Norman E. Hickman
Norman E. Hickman, 85, of Kiel, passed away on November 2, 2012 surrounded by the love of his family, following a lengthy illness. Norman was born in the Town of Meeme on June 18, 1927 to George and Clara (Koeser) Hickman. He served in the U.S. Navy
from 1945 - 1946, traveling to China and the Philippines. On March 14, 1953, he married RoseMary Leonhard. Norman was a farmer and a contract pipe and steamfitter, belonging to Plumbers and Steamfitters Local #400 union. He was rated the number 2 welder in the state of Wisconsin at the beginning of his career and ran a welding shop for several years on his farm. He retired in 1990. Norman enjoyed working in his garden, hunting, tinkering, but most of all, spending time with his family. Norman was a member of St. Peter's U.C.C in Kiel.
He is survived by his wife, 10 children, 6 daughters, Sharon "Kymn" Schicker, Plymouth, Karen (Dennis) Rambo, Cato, Diane (Eric) Stahl, Chilton, LuAnne Heinen (BJ Nigrelli), Kiel, Sherilyn "Cookie" and Kerilyn "Mouse" Hickman, of Kiel and 4 sons, Myron (Kathleen), Newton, Byron (Pat), Valders, Duane (Val) and Allan "A.J.", Kiel.
Norman is further survived by 23 grandchildren, Rhiannon and Kayla Schicker(Ryan Tauriainen) , Michelle Rabe(Dean Jacquart), Kenny (Tina)Alfson, Luke Hickman, Colene (Chad) Wasmer, Erik Hickman (Sarah Reindl), Andrea, Tyler, and Kristen Rambo(Donny O'Leary), Tim and Cody Stahl, Brianne (Phil)Frazier, Adam Hickman, Dustin Heinen(Nicky Francour), Carissa Heinen, McKensie and DJ Hickman, Amber Hickman(Dean Elvert), Ashton, Aaron, Alayna and Arianna Hickman and 19 great-grandchildren, Gabe, Samantha (Kevin Bieber) , Brandon, Blake, Paige, Colton, Alyssa, Dillon, Jason, Ethan, Quentin, Carson, Issac, Abigail, Samuel, Chloe, Charles, Shayla, and Willis.
He is further survived by a sister, Ella Meyer and a brother, Leander Hickmann, sister-in-law, Julie Ann Hickmann and sisters and brothers-in-law, Clemens Leonhard, Joe Leonhard, Gertrude Leonhard, Marcy (Harold) Stein, Margaret Kramer, Walter Leonhard, and Genny (Ralph) Kramer. He was preceded in death by his parents, his mother and father-in-law, Henry and Clara (Wagner) Leonhard, four brothers, Alfred, Ralph, Raymond, and Elmer, brother-in-law Milton Meyer, sisters-in-law Myra Leonhard, Pat Leonhard, and Rosemary Leonhard, and brother-in-law Arnold Kramer and one great-grandson, David.
Eighty-five years of a rich, full life leaves us with many fond memories and the family invites you to share those memories with them on Monday, November 5, 2012 (TODAY) at St. Peter's UCC, 424 Fremont St. Kiel from 4:00pm until 8:00pm and on Tuesday November 6, 2012 at the Church from 9:00am until 10:45am when we will have brief family rites followed by funeral services at 11:00am.
Norman's family would like to extend a very loving thank you to his grandson Ashton for all the extra care and help. They would also like to express their appreciation to the Aurora Hospice Association, St. Nazianz First Responders and Valders EMT and the many neighbors and friends who helped Norman and his family in so many ways during his illness.
A memorial has been established in his name for the Special Olympics.
Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home of Kiel is assisting the family.
Online condolences at www.meiselwitzfh.com