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.
employed by Grede Foundry where he worked in the shipping department for over 30
years, retiring in 1988.
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.
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.
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.
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.
be in the Felch Cemetery.
has entrusted the Erickson-Rochon & Nash Funeral Home with the arrangements.
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