Arnold A. Wicklund, 93, Cold Spring
May 22, 1923 - October 16, 2016
Arnold A. Wicklund, 93, passed away October 16th at the Assumption Home, Cold Spring, MN. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 21, 2016 at the Richmond Wenner Funeral Home. Visitation will be one hour before. Inurnment will be at the Calvary Cemetery in Rockville.
Arnie was born on May 22, 1923 in Little Fork, MN. Parents were Carl Albert Wicklund and Jennie Rose Carlson. The family moved to St Cloud when he was a young child. He attended Jefferson Elementary School and graduated from Tech High School in 1941. He served in the US Army from 1943 to 1946, attached to the Army Engineers building airstrips during WWII. Upon discharge from the Army he worked at the St Cloud Fire Department. He met Mildred Weisman of Rockville, MN and they married in January 1948. Arnie retired after 28 years of service with the fire department and worked in sales for Tony's Siding, He was a charter member of the SE St Cloud VFW, POST 4847.
Arnie is survived by his wife, Mildred; children: Thomas (Christine), Patricia Malcolm (Ray Skolberg), Jerry Wicklund, Kris Wicklund; siblings: Edna “Dolly” (Bert) Swenson, Audrey (Edwin) Zins, James (Linda) Wicklund; grandchildren: Sara (Brandon), Angela (Josh) and Ben, and three great-grandchildren, Easton, Kennedy and Kiya.
He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Lori Wicklund Johnson: and siblings Evelyn, Bernice and Cleo.
Many thanks to the staff of Assumption Home and St. Croix Hospice for their expert care.
And most of all to our Toby for his comforting care. He was always “at the top of the ladder” with Arnie.