Ned Wicker Jr.

NED WICKER JR. 86, formerly of Clear Lake Iowa, passed away at Kane County Skilled Nursing Facility in
Kanab, Utah on Saturday, February 24, 2024.
Funeral services and visitation are currently pending. Pastor Mark Luckish
will be officiating. Interment will be at the Clear Lake Cemetery.
Ned was born October 20, 1937 in Detroit, Michigan to Ned Hines and Clara Wicker. Ned graduated from Northern High School in 1956, joined the Air Force and was stationed in Japan.
Ned returned to the states and on November 19, 1960, he married Vera Lovelace, his high school sweetheart. Ned carried out his service as an aircraft mechanic at KI Sawyer Air Force base in Upper Michigan.
Ned and Vera moved to Detroit, Michigan where Ned worked as a sales manager for Chrysler Motor Corporation. In 1974, the Wickers, with their four children, moved to Clear Lake, Iowa. Ned worked for Lehigh Cement Plant in Mason City, Iowa, retiring in 2004.
Ned was active in the Clear Lake City government and served as 2nd ward councilman, sat on the Planning and Zoning Committee, was on the board of the Lehigh Employee Credit Union and was Mayor pro-tem while in Clear Lake.
Ned was very involved in the Seventh Day Adventist Church and volunteered at Opportunity Village.
Ned and Vera were married for 48 years until Vera passed away in 2008.
Ned struggled to overcome the loss of his wife and in 2014 he met Dolly Ysulan at a church service and later moved to Minnesota in 2014.
Dolly gave Ned the companionship he was missing and they married in 2019 and lived in Minnesota until
2023 when they moved to Utah.
Ned is survived by his wife, Dolly Wicker, three children, Vera (Sam) Walker and their children, Michael and Samantha of California, Monica (Gene Nelson) Wicker and her son Zachariah of California, Keith (Michelle) Wicker and their children, Clara, Ian and Jackson, four step children, Judith, Janette, Christina and Cris, and siblings, Andrew Ward, Van Ward, Kelcie Ward and Dolly Wakefield.
Ned was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, Bernice Wicker, Carolyn Wicker, Brenda Wicker, Grady Wicker, Sidney Ward, Rene Ward and son Ned Joseph Wicker, III.


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