Obituaries

Wayne W. Hickman Jr., 78, of Watseka passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2018 at Sheldon Healthcare Center. He was born June 22, 1940 in Rensselaer, IN, the son of Wayne W. and Elizabeth K. (Polen) Hickman Sr. and they preceded him in death. Wayne married Elaine M. Easter in Iroquois on June 24, 1962 and she survives.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Wayne (Tammy) Hickman III of Watseka, and Rob (Michelle) Hickman of Watseka; two grandchildren, Zachary and Vanysah; one step-granddaughter, Ashley Hall; one step-great-granddaughter, Eden Felts; and one sister Patricia (Bill) Tucker of Watseka.

Wayne worked at Iroquois Insurance for many years as a stockbroker and financial advisor. He loved bowling, fishing, and woodworking. Wayne was also the 1958 Iroquois County Pole Vault Champion.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28 at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Funeral service will be held Thursday, November 29 at 10:30 a.m., also at Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka. Rev. Robert Sabo will officiate. Burial will follow the service at Oak Hill Cemetery in Watseka.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lewy Body Dementia or Iroquois Memorial Hospice. 

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