Robert Wickman

Robert “Bob” E. Wickman, age 79, a longtime resident of Prior Lake, MN, sadly left his family’s side on Saturday, October 12, 2019  

Family and friends are invited to a time of gathering on Thursday, October 17, from 4-7 pm, at Ballard-Sunder Funeral and Cremation 4565 Pleasant Street SE, Prior Lake.  

On April 17, 1940 in Ironwood, MI, Robert Edwin was born to Evar and Mary (Lewinski) Wickman. He married Bette June Ayers on August 17, 1963, in Chippewa Falls, WI. They were blessed with two daughters, Jane and Linda 

Bob served in the United States Army and was proud to wear and display the American flag. He loved road trips, especially to his camp in Ironwood. Bob was a member of the Prior Lake Lions Club and of the Future Leaders Day.  Bob was known around town passing out many treasures, such as the washer and dryer, diamond rings and a fish scaler.  

Forever missed, Bob will be forever loved by wife, Bette; daughters, Jane (Bill) Jolitz , Linda (Brent) Beckman; grandchildren, Dena (Brandon Domeier) Jolitz, Nicole (Ryan Bright) Jolitz, Dan (Jarin Simpson) Jolitz, Marissa (Spencer Pitzel) Beckman; great-grandaughter, Shelby Mifek; sister-in-law, Jackie Wickman; other relatives and friends  

There to welcome Bob home are his parents, Evar and Mary Wickman and brother, Ron Wickman. 

Ballard-Sunder Funeral and Cremation proudly served and cared for the Wickman family. 

www.ballardsunderfuneral.com 

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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. Bob was an amazing man and touched so many hearts. I loved serving him and your family at Applebees and all of his stories. He will be missed by many. I am praying for you and your family during this hard time.

  2. Jane & Family,
    I was so sad to hear about your dad’s passing this weekend. Nothing can replace our parent’s love and the love we have for them. May you find comfort and strength in your family and friends during this time.
    Jean Munson

  3. Rachel Castriotta

    I was sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He made quite the impact on Prior Lake as the “washer/dryer” guy. I enjoyed hearing all the stories about him on Facebook recently. Both my son and I received washer/dryers from him, and enjoyed seeing him at church.

  4. My heart goes out to you and your family at this time. Take good care of yourselves. There are no good words to say to encompass the loss of one so loved.

  5. We were very sorry to hear about Bob. Bob was a good friend.

  6. A very appropriate picture! He looks like he’s plotting something! My sympathies to you and your family

  7. Arthur E Stafford

    Bette
    I am sorry to hear of Bob’s death.
    Art Stafford
    Leesburg, Fl

  8. Bob,, always there lo lend a helping hamd or later a smile at church as he brought placemats for the soup suppers.

  9. I am so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He was always so nice when he was at the Days Inn in Hurley when I was working there. My prayers for all.

  10. JoAnne and Carl Krieg

    Sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Lived next door to them in the ’70’s and had many great times with Bob, Bette, Jane and Linda. As with many of us, we lose touch when moving away but still remembered each other during the Christmas holiday. Thinking of you Bette, Jane and Linda.

  11. David and Gloria Warner

    Our sympathy to Bette, Jane and Linda. We got to know your family in the late 70’s. Bob was the guy that always came over to say hello whenever we saw him out to eat. There was a cordial way about him. Cherish the memories.

  12. I am so sorry for your loss. Seeing him in church was always reassuring. We know it was a place he loved to socialize and make people smile. My sympathy to your whole family.

  13. Sorry to hear about Bob. We’ve had many good times with him. Our camp is across the creek from his.

  14. Gail & Randy Dehmlow

    Jane &Family
    Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Our hearts are with you in this time of sorrow.

  15. Luke & Tammy Stabnow

    Bob was “one of kind”! Many good memories “working” for him @ DCI in 1978-79. He will be missed!

  16. Bette , Jane and Linda so sorry for your loss! We are unable to be there but know you have our hugs and prayers. Leon & Marylou

  17. So sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Prayers for comfort and strength for Bette and the family.

  18. Bob was such a blessing to us when he would stop by Hooligans. He was such a caring, giving person. He will be sadly missed. Dave & Sue Carlson

  19. Lynnette Dobberpuhl

    I am so sorry for your loss! I had many conversations with Bob, and he was always kind, helpful and humorous. I have many washers and dryers and use them every week as I prepare for Sunday school and for other things. Every time I reach for one I think of Bob and Bette, and hold them in my heart. I hope that the comfort of family and friends, the memories of happier times, and faith that God is with you helps strengthen you.

  20. Howie and Brenda Danielson

    Sorry to hear of Bob passing. Such a nice man. We will miss him.

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