Elmer A. Wickman

elmer wickman
Elmer A. Wickman, age 91, of New Hampton, IA passed away on Friday, December 7, 2012, at Allen Hospital in Waterloo, IA. Elmer Albert Wickman was born on June 5, 1921, on the family farm east of New Hampton to Albert and Ida (Deetz) Wickman. He attended country school until the 8th grade and graduated from New Hampton High School in 1940. After graduating he began farming with his mother. He also worked at White Farm in Charles City for 18 years. On September 2, 1945, Elmer was united in marriage to Opal Ruby Mau at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in New Hampton. The couple made their home on the family farm where they raised their five children, Duane, Diana, David, Deborah and Denise. Elmer was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he served on church board. He was the president of the rural school board, served as the Secretary of the Farm Bureau Board of Directors. Elmer and Opal were active in the Chickasaw Trail Riders for several years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, BBQ’s, dancing and playing cards. Elmer is survived by his children, Duane (Kathy) Wickman of New Hampton, Diana Speltz of New Hampton, David (Lori) Wickman of Clear Lake, IA, Deborah Christensen (Joe Erb) of Fredericksburg, Denise Straw of New Hampton, 13 grandchildren, Chris (Shelly), Mark (Beth), Brian (Stacy) and Stephanie Speltz, Chad (Libby) and Stacy Wickman; Tracy Straw; Annette (Adrian) Montano, Sara (Greg) Schmitt, Paul (Toni) Wickman, Jeff Wickman (Amanda Davis), Marea (David) Baker, Matt (Angie) Christensen, 27 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Opal Ruby, his sisters, Helena, Florence and Alice. Cemetery: Burial will be at New Hampton Cemetery in New Hampton. Memorials may be directed to the family. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00pm on Monday, December 10, 2012, at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton and will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Funeral Services for Elmer have been set for 10:30am, Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton with Pastor Kevin Frey officiating.

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  2. My deepest sympathy and condolences to Elmer’s family at this time. It was a privilege to care for him as he was such a delight, especially when he would sing. Such a beautiful smile and a twinkle in his eye. I am honored to have known him in my life. Thank you and God Bless.

  3. Our deepest sympathy for all of you. Your dad is now reunited with all his family and friends in heaven that went before him, what a glorious celebration.

  4. Our hearts go out to the family as you deal with the loss of Elmer. Elmer always spoke or had a wink in his eye whenever you would see him. Prayers and sympathy are with you during this difficult time. Blessings to all of you.

  5. Our sincere sympathy to you and your families. We were sad to hear of Elmer’s death. Your dad and mom were so friendly and fun to know. God bless all of you as you grieve. mary & dennis

  6. Thoughts and prayers are sent to you at the loss of your dear father and grandfather. I remember his smile. He is only just a thought away; remember the times shared throughout your lives.

  7. We were sorry to hear of your loss. Elmer was such a cheerful and friendly person – always fun to visit with. He will be missed.

  8. So sorry to hear about your loss. God is for us a refuge and strenght, a help that is readly to be found during this time-Psalms 46:1, please go to him and taste and see that he is willing and able to strenghten you and your family, during your time of need. I hope this fact help the Wickman family.

  9. Dear Diana & Family-
    Gary and I are so sorry for your loss. We enjoyed seeing your Dad whenever we were up to visit Rosella. It’s hard to believe they’re buried within 10 weeks of each other. They were such good friends. Your Dad was the kindest, gentlest man- I always thought he was a “prince of a fellow!” Welcome to your Heavenly Home, Elmer. You will find peace and comfort from memories of your Dad
    and Mom.
    Jeanne & Gary Gauger54a42

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