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Jun 17, 2013 - Staff
Lee Worth Wickstrom, a lifelong Fremont County resident, died Friday, June 14, 2013, at Morning Star Manor in Fort Washakie. He was 95 years old.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Davis Funeral Home in Riverton with Dr. Jim Logan officiating. Viewing is 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Military graveside services follow at 1 p.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery in Lander.
Lee Worth Wickstrom was born Feb. 8, 1918, at Shotgun Creek north of Pavillion, the son of John and Alice (Adams) Wickstrom.
He graduated from Fremont County Vocational High School in Lander in 1935 and attended the University of Wyoming for a year.
Mr. Wickstrom served in the Army during World War II, in the South Pacific and Europe, from May 1942 until October 1945.
On May 13, 1944, he married Emma E. Krone in Riverton.
He worked in the oilfield at Pilot Butte and also was a cowboy for the Countryman, Duncan and Winchester ranches in Fremont County.
He was the treasurer for the Mandorton School Board for six years. He also was a member of the Lander VFW the Pavillion American Legion Post 61 for 41 years.
His family said he enjoyed breaking horses, going on pack trips, fishing and hunting big game in the Wind River Mountains.
He is survived by his sons, Lee and his wife Connie of Morton, John and his wife Anne of Saratoga, Bill and his wife Chris of Saratoga, and Vern and his wife Mary Lou of Morton; brother Bob Wickstrom and his wife Joyce of California; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife in 2004; his parents; grandson Phillip Wickstrom; brothers Percy and Emerson Wickstrom; sister Hazel Winchester; an infant brother; and a brother who died in his youth.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's choice in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main St,, Riverton, WY 82501