Henry William Wicke, Jr.

Henry William Wicke, Jr., 88, passed away Wednesday May 2, 2018 at Valle Vista Manor in Lewistown.

Henry “Hank” was born in Lewistown on Aug. 29, 1929 to Henry, Sr. and Bertha (Merrill) Wicke. Hank graduated from Fergus County High School. He was drafted and honorably served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

Hank was united in marriage to Barbara M. Burnham on July 17, 1955. Together they raised three children: Jayne, Philip, and Pamela Jo.

Hank worked in a number of different areas up until his retirement at the age of 69. He mined for gypsum at Hanover, Montana for Ideal Cement for nine years, was with the Cenex Service Station for 18 years, Sports Shop for six years, and at the Fergus County Court House for 13 years, where he was a groundskeeper and was in maintenance.

Hank enjoyed camping, fishing, carving, hunting, gardening, tying flies, and making knives. He loved his grandkids and family and was an active member at his church, where he served as an Elder and treasurer in his younger years.

Henry had many loving and caring friends during his lifetime on this earth and will be missed by all.

Hank is survived by his wife, Barbara; children, Paula Jayne (Ron) Lund, Philip John (Cindy) Wicke, and Pamela Jo (Mike) Huber; grandchildren, Benjamin Ryan Lund, Keri Leigh (Brad) Anderson, Dustin Christopher Wicke, Luke Monnell Wicke, Chandra May (Matt) Wafaie, Antony John Wicke, and Phillip Michael Huber; 11 greatgrandchildren; and sister, Ruth Ellen Farrar. He is preceded in death by his parents, Henry William, Sr. and Bertha Victoria; sister, Helen Marie Kern and brother-in-law, Vic Farrar.

A Celebration of Hank’s life will be held on Saturday, June 2, 2018, First Christian Church at 11 a.m. Memorial donations can be made to the Heart of Montana-Farm in the Dell, P.O. Box 455, Lewistown, MT or to First Christian Church.

Arrangements are under the care of Creel Funeral Home. Hank’s family and friends are welcome to share memories at www.creelfuneralhome.com.

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