Anthony J. Ticknor

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Ticknor, Anthony J.

Anthony J. "Tony" Ticknor, age 70, died Sunday, March 10, 2013 at his home in Wisconsin Rapids, WI.

Memorial Services are 12:00 Noon Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic Church, Wisconsin Rapids, WI. Rev. Sahayanathan Nathan will officiate. The family will greet relatives and friends at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Church on Thursday from 10:00 AM until the time of services.

I was born on June 6, 1942 to Henry and Mary (Reddin) Ticknor. I graduated from Assumption High School in 1960. I joined the U.S. Navy, serving from 1961-1965 and was stationed on the USS Bayfield (named after Bayfield County, WI).

After leaving the Navy I had various jobs- Haupt Well & Pump, Tork Trucking and Excavating, Allied Chemical, Dana Machine, CW Transport, Sparhawk Body, Green Bay & Western Railroad and finally Rapids Welders Supply. Here I began as a truck driver and then worked my way into sales and finally manager.

In 1982 I left to start Ticknor Welding Supply. It was a success and Randall-Graw Co. bought it and I remained on as manager until 1998 when I left to start a new venture, Ticknor Welded Specialties. And then-I retired in 2005-went to work for Dave Tork- work-fun-work and more fun.

I married (I kept my maiden name) the girl of my dreams, Pat, on May 15, 2008. Can only be described as a life of bliss. A total pleasure to live with.

I am survived by my wife, partner, friend and lover, Pat. I am also survived by the following: Leann Ticknor of Black Mountain, NC, Mark (Sandi) Ticknor of Stevens Point, WI and Kathy (Mike) Ernst of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; grandchildren, Ray and Julia Ernst, both of Wisconsin Rapids, WI; two stepchildren, Taylor (Nathan) Tramp and their son, Josh of Crofton, NE and Andrew (Amy Kesteloot) Dreesen of Tyndall, SD.

I've had a good life, worked hard, had some fun, made a few mistakes (some twice) and all in all I have no regrets. Life is here to live and I've done that.

I have become more like myself every year and on occasion I colored outside the lines.

Ritchay Funeral home is handling all arrangements.

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Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Mar. 12, 2013
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