William “Bill” Hicks

William "Bill" HIcks

William “Bill” HIcks

William E. Hicks, age 76, of Arkdale, Wisconsin passed away Saturday, December 26, 2020 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Bill was born February 5, 1944 in Ottawa, Illinois to William and Eileen Hicks. He married Marcia Scudder on June 20, 1964 and was proud to have been her husband for 54 years. This marriage brought forth three children that he gave to the world to. Bill was an expert Millwright, a trade that lasted up until his retirement in 2000 from C.R. Meyer.

Bill held many offices in the Castle Rock Lions Club, the Masonic Lodge, and the Dellwood Snowmobile Club. He served as Director of the A.W.S.C. and the A.C.S.A.

Bill treasured the time with his family and enjoyed snowmobiling, his UTV, hunting, spending time in the garage with his boys, pressing his luck on the slots, and morning coffee with his crew.

Those that loved him knew that his rough and tough exterior really gave way to a man who truly had a heart of gold, a man who loved his wife, children, grandchildren, family, and friends more than he could ever say. Just like his old dog Jake, his bark was worse than his bite.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents, William and Eileen Hicks.

Bill is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marcia Hicks of Arkdale, WI; children: William E. Hicks Jr. (Melissa) of Tonica, IL; Stephanie (Wayne) Klopotek of Adams, WI; and Gary (Cindy) Hicks of Beaver Dam, WI; devoted sister, Sherry (Bob) Wettering of Morris, IL; adored grandchildren: Kaitie Klopotek, Sulleigh Hicks, Cody Hicks, Myles Klopotek, Rani Harstad, Bari Gage, Travis Engel, and Artanya Engel; and great-granddaughter, Brynnlee Elliot. Bill is further survived by an Aunt, Uncle, and nieces, and nephews.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, no services are planned for now. Once things return to normal- there will be a memorial service to celebrate Bill’s life.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit www.roseberrys.com for online condolences and further information.

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  1. Dick and Paula Wieland says:

    Marcia and family, please accept our condolences. Our hearts go out to you. I keep thinking of all the time we spent together. Great times with great friends. Love you so much.

  2. Jerome and Audrey Kasmiski says:

    Our sympathy to you, Marcia and your family with the loss of Bill. God Bless and may he Rest in Peace.

  3. Sue Klein says:

    Marcia, we are so sorry to hear of Bill ‘s passing. We spent many hours working on snowmobile races. He always worked to make them better. Our deepest sympathy. Sue and Scott Klein

  4. Lily Stout says:

    We am so sorry to hear of your painful Loss.
    Our condolences to you and your family

    Lily Stout and Family

  5. Ann Mussatto Newell says:

    So Sorry to hear about Bill.
    May he rest in Peace.

  6. Bill & Sandy Austin says:

    Marcia ~ So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. You have our deepest sympathy. Bill was a valued member of Moundview snowmobile club. If you ever want to chat over coffee, you are always welcomed to visit. Just give me a call.

  7. Carl Herzog says:

    Marcia so sorry for your loss you have our deepest sympathy Carl and Donna Herzog

  8. Nancy and Roger Linda says:

    Dear Marcia and Stephane,
    It’s been way too long since we’ve seen you. Please accept our condolences in the loss of Bill. I know you will be okay. He is at peace now.

  9. Ron Boettcher says:

    Memories, cherish them, you will. Our sincerest sympathy, to you and your family. In Friendship, Ron and Deb Boettcher

  10. Ron Larson says:

    So sorry for your loss. My prayers for you and your family

  11. Harry Davis says:

    Stephanie – Sorry for your loss,

  12. Bev J Ward says:

    Stephanie & all So sorry for your loss. Prayers are with you.

  13. Marge says:

    Stephanie, so sorry for your loss. My prayers for you and your family.

  14. LeRoy Dieckhoff says:

    Our deepest sympathy to all the family. Got to know Bill when they had the place place at Fall River as neighbors when they came up on wk-ends from Ottawa, & became good friends to the whole family. God Bless your family, our prayers are with you. I” glad to call him friend.

