Joseph M. Hickman, 101, of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota formerly of the North Loup and Ord areas passed away on September 26, 2017, at the Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, October 6, 2017, at the Christian Church in Ord, Nebraska. Pastor Wesley Thompson will officiate. Burial will be in the Ord City
Joseph Mark was born October 29, 1915, at York, Nebraska to Marion and Lizzie (Garris) Hickman. He was raised in York where he received his education and graduated from high school.
Joe entered the United States Army on July 12, 1941, at Fort Crook, Nebraska and served most of his time in Kodiak, Alaska during World War II. He was discharged in March of 1945, in Fort Bragg North,
On April 28, 1944, Joe was united in marriage to his “Sweetheart” Lauretta Tuck at Orange, California. Following the service he returned to Nebraska and ranched in Cherry County. He then moved to Grand Island for a short time, and then began farming near Comstock.
Joe purchased a farm 15 miles northeast of Loup City where he farmed until retirement in 1997. In 1988, the couple moved into North Loup and in 2002, to Grandview
Joe was a member and actively involved with the Ord Christian Church where he had served as an elder and a deacon. He was on the board of Nebraska Christian College and Pible Bible Camp. He was a
lifelong member to VFW, American Legion,
Survivors include his wife, Laura of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota; two daughters, Marlys (Larry) Anderson of Norfolk; and Marian (Dave) Spanjers of Audubon, MN; two sons, Jerry (Jenel) Hickman of Loup City, and
Gary (Shari) Hickman of St. Libory; six grandchildren, Cindy (Rick) Kissack, Susan Nathan (fiancé, Justin Moore), Stacie (Mike) Haiar, John, Mark (Kristen) and Eric (Crystal) Spanjers; great-grandchildren, Coleen (Chris) Weber, Trey and Zachary Kissack, Aiden Nathan, Kaleb Haiar, Ila and Odin Spanjers, Wilhelmina, Louise, and Eric Thomas Spanjers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Lizzy; two brothers, Forrest and Elmer; and three sisters, Opal Peard, Marie Lyle and Fleda Green; and one son-in-law, Jerry Nathan.