Harold E. Wick, age 88, of Willmar, passed away Friday, September 9, at Bethesda Grand Club Suites in Willmar.
A private celebration of life service will be held at a later date in November. Interment will be at St. Clara’s Catholic Cemetery in Clara City. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Willmar Area Symphonic Orchestra or the Barn Theater are preferred. Arrangements are entrusted to Peterson Brothers Funeral Home. www.petersonbrothers.com
Harold Eugene Wick was born on December 1, 1933, in Mitchell, South Dakota, the son of Lester and Margaret (Potter) Wick. He grew up in Worthington and graduated from Worthington High School in 1951. He attended Worthington Junior College, Mankato State University and telegraphy school in Marshalltown, Iowa. From 1954 to 1956, Harold served in U. S. Army during the Korean War. On September 3, 1959, in Marshall, Minnesota, he was married to Benita C. Nelson. Harold worked as a telegrapher and they lived in several communities throughout Minnesota until moving to Willmar in 1973. Harold later worked as a District Director for the Boy Scouts of America for 12 years and then in beverage sales for 12 years, retiring in 1997.
Harold was a member of the Church of St. Mary, Knights of Columbus, Boy Scouts of America and the American Legion post. He enjoyed the fine arts of theater and music, going on group trips to the Chanhassen dinner theater, playing the guitar and ukulele and playing dominos and card games with family and friends.
He is survived his loving wife, Benita; two children, Jeff (and Lisa) Wick of Tempe, AZ., and Pam (and Michael) Harguth of Clara City; three grandchildren, Amber (and Austin) Hilbrands, Josh (and Colee) Harguth and Lily Wick; and one great grandson, Waylon Harguth. Also surviving are two siblings, Louis (and Mary) Wick and Eileen (and Kevin) Hausmann, both of Missouri, besides other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death his parents; one son, Randal in 2003; and brother Gordon and sister Marjorie.