  15. Teri Shaw says:

    Aunt Marcia, Billy, Stephanie, and Gary, we are so sorry for your family’s loss. I have great memories of Uncle Bill in Ottawa and Beaver Dam. We will see you in the Spring. Much Love!

  16. Donna Amedro says:

    Stephanie, so sorry for your loss.

  17. Sharon mulligan says:

    Marcia So very sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. I know how he loved to snowmobile and all the meetings at the Spot. What fun he was. My prayers are with you and your family. Sam. Mulligan



  19. Sue Moran says:

    Steph & family, So sorry for your loss. Hugs & prayers to all during this difficult time. RIP Bill.

  20. Darcie Beckman says:

    Stephanie, I’m so sorry for your loss. My prayers are for you and your family.

  21. Ruth Check says:

    Dear Stephanie,
    We are so sorry for your loss. May your memories help you through this tough time. Our deepest sympathy,
    Gib and Ruth

  22. Judie McConville says:

    You may not remember me, Marsha. I worked for Dale McConville when we sold your home and you moved north to Wisconsin. And now I find that Sherry and I have rekindled our friendship from our high school days. I am so sorry for your loss. Bill it was a great guy. Condolences to you and your family.

  23. Julie and Bob Goodhue says:

    Our sympathy to you and your family, Stephanie; so sorry for your loss.

  24. Randall Dahms says:

    Luci and I are so sorry for your loss. If you need anything at all please let us know.

  25. pat & Al Landmark says:

    Oh Marcia, so sorry to hear this about Bill… thoughts and prayers coming your way…

  26. Charles Robinson says:

    Marcia, I’m so sorry to hear of Bill’s passing I have only known him about 7 years, He was my first customer at my rummage sale and hr stopped in every week. I called him # 1. I will surley miss him.

  27. Dawn koran says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences.

  28. Charlene Brockman says:

    So sorry for your loss Marcia. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He will be sadly missed by all that knew him.

  29. Rick and Brianna Carlson says:

    Our condolences Marcia and family

  30. Lisa Fischer says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I’m sending my deepest condolences to all of you. Sending many prayers to help your hearts heal

  31. Teresa Marti says:

    I’m so sorry to hear this. Our prayers and sympathy go out to you Marcia, Stephanie, Billy and Gary and extended family.

  32. Bill Keith says:

    Marcia and all the family You have our heartfelt condolences with the passing of Bill. I always enjoyed the conversations in Bill JR’s garage when you and Bill were down in Tonica. We are sending thoughts and prayers your way.
    Carol and Bill

  33. Penny Sellhausen says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  34. nicky hunt says:

    In our thoughts and prayers

  35. Eugene and Bev O'Brion says:

    MARSHA AND FAMILY You all have our sympathies so sorry to hear.
    Eugene and Bev O’Brion

  36. Danna Peterson says:

    Deepest condolences, Stephanie and family, on your loss. Virtual hugs to you.

  37. Monica Arndt says:

    Sorry for your loss.

  38. Rita Kolstad says:

    Marcia, so sorry for your loss.

  39. Sheila Brinker says:

    I’m so sorry to hear sending you hugs & prayers he was one of the good guys and truly will be missed may he Rest In Peace

  40. Barbara Friedman says:

    He will always live in your heart So sorry for your loss His star in heaven will shine brightly

  41. Lily Stout says:

    Stephanie and Family,

    Please accept our sincere condolences on your Loss.

    Lily Stout and Family

  42. Kathy Ganster says:

    So sorry Stephanie for the loss of your father! Prayers to you and your family!

  43. Jenni Thrasher Melcher says:

    Steph, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  44. Vicki Marcucci says:

    Condolences Stephanie. Prayers for a healing heart. Paul & Vicki Theisen

  45. Shawna gruber says:

    So sorry for your loss.. sending prayers to you all!!

  46. Peg Lecy says:

    So sorry on your loss

  47. Kirsten Baxter says:

    I am so sorry for your loss.