Delores J. Hickman, 78, Wahpeton, formerly of Mooreton and Columbus, passed away Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at St. Catherine's Living Center, Wahpeton.
Delores Jean Hickman was born May 27, 1934, at Powers Lake, the daughter of Roy and Agnes (Hoff) Tveter. She grew up south of Columbus and later moved to Columbus where she graduated from Columbus High School. She was united in marriage to Jerome "Jim" Hickman on March 28, 1953, at First Lutheran Church, Columbus. The couple lived for the majority of their married life in the Columbus area where Delores worked for St. Luke's Hospital in Crosby and was Trinity Lutheran Church's secretary in Columbus for several years as well as an AVON representative. Delores was also active as an EMT with the Columbus Ambulance Service. The couple moved to Mooreton in 2004 to be near family. She entered St. Catherine's Living Center, Wahpeton, in May 2010.
Delores enjoyed reading, walking and music. She always welcomed friends and relatives to her home and had baked goods and coffee ready for their visits.
Delores is survived by: four sons and a daughter: Darryl (Laurie) Hickman, Minot, Perry (Connie) Hickman, Chino Valley, Ariz., Jeff (Cathy) Hickman, Clearwater, Fla., Pam (David) Johnson, Minot, and Tom (Jan) Hickman, Mooreton; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, one brother, Garry (Myrna) Tveter, rural Columbus; brothers-in-law, Wallace "Jiggs" (Connie) Hickman, Delano (Lucia) Hickman and Lowell (Laurie) Hickman; a sister-in-law, Mary Hoffmeyer; an uncle, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband, Jerome; two brothers-in-law, Garth (Irene) Hickman and Perry Hickman; two sisters-in-law, Pauline (Bert) Fagerland and Donna Nordstog.
A memorial service will be Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m., in Faith Lutheran Church, Columbus. A memorial service also was held Saturday, Oct. 27, 2 p.m., at Willow Creek Chapel, Wahpeton.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service in the Columbus church.
Interment will be held at Columbus.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton.