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Ben Wicks, 1861-1953


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/20/2009 at 19:28:26

Wicks Rites To Be Held Wednesday

Funeral services for Ben Wicks, pioneer resident of Estherville and one of the oldest members of the Estherville Lutheran church, will be held on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Sternborg Funeral Home and at 2 p.m. at the Estherville Lutheran church with the Rev. L. G. Hinderaker officiating.

Mr. Wicks was born in Skaanevik, Norway, March 21, 1861, the son of Agatha and Johannes Wicks. Here he was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and received his education. In 1888 he came to America and settled in Estherville and began working for the Rock Island railroad and continued in that occupation until he retired in 1931.

He has been in failing health for some time and was taken to Holy Family Hospital on Thursday of last week where he died Saturday morning.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, John, Oscar and Johnnie; and three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Lovik, Mrs. Augusta Amdal and Mrs. Lizzie Anderson.

Mr. Wicks is survived by two brothers, Pete of Estherville and Mike of Montrose, S. D., and a number of other relatives.

Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: Estherville Daily News, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; June 22, 1953.


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