November 17, 2019 – Waukesha, WI –Arnold A. (Arnie) Wickland, 71, passed away November 15, 2019 after living his life with grace and courage with cancer for the past five years.
Arnie was born February 8, 1948 to Peter and Elsie (Ruege) Wickland in Waukesha WI. He was joined in marriage to Deborah Weber at Trinity UCC Brookfield on June 17, 1967. He graduated from Hartford Union High School in 1966 and Waukesha County Technical Institute in 1970 with an Associate Degree in marketing and management. In 1988, he owned five auto parts stores with business partners, John and George Schauer, who were like his brothers. In his retirement, he loved working at the Shimon Funeral Home in many capacities.
Arnie’s times of special enjoyment were those spent with his daughters and their families, especially his five grandchildren, walking his dog, Tuffie, breakfast with the men in his life, helping out at his church, snowmobiling in the winter, and weeding and trimming the landscape in the summer.
Arnie is survived by his wife of 52 years, Deborah, daughters Bonnie (Scott) Budde, Kristine (Jerry) Garczynski, Catherine (Lee Mattingly) Wilson, grandchildren, Mara (Frank Behling) Budde, Riley (Katrina Weiner) Budde, Irene, Helen, and Cora Wilson, and fur baby, Tuffie. Further survived by relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, siblings Robert (Edna Mae) Wickland and Evelyn (Harvey) Dieball, one niece, other relatives and friends.
Memorial Services for Arnie will be held Friday, November 22, 2019 at First United Methodist Church, 738 W Monroe Ave, Hartford, WI at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Jeff Radley officiating. Visitation at the Church from 1:00-3:00 p.m. on Friday.
Memorials honoring Arnie’s life, to First United Methodist Church-Hartford or the American Cancer Society are appreciated.
We wish to extend a special thank you to all the medical professionals who so lovingly and expertly cared for Arnie over the many years of treatments and especially in the final days of his life. You are all angels!