Herbert Curtis Wickham, 87, of Granite City, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016.
Curt, as he was known to his family and friends, was born on Nov. 19, 1928, in Tuscumbia, Mo., to the late Edward and Clara Wickham.
Curt served three years in the Army, during which he fought in the Korean War. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Unit Campaign Star. After serving three years in the military, he was employed at various factories in Granite City and then retired from Granite City Steel, where he worked for over 30 years. After retirement, he spent his time residing between Granite City and Tuscumbia. Curt enjoyed watching and playing the stock market, playing poker, riding his bicycle, spending time with his children and grandchildren, and visiting his “grandpets.” He especially enjoyed his weekly breakfasts with his family at Apple Tree Family Restaurant.
He is survived and will be missed by his four children, Rick Wickham (Belinda) of Edwardsville, Jody Jackson (Mike) of Granite City, Christie Macios (Dave) of Collinsville and Marsha Barrington of Granite City; 10 grandchildren, Kim Fanning, Matt Jackson, Kelly Coy, Emily Macios, Becky Garcia, Tayler Macios, Miranda Wickham, Hannah Wickham, Michelle Carstens and Karoline Carstens; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Clara; seven brothers, Jack, Sterile, Otto, Kermit, Kellus, Donald and Raymond Wickham; three sisters, Gladys, Grace and Florence; one grandson, Eric Wickham; and one granddaughter, Holly Macios.
In celebration of Curt’s life, private services will be held for immediate family.