Volunteer fireman Robert Wickman dies at 76

Robert "Bob" Wickman, 76, of Wrangell, passed away on Jan. 13.

A celebration of life and potluck picnic will be held at 11 a.m. July 6 at Shoemaker Park.

Bob was born in Ketchikan to Robert Wickman Sr. and Helen Gross Barr on March 3, 1945. The family moved to Wrangell shortly afterward. He went to Wrangell High School. Bob fished many years, worked as a longshoreman and worked in construction around town and on the North Slope.

The jobs he most enjoyed were working for Campbell Towing and Northland Services.

"Bob was a true Alaskan. He loved everything Alaska had to offer," his family wrote. He spent many years as a volunteer fireman and participated in many search and rescues.

He was an avid fisherman, hunter and river rat. His golden rule was "if you shoot it, you eat it." Bob always had a smile on his face and a friendly wave.

Bob is survived by his wife, Cheri Wickman; sisters Maxie Wiederspohn, Penny Moriarity and Darlene Harding; brothers Charlie DeWitt and Tim Buness; sons John Wickman and Tom Wickman; daughters Brenna Campbell and Kim Wickman.

He is preceded in death by his son, Bobby Wickman; brother Dan Wickman; and granddaughter Miah Wickman.


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