Joan Wickstrom, 88, of Marquette passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 surrounded by family at McPherson Hospital.

She was a school teacher and substitute teacher. She also had worked at City Sundries and Olson’s Furniture in Marquette.

Joan was born on Sept. 4, 1928 in Lindsborg, the daughter of Eben and Pearl (Stone) Flohr. She graduated from Salina Central High School and Bethany College. On May 25, 1952, Joan was united in marriage to Bertis K. Wickstrom at the Freemount Lutheran Church. Bertis preceded her in death on March 13, 2008.

She was a member of Elim Lutheran Church, Marquette Women’s Literary Club, WELCA, Marquette Library Board, and CHUMS.

Survivors include daughter Cynthia (Mike) Hulse of Marquette; daughter-in-law Peggy Wickstrom of McPherson; three grandsons, Brandon Hulse of Marquette, Lance Hulse of Marquette, and Matt (Diane) Wickstrom of Marquette; sister Eleanor Lundquist of Marquette; sister-in-law Mary Nolan of Marquette; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Bertis “David” Wickstrom; and sister, Marilyn Gregwire.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017 at Elim Lutheran Church, Marquette. The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30 at Elim Lutheran Church with the Rev. James Strasen officiating. Burial will follow at Marquette City Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to Elim Lutheran Church or Marquette Recreation in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut St., McPherson, KS 67460.

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