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Obituary – Michael ‘Mick’ Eugene Fields

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Michael "Mick" Eugene Fields

December 20, 1945 - February 22, 202

What started out as a beautiful day spent with his wife and friends in Casa Grande, Arizona, ended here on earth as Mick Fields entered Heaven and into the glorious presence of our Lord.  Mick suffered a massive heart attack and suddenly and peacefully left this earth February 22, 2022.

Mick accepted Jesus Christ around 40 years ago and began his eternal life with Him. He was an active member of the Strasburg Community Church in Strasburg serving as an elder for 12 years.  He also taught an adult Sunday school class.  Mick loved to read his Bible and talk about the Lord, especially with longtime friends Pastor Ron Habig and Bob Fusco.  Anyone who knew Mick can attest to that fact and knows that his relationship with Jesus was a priority in his life.  

New Trail Fellowship Cowboy Church in Abilene, Kansas, became his new church family and place to fellowship, worship and share. 

Mick was a loyal friend, and he never knew a stranger. He had a keen sense of humor and was somewhat of a jokester. He loved to sit on his front porch and visit with all the neighbors and he also loved to put on a good feed!  He loved creating and building and, along with his son Mitch, finished his shop in Abilene.

Michael Eugene Fields was born in Colby, Kansas, January 20, 1945, to Eugene and Helen Fields along with a beautiful little sister, Caroline, who died from leukemia at age three, and a brother, Jay.

Mick was the proud father of Dennis and Mitch.  

When he married Marlene Weiser November 7, 1999, he gained another son, Troy, and a daughter, Traci.

Mick and Marlene resided in Strasburg after their marriage for over 21 years.  Due to Marlene’s health, it became apparent that they could no longer reside in Strasburg due to climate and altitude, so they moved to Abilene, Kansas, in 2020.  They also spent part of their time at their residence in Casa Grande, Arizona, enjoying the warm weather in the winter months.  They were in Arizona when Mick went to Heaven.

Mick was a thoughtful and loving best friend and caregiver to his wife Marlene through her ongoing lengthy illness.  He always made sure she had everything she needed and helped manage meds, took her to treatments, infusions and appointments and was always her staunch supporter with a shoulder to lean on and arms to hold her.  

Mick was also a caregiver for his first wife, Elaine, for 25 years.  He had a gift and shared it willingly.

He is preceded in death by his parents and sister.

Mick is rejoicing in Heaven while those who mourn his passing include  his wife, Marlene Fields of Abilene;  brother ,Jay (Cheryl) Fields, Danae and Lauren of Golden;  son, Dennis Fields of Richardson, North Dakota; son, Mitch (Suzanne) Westfall of Abilene; Troy (Evie) Weiser of Phillipsburg, Pennsylvania; Traci (Eldon) Elpers of Strasburg; grandchildren, Justin, Dusty (Stephanie) Strunk, Lance (Shelby) Westfall, Erica and Thomas Elpers, and Taylor and Bailey Weiser; great grandchildren, Kenlee, Jaxon, Dawson, Grady, Sophie, and a new grandson due in August; sister- and brother-in-law Art and Jody Ritkouski of Brighton; brother-in-law, Blaine Schmitt of Littleton; and sister- and brother-in-law Roger and Marsha Mousel of Aurora.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 19, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. (CST) at the New Trails Fellowship Cowboy Church, 1157 2400 Avenue in Abilene. Burial will follow in the Abilene Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to the New Trail Fellowship Cowboy Church, 1157 2400 Avenue, Abilene, KS 67410.

Arrangements are under the direction of Brown Funeral Home.