George L. Hickenlooper Jr.
Hickenlooper, George L. Jr. 83, died suddenly at home Thursday, July 18 of a heart attack. He leaves behind his wife of 36 years, Jane Thatcher; his grandson, Charles V. Hickenlooper, and his daughter-in-law, Suzanne (George III, deceased). Dr. Hickenlooper was a professor emeritus from Lindenwood University and a published playwright with a Doctorate in Fine Arts from Yale University School of Drama. He donated his body to St. Louis University School of Medicine. Services: A memorial Mass will be celebrated at the Old Cathedral Saturday, August 10, 11 a.m.
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Published by St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Jul. 28, 2019.
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Old Cathedral
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I was very sorry to hear this news. George was a wonderful, witty and sincere person. My condolences to all.
Patty Tecu
August 9, 2019
I will miss George very much. We have been friends since Rossman School on Delmar Avenue in 1946. I was glad to have seen him at our John Burroughs School reunion in October of last year. I will always remember him. -Paul-
paul chandeysson
August 7, 2019
My condolences to the family on the loss of your loved one. May the God of all comfort be with you during your time of sorrow. (Psalm 145:19)
August 1, 2019
Dear Jane, Suzanne, and Charles,

Please accept our condolences on the sudden loss of George Jr. Dear friend to many in our family, especially my Uncle Brent Williams, Prof. George Hickenlooper Jr. will always be remembered by us for his wit, intelligence, and erudition. Fine husband, father, grandfather, scholar, and playwright, George Jr. was also the first artistic mentor and patron to his late son, George Hickenlooper III. At a time when few parents could fathom having a child pursue film-making as a career, George Jr. was wholehearted in his love and support for young George, providing film and cameras for each of the passion projects of his son's youth. George Jr's encouragement of his son's artistic pursuits made a strong impression on all of George III's friends from St. Louis U. High that we carry to this day. I am certain that he offered similar encouragement to his students throughout his academic career, and their many achievements are yet another part of his distinguished legacy.

We will miss George Jr, just as we miss George III, but he is a truly unforgettable man who will always be with us!

With deepest sympathy,

Michael, Linda, Nicholas, Elizabeth, and William
Michael Beugg
July 29, 2019