Clayton Mick

Dates

May 20, 1962 - July 20, 2021

Obituary

Clayton James Mick, 59, of Mitchell, SD, died Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Saturday, July 24, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM Friday, July 23, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with a 6:30 PM Scripture Service. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

A live stream of the funeral service may be viewed at: https://www.holyspiritmitchell.org/livestream

Clayton James Mick was born May 20, 1962 to James and Donna (Brodhagen) Mick in Fort Huachuca, AZ. He attended and graduated from Tripp High School in 1980. Clayton graduated from Mitchell Technical School in 2010 with a degree in Information System Technology. Clayton was united in marriage to Jill Prickett on April 25, 2003 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell.

Clayton worked with his dad at Jim’s TV Repair Shop in Tripp, he was a radio broadcaster for KORN/Q107, a computer technician for Dell Computers, and was an admissions clerk at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital until he was diagnosed with the glioblastoma multiforme (an aggressive brain tumor). He put up a great battle for 2-1/2 years, way past the 6 months prognosis that he was given in March of 2019. He truly believes that his faith in God and all of the prayers from family and friends helped him survive so that he could make more memories.

In the late 80’s Clayton joined the Sierra Club and loved it!  He made many lifelong friends.  He also enjoyed and was extremely proud that he volunteered at the Fort Randall Archeological Dig at that time. But his real passion was for the guitar and singing. He taught himself to play the guitar after high school and played entirely by ear and became quite proficient. He played a variety of music styles including rock-n-roll, country, “biker music”, hard rock, soft rock, the blues, waltzes, polka, and whatever was requested by the audience. He had quite the memory and was not easily stumped by requests. He played with many bands throughout South Dakota starting in 1981 with the Renegade Band; Satisfaction Ltd; the Horizon Band; the Starfire Band; Night Edition; the Wooden Nickel Band; and then a duet called the Booze Brothers. Clayton eventually did a solo act playing for the elderly at the local nursing homes, assisted living centers, at his mom’s apartment building, different events around the Mitchell area, and Christmas at the Capital.

Clayton is survived by his wife; son, Patrick Prickett of Mitchell; daughter Elizabeth Mick of Mitchell; mother, Donna Mick of Mitchell; brothers-in-law, Vernon (Korrie Face) Prickett of Stratford, Jeff (Connie) Prickett of Valley Springs, Jay (Roberta) Prickett of Mitchell, Jake (Bobbie) Prickett of Mitchell, Scott Brown of Alexandria, and Jess (Rebecca) Prickett of Mitchell; sisters-in-law, Julie Mellan of Mitchell and Joan (Michael) Roenfanz of Mason, OH; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Mick; grandparents, Joseph and Rose Mick and Ted and Elizabeth Beehler; nephew, Samuel Mellan; mother and father-in-law, Vernon and Frances Prickett; and sister-in-law, Jean Brown.


Visitation(s)

Date
Friday, July 23, 2021
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1401 W Cedar Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Service

Date
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Time
10:30 AM
Location
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1401 W Cedar Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell, SD


