd Philipsen will officiate and military honors will be provided.

Online condolences may be left at www.batesgould.comwith Bates-Gould Funeral Home of Alliance, NE is in charge of arrangements.