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Peter Wicks, 1863-1954

WICKS

Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/20/2009 at 18:33:25

Peter Wicks, Longtime City Resident, Dies

Peter Wicks, 91, long-time resident of Estherville, died last night at 10:35 o'clock at Holy Family Hospital where he had been since Sept. 4 after suffering a broken hip.

Mr. Wicks was born in 1863 at Skandavig [Skaanevik], Norway and came to this country when a young man. Upon arrival here he worked first for the Rock Island Railway after which he lived for several years on a farm north of Estherville. When he left the farm he was employed by the county until time of his retirement. Mr. Wicks was unmarried.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters and four brothers.

Surviving his death are one brother, Mike Wicks of Montrose, S.D; a niece, Miss Augusta Amdal and a nephew, Selmer Amdal of Estherville.

Funeral services have been set for Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Estherville Lutheran church. Burial will be in the Lutheran cemetery north of Estherville.

Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: Estherville Daily News, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; November 4, 1954.


 

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