Fred Hickman

Nov 18, 2020


Memorial Services will be held at a later date with full military honors.




Hagerman Baptist Church


Fred Hickman, 78, of Evansdale, died at UnityPoint Health--Allen Hospital on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, of complications from COVID.  He was born November 9, 1942, in Waterloo, son of Harry W. and Ruth E. Vokes Hickman. Fred graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1960 and later attended classes at UNI.


He served in the United States Marine Corps as an MP High Expert Rifleman stationed at 29 Palms, CA.


Fred married Linda Lawless on January 4, 1963 in Waterloo.


His first job was with Herrick Refrigeration in Waterloo. After his service in the Marine Corps he worked as an interior designer at Kirk Gross Co. Later Fred worked at Deere & Co beginning as a draftsman; he retired after 34 years as the General Supervisor of Security at the Waterloo Operations on June 1, 1998.


Fred was a member of Hagerman Baptist Church where he was a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. Previously he attended Burton Ave Baptist Church serving as Deacon, Trustee, and taught Sunday School.


He is survived by his wife, Linda, Evansdale; 3 daughters, Shellie (Ron) Crisman of Waterloo, Maria (John) Gibson of Potosi‚ WI, and Traci (Nate) Johnson of Waterloo; 9 grandchildren: Matthew (Hannah), Ray, Jerika (Mike), Andrew (Kari), Noah (Kayla), Mackenzi, Sarah, Kodi, and Calie (Will); 5 great grandchildren: Logan, Jacob, Adelynn, Travis, Elliot, and expecting one in March 2021. He is also survived by a sister, Linda (Richard) Morrison of Waterloo; and brothers, Steve (Vickie) Hickman of Lovilia, and David Hickman of Garnavillo.


Fred is preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Larry Hickman; and a sister-in-law, Diana Hickman.

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  1. Shirley Henze McDowell | Nov 22, 2020
    Linda, I'm so sorry for your loss.  You and Fred were perfect for each other and you had a wonderful life.  Keeping you and your family in my prayers.
  2. Shirley Henze McDowell | Nov 22, 2020
    I'm so sorry for your loss.  You and Fred were so great together and had a wonderful life.  Keeping Fred's family in my prayers. 
  3. ERNIE WENGER | Nov 22, 2020
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  6. Garry & Christie Moore | Nov 21, 2020

    We are SO very sorry for your loss! Fred was a great man of God who loved to study & teach the Word!! Your loss is certainly Heaven's gain!!


  7. Sandy Moses | Nov 20, 2020
    My deepest sympathy to all of you! May you find comfort and peace in the loving arms of Jesus.
  8. John Parler | Nov 20, 2020

    Every memory, without exception, puts a smile on my face. 

    Much love and prayers to you, Linda, to Maria, Shellie and Traci, and to all of your wonderful families.


  9. Traci Johnson | Nov 20, 2020

    I'm sure missing you alot dad! I have to remind myself that I will be seeing you again someday and that helps, but I'm just wishing that God would've let you stay a while longer.....

    Love you still,


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