Obit: Wicker, Patrick Delmer (1929 - 2012)
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Andreoli, Christensen, Long, Studinger, Waterman, Wicker
----Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor Co., Wisconsin) Thursday, February 9, 2012, online edition
Wicker, Patrick Delmer (August 7, 1929 - February 8, 2012)
Patrick Delmer Wicker, age 82, of Clintonville, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012 at Theda Clark Medical Center.
He was born in Medford on August 7, 1929, son of the late Delmer and Hilda (Studinger) Wicker.
On July 11, 1953, Pat was united in marriage to Elizabeth Andreoli at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Kenosha. After living in Medford and Sparta, the couple settled in Clintonville in 1967 where Pat worked as a draftsman for Clintonville Lumber and Supply for over 30 years.
Pat loved the outdoors, enjoyed downhill skiing, snowmobiling and spending time at the cabin with his family. He was an avid canoe enthusiast and enjoyed building his own cedar strip canoes. Pat was also a dedicated bowhunter and was a member of the Wisconsin Bowhunters Association for over 50 years. He was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church and also a veteran of the United States Air Force.
Pat is survived by three children, Diane (Greg Christensen) Wicker of Woodbury, Minn., David (Mary) Wicker of Grant, Minn. and Lisa (Shane) Waterman of Cottage Grove, Minn.; and seven grandchildren, Brianne and Jenna Christensen, Derek and Devin Wicker, Nathan, Justin and Ryan Patrick Waterman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty, of 57 years, and three sisters, Ramona, Joan and Joyce.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012 at St. Rose Catholic Church with Fr. Tom Long presiding. Pat will be laid to rest at St. George Cemetery in Kenosha.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 10 at Beil-Didier Funeral Home of Clintonville. Visitation will continue on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the hour of Mass at the church. Online condolences may be expressed at www.beil-didier.com. Beil-Didier Funeral Home of Clintonville is assisting the family. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established.
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