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Wayne Fickling

April 18, 1942 — October 29, 2012

Wayne L. Fickling, 70, of Geneseo, formerly of rural Cambridge, died Monday, October 29, 2012, at his home after a short battle with lung cancer. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 2nd, at the Cambridge Lutheran Church. Rev. Randall Swanson will officiate. Burial will be at Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge. Visitation will from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services. Memorials may be made to the Cambridge Lutheran Church, the American Heart Association, or the American Cancer Society.

Wayne was born April 18, 1942 in Geneseo, the son of Leslie C. and Mable E. Good Fickling. He was educated in Cambridge schools and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1960. While in high school he joined the Army National Guard. His marriage to Sharon A. Humphrey took place on Oct. 21, 1962 in Coal Valley. She passed away January 13, 1997. He married Christine Ohrt on June 27, 1998 in Cambridge. Wayne was a lifelong farmer and began farming in Cambridge and Munson Townships in 1962. He also operated a trucking company from 1982 to 1997. In addition to his farming operation, Wayne was a crop, hail, and multi-peril adjuster for Country Companies from 1999 to 2010 and a real estate agent for Mel Foster Company from 1996 to the present.

His memberships included the Cambridge Lutheran Church, where he had served on the Church Council, the Geneseo Moose Lodge No. 990, the American Legion Post in Naples, FL, and the Quad Cities Board of Realtors. He also served on the Board of Directors for Henry Service Company in Cambridge and was a lifetime member of the Henry County Farm Bureau. Wayne enjoyed wintering in Florida.

Those surviving are his wife, Christine, two daughters and a son-in-law, Kendra and Kelly Katter, Oklahoma City, OK, Kimberly Whitsell, Sherrard, two sons and a daughter-in-law, Mitchel Fickling, Olney, IL, Shayne and Jennifer Fickling, Oconomowoc, WI, and two stepsons and a step daughter-in-law, Matthew and Grace Sisson, Colona, and Joseph Sisson, Moline. Other survivors include 11 grandchildren, Brandon and Justin Fickling, Drake, Dylan, Dahlton, and Marissa Katter, Courtney and Carley Whitsell, Cohen, Callum and Brecken Fickling, three step grandchildren, Jonathon and Rawley Sisson and Maesa Harris, and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Arlys and Alfred Krauel, Naples, FL, and Marilyn Gonzales, Naples, FL. His parents, his first wife, Sharon, and a great niece, Selena Mull, preceded him in death.

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