Allen M. Wickham, age 75, of Waupaca, passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2016.
He was born on July 25, 1940 in Lodi, son of Herschel “Barney” and Anna (Alme) Wickham. He enlisted in the Army in 1957 and served three years. He then joined the Air Force and served 17 years, retiring after completing 20 years in the military. After retiring, he was employed by the Game & Fish Dept. in Cheyenne, WY. He returned to Wisconsin and completed his degree and graduated from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point with a degree in business and real estate. He was very active in the VFW. During the Iola Car Show he was in charge of the car corral for many years. He was active in the Military Show in Iola and the Kiwanis Club of Waupaca. As a Boy Scout, Al received the top honor of an Eagle Scout Badge. He looked forward to the Lutefisk dinner at Northland every October. One of his favorite pass times was playing cards, hand & foot.
Al is survived by his sisters, Judy (Bob) Buchanan and Cristi (Roland) Maier, both of Lodi; brother, Ron (Colleen) Oimoen of FL; sisters-in-law, Eileen Wickham, Diana Wickham and Karen Wickham all of Lodi; sister and brother-in-law: Jim (Sherry) Neidert of Iola; his ex-wife, Peg (Neidert) Wickham and their two daughters, Cathy of Little Rock, AR and Kelly of Kaukauna; granddaughters: Tanya (fiancé, Chris Mitchell) Helbach of Waupaca, and Madyson Bargenquast of Kaukauna; one great-grandson, Oliver Mitchell. He is father survived by his special friend, Carol Zook, her son, Brian (Kellie) Zook and her daughter, Allison (Steve) English and their three daughters, Tressa, Taryn and Teighan. He was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather, Raymond Hagen; brothers, Byron, William and Virgil; nephew, Del Ray Wickham; niece, Tanya Stone and great-niece, Brandi Stone. He was blessed with a very large family of many nephews and nieces that meant so much to him.
A Funeral Service was held on Friday, February 26, 2016 at the Maple Crest Funeral Home. Memorials will be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project and the American Heart Association.