Delores Ann Wickstrom, age 77, of Sacred Heart, died Monday, January 29, 2018, at the Renville County Hospital in Olivia. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, February 2, 2018, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Sacred Heart. The Rev. Dale Svendsen will officiate. Burial will be in Ebenezer Lutheran Cemetery in Sacred Heart. Visitation will be on Friday one hour prior to the services at the church in Sacred Heart. Arrangements are with Dirks-Blem Funeral Service, Renville, MN.
Delores Ann Wickstrom was born on July 31, 1940, in Granite Falls, Minnesota to Erwin and LaVerne (Kruse) Just. She was baptized in 1940, and was later confirmed on May 30, 1954, all at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Granite Falls. She grew up on a farm south west of Granite Falls and graduated from Granite Falls High School in 1958. Delores was united in marriage to Sheldon Wickstrom on May 14, 1960, at Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Sacred Heart. They made their home in Sacred Heart, and Delores worked at V.S.C. in Clara City and also at Warner Manufacturing in Sacred Heart. She was an active member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church and served on the Ladies Aid. She enjoyed music, embroidering and doing needle work, playing card, and visiting with her family and friends. Her family was a very important part of her life.
Survivors include her brother and sister: Ron (and special friend Keelie) of Glenwood, and Marlys Ulven (and special friend Jim) of Virginia, MN; her brother-in-law Clarence Dorn of Vining, MN, and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Sheldon on July 15, 2006, her sister Phyllis Dorn, her brother LeRoy Just, and a brother in infancy.
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