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William “Willie” Wika

June 17, 1936 — October 12, 2021

William Wika, 85, of Yankton, SD, and formerly of Webster, SD, passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, in Yankton. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, October 15, 2021, at Christ the King Catholic Church in Webster, SD and will be livestreamed on Fiksdal Funeral Service Facebook page. Military interment will be at St. Otto's Catholic Cemetery near Webster. Luncheon will follow at Christ the King Parish Center in Webster. William Francis Wika was born on June 17, 1936, to Joseph and Elizabeth (Boik) Wika at Peabody Hospital in Webster, South Dakota. He was baptized at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grenville, South Dakota. The family moved to Webster when he was young. He graduated from Webster High School in 1954. After his education he enlisted into the United States Navy in 1954 and served from 1954 – 1957. While in the Navy he sang in the Great Lakes Navel Choir which he was very proud of. He worked as a lineman for years while living on the farm near Webster. He later operated a tree-trimming business. He was united in marriage to Corinne Davidson on December 10th, 1966. To this union two children were born: Scott and Angela. The family made their home at a farm near Webster, SD. Corinne passed away in 1997 and Willie continued living in Webster. In his free time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. Willie passed away on Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 at the age of 85 years, 3 months, and 25 days. He is survived by his children, Scott (Jill) Wika of Aberdeen, SD, and Angela Christofferson of Anaheim, CA; one sister, Lorraine Erickson of Webster, SD; his grandchildren, Eric Christofferson, Kayden Wika, and Brady Larson; and special friend, Jenny Bisgard of Waubay, SD. He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Corinne, sisters, Esther Fromelt, Della Mitchell, Gladys DeBilzan and Mary Kuecker; and brother Tony Wika.
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