Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
Thursday, November 18, 1999
OBITUARY - DONALD EUGENE "DON" WICKER
Donald Eugene WICKER was born October 17, 1929 in Malvern, Iowa to Alfred Ray and Recie (LAIR) WICKER. When Donald was
eight the family moved to Kellerton, Iowa.
He was united in marriage to Alice Marie LAIR on September 30, 1947. They were privileged to spend fifty-two years
together. This union was blessed with four daughters.
Don and Alice spent most of their married life farming in the Kellerton area. Don was a member of the Kellerton Christian
Church, serving as an elder the past two years.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Alice of Kellerton; daughters Nancy (Gary) GROSE of Kellerton, Donna DEEMER of
Van Meter, IA, Marsha (Melvis) JIMMERSON of Van Meter and Debra LONG of Kellerton; thirteen grandchildren and thirteen
great-grandchildren; brother Alfred (Linda) of Des Moines, IA; nephew Ernest (Virginia) SMITH, who was raised in the
WICKER Home; sisters Ada (Clarence) ARCHER, Betty Ann (Eddie) HINES, all of Des Moines; Doris (Sam) SCORPINITTI of Acampo,
CA; brothers-in-law Ted (Juanita) LAIR of Beaconsfield, IA, Gene LAIR of Woodward, IA, Donald (Helen) LAIR of
Kellerton, Dean (Dora) SHEILDS of Mount Ayr, IA, Wayne (Mary Jane) SPRIGGS of Greenfield, IA; sisters-in-law Shirley
(Ivan) STEPHENS of Clearfield, IA, Dorothy WICKER ORRIC of Missouri and many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Alfred and Recie WICKER; in-laws Guy and Mildred LAIR; sister Edna SHIELDS,
brother Ray; brothers-in-law Gerald LAIR and Ralph OGIER; sisters-in-law Beverly SPRIGGS, Louise OGIER and Dorothy
LAIR; and son-in-law John DEEMER.
Don devoted his life to his family, his love of farming, construction work, hunting, fishing, gardening and sharing his
garden bounty will all his friends and neighbors.
Funeral services were held at Kellerton Christian Church on November 10, 1999. Officiating was Rev. Terry ROBERTS. Music
was provided by Marie MURPHY and Barton and Barbara SHIELDS.
Casketbearers were Brian DEEMER, Monte JIMMERSON, Scott DEEMER, Mark JIMMERSON, Matt DEEMER, Trevor LONG and Daniel LONG.
Honorary pallbearers were Walter MILLER, Bill SMITH, Myron INGRAM, Howard BROWN and Russell NORRIS.
Interment was in Maple Row Cemetery, Kellerton, IA. Services were by Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2010