Joan Wickstrom, 88, of Marquette, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, surrounded by family at McPherson Hospital. She was a school teacher and substitute teacher. She also had worked at City Sundries and Olson’s Furniture in Marquette.
Joan was born on September 4, 1928, in Lindsborg, KS, the daughter of Eben and Pearl (Stone) Flohr. She graduated from Salina Central High School and Bethany College. On May 25, 1952, Joan was united in marriage to Bertis K. Wickstrom at the Freemount Lutheran Church. Bertis preceded her in death on March 13, 2008.
She was a member of Elim Lutheran Church, Marquette Women’s Literary Club, WELCA, Marquette Library Board, and CHUMS.
Survivors include: daughter, Cynthia (Mike) Hulse of Marquette, KS; daughter-in-law, Peggy Wickstrom of McPherson, KS; three grandsons, Brandon Hulse of Marquette, KS, Lance Hulse of Marquette, KS, and Matt (Diane) Wickstrom of Marquette, KS; sister, Eleanor Lundquist of Marquette, KS; sister-in-law, Mary Nolan of Marquette, KS; and several nieces & nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Bertis “David” Wickstrom; and sister, Marilyn Gregwire.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sunday, January 29, 2017, at Elim Lutheran Church, Marquette. The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Monday, January 30, at Elim Lutheran Church with Rev. James Strasen officiating. Burial will follow at Marquette City Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be given to Elim Lutheran Church or Marquette Recreation in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Joan Wickstrom please visit our Sympathy Store.