Robert G. “Bob” Wickstrom, 81, Bark River, passed away on Saturday, December 13, 2014 at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers.
He was born on February 16, 1933 in Escanaba, son of Leonard G. and Esther M. (Stenberg) Wickstrom. Bob was a lifelong resident of Bark River and graduated from Bark River Harris Schools in 1952.
Bob served in the U.S. Army from April 6, 1954 until his honorable discharge on February 14, 1956. He served in Korea for 16 months. Bob received the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.
On October 8, 1960, Bob married Patricia Ann Nelson at First United Methodist Church in Escanaba.
He was employed at Harnischfeger Corporation for 26 years and then U.P. Concrete, retiring in 1998.
Bob was a member of the Bark River United Methodist Church.
He was involved with P & H bowling and played softball for P & H and Tri-County League for many years. Bob loved attending his grandson’s baseball games and was an avid Green Bay Packer fan.
Among survivors include his wife, Patricia of Bark River; three sons, Robert A. (Dawn) Wickstrom and Kenneth C. Wickstrom both of Escanaba, and Leonard C. (Sandra) Wickstrom of Menominee, MI; grandchildren, Ryan, Jason, and Alyssa Wickstrom of Escanaba, and Whitney Wickstrom of Menominee, MI; three great grandchildren; and special cousin, Beverly Fournier of Bark River.
He was preceded in death by his parents and infant sister, Patricia.
Visitation will be on Thursday, December 18th from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Chapel in Bark River. The funeral service will follow at the funeral home at 6 p.m. with Rev. Christine Bergquist officiating. The Bark River American Legion will have military rites at 5 p.m. A meal will follow at the Bark River United Methodist Church.
Burial will be in Gardens of Rest Cemetery.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Wickstrom family.