Posted by Kathy Godfrey on July 26, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts.
Posted by Heidi Norgaard on July 25, 2021
Donna, i am so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers to you and your family!
Posted by Vicki (Bitterman) Huether on July 24, 2021
Donna and family, So sorry for your loss. Thought & prayers for you all.
Posted by Bette Williams on July 24, 2021
So sorry to have read Clayton's name in our paper today. I will always remember him as a shy, smart and loveable kindergarten student of mine. My thoughts are with you all and hope you can focus on the good memories.
Posted by Russ Stedman on July 24, 2021
So sorry to hear about Clay. he was a cool, friendly guy with a great laugh, and a rockin' guitar player.
Posted by Joe shields on July 24, 2021
Clay was an outstanding and talented man! His passing is a loss to all of the community,we will keep him in our prayers.
Posted by Michelle & Shannon Klumb on July 23, 2021
Jill & family,
Extending you our sympathy and prayers to help get you through the coming weeks and years without Clay. He was a great person to be around and his love for you and his family was evident to all that knew him.
Posted by Dawn Sommer on July 23, 2021
Oh Jill!! My heart goes out to you. Sending you many prayers and great big hug!
Posted by Rebecca and Derek Driedger family on July 23, 2021
Sending prayers and hugs to your family. Our condolences to you all.
Posted by Kevin Reiner on July 23, 2021
I'm saddened at Clay's passing and my thoughts and prayers are with his family and all who were blessed to know him as the really good guy he was, and always will be in our memories. I grew up with Clay, and we were friends and playmates as little kids. He was every bit as good, genuine and kind as a kid as he gre to be as an adult.
Posted by Charlie & Wanda Kobes on July 23, 2021
Sorry to all of you for this sad loss !! Clayton will be missed by everyone that was blessed to know him . Thoughts and prayers to all of you !!!
Posted by Evan Peta on July 23, 2021
Jill, thinking of you and Elizabeth. Clay was a good friend and brother, he was also the best guitar player I know, always humble, but an amazing talent. I'll miss him . Take Care.
Posted by Jo Oberg on July 23, 2021
My prayers are with you during this difficult time. I am so very sorry you are going through this loss.
Posted by Vonnie and Chris Gall on July 22, 2021
Clayton was such a good soul. I'm thinking of you all and pray you have wonderful memories to help you through such a sad time. I told my mom (Rose Prien) about Clayton today. She said she'd never forget giving him haircuts. He didn't like it at all! She sends her sympathies, too.
Posted by Julie Brookbank on July 22, 2021
Jill and family, I am so sorry to hear this news. Clayton and I knew each other for years from his days at KORN radio. We shared a lot of funny memories and a love of music. I always enjoyed running into him and catching up. Sending warm thoughts and hugs.
Posted by Pat Cassutt on July 22, 2021
Jill and Family, I am so sorry for your loss.May God guide you through this journey and give you strength.
Posted by Tammy (Meisenhoelder) Haase on July 21, 2021
My deepest sympathy to Clayton’s family. Clayton was such a nice person.
Posted by Curt Mick on July 21, 2021
Clay was a light shining in the darkness, and the darkness could not overcome it. He has left a legacy of loving kindness, and will be missed by all he touched. May the God of all creation comfort all enduring his tragic loss. He may be gone, but not forgotten. Heaven is his home now.
Posted by Brian and Deb Oftedahl on July 21, 2021
Jill and family, so very sorry for your loss. May God comfort you with great memories and friends to help along the way. Bless you!
Posted by Joyce Verba Weinberg on July 21, 2021
Jill so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest condolences to you and your family
Posted by Kathy Starnes on July 21, 2021
May Gods love surround you and your family at this time and always. Clayton was an inspiration to us all. His grace in the face of his illness was admirable. He is at peace now with God. Love to you all. ❤️🙏🏻
Posted by Ruth Weber- Olinger on July 21, 2021
My deepest sympathies, Jill. Thinking of you & your families.
Posted by Ron Spomer on July 21, 2021
Clayton was the kind of man who makes the world a better place.
Posted by Al & JoAnn (Schoenfelder)Steffen on July 21, 2021
Jill and family and Donna, so sorry for your loss. Clayton always had a smile on his face and a nice conversation when we would occasional see each other. He was one of the town boys in our class. I am sure he left many wonderful memories that will be cherished.
Posted by Gary and Kay Shafer on July 21, 2021
We send our Sympathy to the Clayton Mick family & friends. May all the Memories of life with your Clayton bring you Peace & Comfort. We hope you find comfort knowing we so enjoyed his musical talents and warm cordial smile for us performing with the Starfires band, we miss him too. Prayerscoming your way.
Posted by Kathy Mentele on July 21, 2021
Clayton fought the hard battle with grace and dignity and so much support from family and friends. My heart hurts for you and your beautiful family. May God give you comfort and so many friends give support. Love and hugs.
Posted by Gary and Mary Hieb on July 21, 2021
Jill - so sorry for your loss. Clayton was a great guy and I will always remember his band playing at our wedding dance. He was a great musician and person. I know he will be greatly missed. May his soul rest in peace.
Posted by Jen Larsen on July 21, 2021
Jill you are in my thoughts and prayers. I’m so sorry for your loss.
Posted by Lisa Weber on July 21, 2021
Jill and family, Iam so sorry for your loss you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Jerry & Nancy Puetz on July 21, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for God's comfort during this difficult time
Posted by Connie K Luke (Cokens) on July 21, 2021
I was so very sorry to hear about Clayton. I followed his journey thru Facebook & had hoped he had won the battle. He is at peace now & no more pain. He was a couple years younger than me but hung out in our neighborhood which was the entire small town of Tripp. He will be missed. Prayers & Hugs to the Family. Connie
Posted by J.P. Skelly on July 21, 2021
Dear Jill and Elizabeth,
Bonnie and I are sorry for your loss and we're offering prayers for Clay's soul along with healing and comfort for you, Elizabeth and Clay's mother. His musical talent and kind heart touched so many people and made them smile.
Posted by Colleen Helling on July 21, 2021
Jill and family so very sorry for your loss. Prayers for all.
Posted by Iris Nelson on July 21, 2021
There are no words. Just want you to know I'm keeping you all in my thoughts and in my heart. Clay was so very, very special. Love you....
Posted by Mary Schaefer on July 21, 2021
Jill and family,
Sending prayers and hugs during this difficult time.
Posted by Lori layman on July 21, 2021
So sorry for your loss I will miss Clayton playing music at cathedral square apts he was good may god be with you all
Posted by Diane Moke on July 21, 2021
Clay and I go way back to the days he played music with Duane..He always sang a special song to me that only he could sing....Love to you and Elizabeth
Posted by Linda Neugebauer on July 21, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Such a kind man. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Posted by Melanie Auch on July 20, 2021
Jill and Family,
I’m so sorry for your loss. Thinking and praying for all of you!
Posted by Karen and Glenn Schneider on July 20, 2021
Our love and deepest sympathy with the passing of Clayton. He fought a brave fight and now is free from his earthly body to rest peacefully. We’re so sorry that you had to say goodbye 🥰
Posted by Mark Kotas on July 20, 2021
I was just texting with him last week about Don Lowin and really feel for his mom. So sad!
Posted by Barb Dulaney on July 20, 2021
He will be missed. He was a great man. So sorry for your loss May God bless you all take care. You are in my prayers
Posted by Dennis Martin on July 20, 2021
Our deepest sympathy at this time. My Dad was close friends with Clayton's Dad. Prayers for the Mick family.
Posted by Dennis Martin on July 20, 2021
Our deepest sympathy at this time. My Dad was close friends with Clayton's Dad. Prayers for the Mick family.
Posted by Dwight and Mary Renshaw on July 20, 2021
So sorry for your loss! He fought hard! Hugs and prayers to you and your family!!
Posted by Alan & Sherri Welch on July 20, 2021
God's blessings and comfort to you and your family Jill.
2 Cor 1:3-4
Posted by Cindy Graham on July 20, 2021
Jill and family,
I’m so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you all and sending prayers.
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