Fred Hickman

Nov 18, 2020
Hickman, Fred cropped


Memorial Services 10:30 AM, Saturday, December 19, 2020, at Hagerman Baptist Church, Waterloo with military honors by the United States Marine Corps. Masks are required and social distancing.

The church will be live-streaming the service. That link is


The family will greet friends for an hour before services at the church. Masks are required and social distancing.



Memorials may be directed to Hagerman Baptist Church; Cards sent to the funeral home will be forwarded to the family.


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. On October 10, 1960, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He achieved the rank of Lance Corporal specializing in 0811 Heavy Artillery/8” Howitzer. He fired High Expert M-1 Rifleman, completed Atomic, Biological, & Chemical Defense School, served as an MP and was stationed at 29 Palms, CA. Fred was a recipient of the Good Conduct Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal.

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

He was employed by Deere & Co retiring as General Supervisor of Security and Housekeeping after 34 years. Most recently he enjoyed working with his wife as a carrier for the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier.

Fred loved the Lord with all his heart, mind, and spirit. And he was a wonderful example of how to love his neighbor as himself. He loved to study and teach the Word of God. He 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 Sunday School Teacher.

He is survived by his wife, Linda of 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. Rhonda kingsley pillow | Dec 19, 2020
    Thank you for sharing that beautiful service with all of us It was amazing
  2. Rhonda/ kingsley/ pillow | Dec 19, 2020
    fred you have left a great legacy. I have so many memories of you and your family as i consider you all as my family afar but no less my blessing to have the memories i have with all of you! The songs we sung on the way to church,and goin to get donuts right after, watching you and linda dancing it up in your living room on avon.You never stopped amazing me with all the stuff i alone seen or heard you tackle and accomplesh...the A frame in denver,the renovations you applyed to others, you never let anything go with out your loving touch...what im trying to say is we were truly blessed to have you on this earth and im sure your legacy will do the same in your honor...god bless you fred hickman.
  3. Lynell Smith | Dec 12, 2020
    So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies. May our God of all comfort give you that comfort each moment. Praying for you!
  4. Xanadu | Dec 11, 2020
    i am sorry for your loss. Im here for you if you want to vent. I love you. 
  5. 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.
  6. 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. 
  7. ERNIE WENGER | Nov 22, 2020
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  10. 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!!


  11. Sandy Moses | Nov 20, 2020
    My deepest sympathy to all of you! May you find comfort and peace in the loving arms of Jesus.
  12. 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.


  13. 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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