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Merrill E. WICKS

Dell Rapids Cemetery - Dell Rapids Cemetery
Minnehaha County,
South Dakota

Birth: Dec. 24, 1897
Hamilton County
Iowa, USA
Death: Sep. 16, 1991
Douglas County
Nebraska, USA

Laura A. Wicks

Laura A. Wicks, 93, of Dell Rapids, died Monday, May 28, 1990 at the Terrace Manor Nursing Home.

Laura Richter was born November 4, 1986 at Forreston, Ill. the daughter of William and Anna Richter. She moved to Dell Rapids in 1904 with her parents. She grew up in Dell Rapids and graduated from Dell Rapids High School. She attended Huron College and received her teaching certificate. She taught school for several years before marrying Merrill Wicks on June 20, 1922 in Dell Rapids. The couple remained in Dell Rapids for the rest of Laura's life.

She was a member of the Baptist Church and was a member and Past Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Laura was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Kenneth, and one daughter Dorothy Lauer.

She is survived by her husband, one son, Dr. Jim Wicks, Tacoma, Washington; one daughter, Mrs. George (Janet) Patendone of Omaha, Nebraska; thirteen grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren.

The funeral services for Laura was held on Friday, June 1, 1990 at the Baptist Church in Dell Rapids with the service conducted by Rev. Floyd Austin. Mrs. Frank Greening played the organ for congregational singing. Interment was in the Dell Rapids Cemetery. Jack Lauer, Howard Brown, George Patenode, George Patendode Jr., Ray McKenna and David Lauer severed as casketbearers.

Visitation for Mrs. Wicks was held on Thursday at the Kahler Funeral Home in Dell Rapids.

Contributed on 3/14/12 by dellsfig68
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Submitted: 3/14/12 • Approved: 3/18/12 • Last Updated: 8/14/15 • R153779-G153779-S3

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