Marvin Hickman, 68 of Forest City passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at his home.
A celebration of life will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 17, 2022 at Conner Colonial Chapel, 1008 1st Ave. South, Northwood, IA 50459 with Rev. Linda Johnson Prestholt officiating. He will be laid to rest beside Nancy at London Deer Creek Cemetery, rural Northwood.
Visitation and public viewing will be held from 1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. Sunday, October 16, 2022 at the funeral home.
Marvin Albert Hickman was born January 3, 1954 in Mason City, the son of Ferguson and Ruvella B. (Brunsvold) Hickman. He grew up in Northwood, attending Northwood High School. At a young age Marvin was lucky enough to find the love of his life, Nancy M. Liljedahl. The two were married on September 11, 1971 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua and blessed with two children, Adam and Sara. The family made their home in Nebraska for almost 20 years while Marvin worked for the railroad.They later returned to Iowa, making their forever home in Forest City where Marvin worked at Waldorf in maintenance. He was known to be able to fix just about anything and always had an interesting solution to everyday problems. Recently, Marvin had worked diligently to earn his electrical license and worked beside his grandson at Gullickson Kruger.
From a young age Marvin lived to hunt and fish. In their younger years, Nancy and Marvin enjoyed fishing all over north Iowa and trips to the gravel pits with the kids. This love of fishing was enjoyed countless times over the years with his brothers, friends and grandkids; if the fishing was good, Marvin would be there. Through the years the couple always had four legged companions, whether cats or dogs, he loved them dearly, especially his “Shorty”.
Marvin was overjoyed during his recent trip to Missouri to visit one of his closest cousins, Bud, with his brother. Not long after returning home from their time together, Marvin passed peacefully away. He joined Nancy for her first birthday in Heaven and we know they are watching over us from above.
Left to cherish his memory are his children, Adam Hickman of Forest City and Sara Krull of Rochester, MN; beloved grandchildren, Halle, Eli, Logan, Haley, Taylor, Dilan and Aden; brothers, Robert “Buck” (Becky) Hickman and Harold “Pep” (Sally) Hickman; mother-in-law, Carolyn Thompson; Nancy’s siblings, Ron (Lori) Liljedahl, Sandra Madden, Sharyl (Steve) Anderson, Susan Odden, Jackie (John) Berg, Nicole (Israel) Ochoa, and Ricky Perschbacher; four legged best friend, Stella “Shorty”; beloved cousin, Bud (Debbie) Hickman; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Greeting him in Heaven was his wife, Nancy; mother, Ruvella Barnd; father, Ferguson Hickman; siblings, Carol Dee Reyerson and Russell (Judy) Hickman; and father-in-law, Stanley Thompson.