Obituary Report

Gerald E. “Jerry” Wickman, age 91, of Iron Mountain, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 in Billings, Montana.

Jerry was born March 1, 1926 in Iron Mountain, son of the late Edward and Minnie (Dixon) Wickman.

He graduated from Felch High School in 1944 and was a lifelong resident of the area. Jerry worked for the Ford Motor Co. in Kingsford for several years following his graduation.

He married Carol J. Mattson on November 22, 1952. She preceded him in death on September 1, 2001.

Jerry was employed by Grede Foundry where he worked in the shipping department for over 30 years, retiring in 1988.

He married Teresa Pummill on July 29, 2006 in Iron Mountain.

Jerry was a member of First Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain and the Eastern Dickinson County Sportsmen’s Club. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting and fishing, especially trout fishing the streams which he continued to do until age 89. Gardening was a joy for him, and you were guaranteed beautiful tomatoes, cukes and green onions if you stopped by. Jerry enjoyed socializing and telling stories and earned the nickname “Jolly” from his good natured personality. He also enjoyed traveling and most of all loved spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Teresa; five daughters, Jeri Lynn (Paul) Busch of Appleton, Lori (David) Izzo of Aviano, Italy, Patti (Jerry) Kingsbury of Denver, Colorado, Mary (Jim) Carlson of Iron Mountain and Shari Trepanier of Iron Mountain; four step sons, Danny (Paula) Pummill of Virginia, William Pummill of Iron Mountain, Michael (Sharon) Pummill of Washington and Stephen (Joann) Pummill of Madison Heights; a step daughter, Rebecca (Michael) Kobos of Billings, Montana; three brothers, Ray (Bev) Wickman of Livonia, Cecil (Doris) Wickman of Iron Mountain and Warren (Betty) Wickman of Felch; a sister, Helen Ann Mumma of Rolla, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Wickman; 30 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends including his good friend and fishing buddy, Doug Carlson.

In addition to his parents and wife, Carol, Jerry was preceded in death by two brothers, Arnold Wickman and Donald Wickman and three sisters, Dorothy Freda, Jane Johnson and Ruth Hirn.

Visitation will be held on Saturday from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM at the First Lutheran Church in Iron Mountain. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 at the church. Rev. James Lindgren will officiate.

Burial will be in the Felch Cemetery.

The family has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with the arrangements. 

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