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John Wickre

WEBSTER - John Wickre 65 of Webster passed away Wednesday February 6, 2019 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Tuesday February 12, 2019 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Webster, Rev. Mike DeKraai will officiate. Burial will be in the Webster Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday 5-7 P.M closing with a prayer service at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to Jenni Wickre 419 West 7th Ave Webster, SD 57274 ***Family requests that everyone dress in casual attire for the service. John Richard Wickre was born on June 3, 1953 to Harold and Magnhild (Anderson) Wickre in Webster, SD. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Webster, SD. He attended Webster High School. On August 9, 1980, he married Jennifer Anderson at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Bristol, SD. They made their home in Webster, SD and were blessed with two wonderful children, Derek and Jenilee. John worked for Batie, Inc. and Day County Soil Conservation until 1990 at which point he bought a radiator repair shop in Sisseton, SD. He drove back and forth from Webster to Sisseton on a daily basis to run his business for 26 years until finally retiring in 2016. After retiring from the radiator business, he worked a few days a week at Pickerel Lake State Park during the camping season. John’s lifelong passions were gardening, hunting and fishing, attending concerts and being around his children and grandchildren. He loved playing games with his granddaughters, especially matching and candy land, many times coming up on the losing end. His grandsons especially enjoyed the morning trips to the donut shop during sleepovers, driving the Jeep and going fishing. Jazz Fest in Sioux Falls had been his favorite concert event for the past ten plus years rarely missing a year. John will be forever loved and greatly missed by his wife Jenni of 38 years; son Derek (Katy) Wickre of Bristol, SD; daughter Jenilee Wickre (Andy Anderson) of Sioux Falls, SD and four grandchildren: Tucker and Turner Wickre and Willow and Whitney Anderson; brother Harlan (Earlene) Wickre, Rochester, MN; twin brother Gene Wickre, Denver, CO; three sisters-in-law Suzanne (Walt) Gregory, Maple Grove, MN; Kathy (Drew) Baumbach, Shoreview, MN; Mary Aadson (Pete Bembers), Sioux Falls, SD; two brothers-in-law Mark (Lisa) Anderson and Jon (Robin) Anderson, both of Bristol, SD; and many nieces and nephews. John was preceded in death by his parents Harold and Magnhild Wickre, infant sister Judith Wickre, mother-in-law Patricia Anderson, sister-in-law Gail Fellbaum, brother-in-law Gene Fellbaum, and niece Kathryn Fellbaum.

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AUDREY DE VRIES Feb 17 2019 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear about your loss prayers for your family may God Rest his Soul and comfort you through this difficult time

Shawn Sigdestad Feb 11 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Wickre

Shawn Sigdestad Feb 11 2019 12:00 AM

So very sorry for your loss. John was such a nice guy. Always very accommodating and helpful when he worked on my vehicle. He had such a cute laugh and smile. He was a great addition to the Sisseton community! I would often see him driving on the road when I was traveling back and forth to Webster. He spent many hours on the road to work in Sisseton. Always a smile and a wave. Sending my prayers out to his family for strength and healing in the days ahead. Jane & Duane Schneider

Jane Schneider Feb 10 2019 12:00 AM

Jennifer - My empathy is with you as your family and you accept the passing of John. You will find comfort in God's words and time seems to give answers. I remember John and Gene as students in Webster Jr. High. In Christ's love, Vera Parks

vera parks Feb 9 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Wickre

Lori Cunningham Feb 8 2019 12:00 AM

We have had many great visits with John he was always great to be around and I loved his laughter and he sure reminded me of his mom He had her laugh!! I’m sure they are having a great visit !! Our deepest sympathy to all his family and friends ߙϰߏ۰ߒ• he will be missed ߘ¢

Rita Feb 8 2019 12:00 AM

Jenny, I am so sorry to hear about John. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lori Grimes Cunningham

Lori Cunningham Feb 8 2019 12:00 AM

Jenny & Wickre Family, So very sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was a good neighbor & was always willing to lend a hand if needed. We will hold all of his memories close to our hearts & his memories shall remain with us forever! Bill & Mary Barry

William Barry Jr Feb 7 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of John Wickre

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