Barbara Jane (Anderson) Schick, 90, died on Monday, June 29, 2015, at Luther Manor.

Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2015 at St. Peter Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Eureka, South Dakota.

Barbara was born on November 25, 1924, in State College, PA, the eldest daughter of Dr. Arthur K. and Edith (Huntington) Anderson. She was baptized by her paternal grandfather, the Rev. Abel Anderson, on June 21, 1925, and was confirmed in the Christian Faith on Palm Sunday, 1938, at Grace Lutheran Church, State College, PA. She served as Lutheran Student Association delegate to the World Student Christian Federation meeting in Geneva in July 1946. She married Edwin Adam Schick, of Eureka, SD, at Grace Lutheran Church in State College, PA, on July 30, 1948.

Barbara graduated from State College High School, received her B.S. at Penn State University, M.S. at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and completed the coursework for a Ph.D. in Nutrition and Biochemistry at Penn State.

Barbara was a college teacher and a registered dietitian. She spent her professional life at St. Olaf, Penn State, Wartburg and Clarke College, Fitzsimmons Army Hospital and the University of Northern Colorado. She also taught human nutrition at the University of Jordan in Amman, and English, Home Economics and Basic Science in Bukuru, Nigeria, and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Barbara authored "The Stability of Riboflavin in Eggs Subjected to Various Sources of Light," Food Research, 1947, and a chapter in "The Role of Women in Meeting Basic Food-Nutrition Needs and Agricultural Development in the Middle East," 1979.

A member of St. Peter Lutheran Church since 1965, Barbara served as Secretary, served on several Parish Committees and chaired the Parish Planning Council from 2002-2006. She was delegate and Secretary to Dubuque Area Congregations United, chaired two global Mission Events at St. Peter, rolled bandages for Global Health Ministries, and knitted bandages, mittens and baby sweaters for Lutheran World Relief. She was active as a volunteer at the St. Mark Community Center in Dubuque.

Surviving is her husband, Edwin; three children, Linda S. Liedtke of Coralville, Iowa, John A. (Renee) Schick, of Dubuque, and Robert E. Schick, of Mainz, Germany; her brother, Arthur K. Anderson Jr.; and sister-in-law, Anne Louise Gjesdahl Anderson, of State College, PA.

She was preceded in death by siblings, Dr. Mary Eldrid Anderson Hilton (Mrs. Frederick K.) and Rebecca Ann Anderson Morgenson.

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