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Marinette Stickelman, 93 - September 25, 2009


Marinette “Mik” Stickelman, 93, of Gothenburg died Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, at Hilltop Estates in Gothenburg.
A memorial service was held Monday, Sept. 28, at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Bill Ivey officiating.
Stickelman was born to John E. and Annie Bellstrom Joneson on Jan. 3, 1916, at Manderson, WY. She lived in Gothenburg her entire life and was a graduate of Gothenburg High School in 1933.
She taught country school near Farnam, and later traveled to Chicago to receive her nursing degree, then worked for Dr. Stevenson.
On Oct. 19, 1936, she was united in marriage to Roy E. Stickelman. He preceded her in death in 1988.
Stickelman was a life-long member of the First Baptist Church in Gothenburg and was a Sunday School teacher and choir director.
She will be remembered for her lovely porcelain dolls and the many hours spent in helping others create their own, according to family members. In 1995, she was awarded Outstanding Citizen by the Gothenburg Chamber of Commerce, and was an honorary Pony Express rider for the year of 1995.
Stickelman was preceded in death by: her husband, Roy; two brothers—Eldon Joneson of Cozad and Wallace Joneson of Florida; two sisters—Alyce Williams and Gretchen Kerr, both of Gothenburg; a grandson, Courtney Stickelman.
Survivors include: her son, Brad (Janine) Stickelman, and their son, Corby (Sherry), and their sons—Barrett and Decker; her daughter, Sherril Whitaker, and her daughter, Stacey Basham; nieces, nephews and their families.
Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church or donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.blase strauser.com. Arrangements have been placed in the care of Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel of Gothenburg.

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