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Sarah Ann Flick, age 56, of Ada, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, September 20, 2019, from complications related to cancer. 

Sarah began her sassy life on April 1, 1963 in Chicago, IL.  She was the third of four children born to Ann and Gus Flick. A natural athlete, she excelled on many sports teams throughout her childhood, including being the first female baseball player on Spring Lake Park Little League. Always a mischievous child known for her ready smile, Sarah was fond of playing with and pranking family and friends from the neighborhood and schools.

Those of us who are lucky enough to have known her, will forever cherish her stories and spirit. She had a larger than life personality and will be sorely missed. 

She is survived by her wife Heidi; mother, Ann; sisters, Geralyn (Tom) and Lauri (Pat); brother, Gus (Jen); and nieces and nephews, Claire, Andy, Madeline, Augie and Ben, Isabel, Lyla, and Evan. 

She is preceded in death by her father Gus.

Sarah spent the bulk of her career as a Deputy with the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department. She loved being a police officer, and the members of the communities in which she served. Sarah started her career on August 1, 1999 and she retired on February 28, 2017 after 18 years of dedicated service. During her time at the Sheriff’s Office Sarah held many positions including Road Patrol Deputy, School Resource Deputy with Grand Haven High School, K9 Handler with K9 “Okar”, and Community Policing Deputy for Jamestown Township just prior to her retirement. Sarah also served on the Executive Board of the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Deputy Association as the Vice President for a period of time. Throughout Sarah’s career she developed strong relationships with her coworkers and made a positive impact on the citizens she had the pleasure to serve. Sarah will be remembered as a loyal, trustworthy, dedicated Deputy and friend. Her notorious infectious “Sarah Laugh” will be greatly missed.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Meijer Gardens on Saturday, October 19, 2019, from Noon until 4:00 PM in the Huizenga Grand Room North. Appetizers will be provided.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Ottawa County, 12125 Union St Holland, Michigan 49424.

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  1. Shawna Burns on October 6, 2019 at 6:30 pm

    My grandpa requested that I send his condolences. “Sara was a special friend. She will be missed forever.”
    Gail Cobb
    ( from Ada)

  2. Vince Conway on October 15, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    We are saddened by the passing of Sarah Flick. We have known Sarah all of her life and were fortunate to be witness to a beautiful, happy baby growing into an amazing, loving, compassionate, loyal woman. She filled a room with her wonderful infectious laugh and it was never dull when she was around. Sarah was devoted to Heidi, Ann, Geralyn, Laurie, Gus, her nieces and nephews, friends and her career. Sarah Ann Flick will forever be in our hearts. Love and prayers, The Vince Conway family.

  3. Alice Anne English on October 22, 2019 at 3:16 am

    I heard many wonderful stories about the Flicks from my late mother, Mary Catherine McCarthy English. I’m so sorry for your loss. It sounds like it was a wonderful and fitting celebration of life. You are all in my prayers.

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