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Clark Wicks

1925 to 2014


Clark Wicks, 89 of Sidney, passed away at the Golden Living Center in Sidney, Sunday evening, Dec. 7, 2014.

Funeral services for Clark will be at 10 a.m., Fri., Dec. 12th in the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom Hyde officiating. Graveside services with Military honors will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery.

Friends may visit Gehrig-Stitt Chapel Thursday, Dec. 11th from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. with the family present 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. There will be no viewing at the church.

You may view Clark's Book of Memories, share photos and stories at In lieu of flowers, the family recommends contributions in Clark's name to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Clark's care and funeral arrangements.

Clark Eugene Wicks the son of Byron Earl and Bessie (Johnson) Wicks was born on Sept. 2, 1925 in Colome, S.D. He attended Scott Elementary School and graduated from Colome High School in 1943. He attended one semester at the University of Nebraska where he was involved in ROTC before enlisting in the United States Army serving from 1944 until receiving his Honorable Discharge in 1946. Clark was united in marriage to Ruthie D. Moore on April 18, 1946 in Hobbs, N.M. In 1949 he enlisted in the United States Air Force Reserve, serving until 1952. In 1951 Clark began working for the Hested Variety Store chain managing stores in McCook, Central City, Ord and in 1954 Clark moved his family to Kimball managing it's store until moving to Sidney in 1964. Clark managed J.J. Newberry's Dept. Store in Sidney for a few years before starting a twenty year career as a New York Life Agent. Clark ran the chains for football games for many years in Sidney and Kimball.

He was a member of the Elks Club and the American Legion Post in Sidney. Many of Clark's fondest memories were of family trips, travels with his wife Ruth and many camping memories with dear friends.

Clark is survived by: (2) sons: Byron and wife Merrie of Littleton, Colo. Brad and wife Sally of Wheatridge; (1) daughter: Cheryl Lindekugel and husband Rod of Hershey; (3) grandchildren: Jeffrey Clark Wicks and wife Kerry, Cari Brownawell and husband Mike and Kim Lindekugel and (5) great-grandchildren. Clark was preceded in death by: his parents, his wife Ruth; (2) grandchildren: Chris Wicks and Debra Lindekugel.


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