Jack Keith Hicks, 90, of Marion, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, after a brief illness. Memorial Service was April 23 at Marion Christian Church, Marion by Pastor Peter Mitchell. Private inurnment will be held at Brooklyn Cemetery at a later date.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Norma; children, Laurie (Ron) Butler of Swisher, Steve (Deb) Hicks of Cedar Rapids, and Jo Ellyn Hook of Cedar Rapids; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and an infant daughter.
Jack was born Nov. 6, 1923, in Brooklyn, the son of Benjamin Forrest “Frosty” and Fern (Johnston) Hicks. He graduated from BGM High School in 1942. He served in the U.S. Army from 1943-1946. On June 5, 1948, he was united in marriage to Norma Jean Clayton at his parents’ home in Brooklyn.
Jack worked as an electrical engineer at Linn County REC, where he became manager in 1953, and retired in 1985. He was an active member at the Marion Christian Church since 1950.
He enjoyed the family farm, which has been in the family since 1870. He was a member of the American Legion for 60 years.
Memorials may be directed to the Marion Christian Church at: 1050 McGowan Blvd., Marion, IA 52302; the American Cancer Society at: www.cancer.org/donate; or a charity of choice.
Please sign the online guest book for Jack at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.