Richard R. Hicks, age 88, of Augusta, WI died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 at the Augusta Area Home in Augusta.
Richard was born January 2, 1926 in Menomonie, WI to Harvey and Ida (Miller) Hicks. He was raised in the Township of Lucas.
Following his schooling he entered the U.S. Army during WWII. He married Frances Casper on June 15, 1948 in Menomonie, WI. They farmed in the Centuria area where they raised turkeys and pigs until 1961 and moved to Fall Creek until 1966. They farmed until 1977 and he retired and drove school bus in Fall Creek for several years. They moved to Augusta and later to Boyceville until 2006, when he moved back to Augusta. He enjoyed trout fishing and hunting. They enjoyed golfing and bowling and the trips to the Dakotas to pheasant hunt. They wintered in Arizona and enjoyed travleing.
Richard is preceded in death by his parents, wife Frances in 1999, four brothers and a sister.
Richard is survived by four children: Patricia Hicks of St. Michaels, MN, Kenneth (Nancy) Hicks of Augusta, WI, Wayne (Phyllis) Hicks of Princeton, MN and Nancy (Geoff) Strait of Amery, WI; six Grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; brother Henry Hicks of Boyceville, WI. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at Wilson Lutheran Church in Wilson, WI with Reverend Douglas Brandt officiating. Burial will be in the Lucas Cemetery in the Township of Lucas, WI. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to services Wednesday. Local arrangements by the Anderson Funeral Home in Glenwood City, WI.