Glorianne Wicks, 89


Aug. 10, 1928 —
April 6, 2018
Decorah - Glorianne L. Wicks, age 89, of Decorah, Iowa, died Friday evening, April 6, 2018 at Aase Haugen Senior Services in Decorah. 
Funeral services were held on April 13, 2018 at Decorah Lutheran Church with Pastor Brenda Crossfield and Pastor Dave Sorenson. Burial was in Springwater Cemetery in rural Decorah. 
Glorianne Lucille Wicks was born on Aug. 10, 1928 to Glen and Lillie (Erickson) Pierce in Decorah. Lillie passed away when Glorianne was 13-months-old. She was adopted by Theodore and Ellen (Erickson) Narveson. 
She attended rural school Canoe #8 for her elementary education and she graduated from Decorah High School with the class of 1947. She entered Kahler School of Nursing in Rochester, Minn., graduating in September 1950. 
Glorianne married Marion Keith Wicks, the son of Claude and Olive (Olson) Wicks, on Nov. 10, 1950 at Decorah Lutheran Church. They were blessed with five children, Janet, Darrel, Loren, Richard and Scott.
Glorianne was baptized and confirmed at Decorah Lutheran Church and was a lifelong member. She worked as a surgical nurse for four years at the Smith Memorial Hospital in Decorah. After a 10-year period of nursing inactivity, she resumed those duties in 1964 at Aase Haugen Home, where she continued until her retirement in 1990.
Glorianne is survived by her five children, Janet McMillan of Waukon, Iowa, Darrel (Rosanne) of Waukon, Loren Wicks of Dubuque, Iowa, Richard (Staci) Wicks of Cresco, Iowa and Scott (Ronda) Wicks of Pleasantville, Iowa; 11 grandchildren, Katie (Brad) Stahl, Melissa Wicks, Derek Wicks, Jeremy Wicks, Jamie (Jessie) Wicks (and their two children, Carson and Ellie) Noel Lloyd, Seth Lloyd, Devin Wicks, Kirk Wicks, Jacob Wicks and Benjamin Wicks: a special niece who helped her in many ways, Cheryl Thompson of Decorah, and her niece, Elene Amundson; three nephews, Gywneth Aarhus, DuWayne Aarhus and Collin Aarhus; and her brother-in-law, Marvin Wicks.
She was preceded in death by her biological and adopted parents; three adoptive sisters, Joyce Narveson, Eunice Kirkeby and Glady Aarhus; one adoptive brother, Harold Narveson; her husband, Marion on June 24, 1993; and son-in-law, Dan McMillan on Nov. 21, 2001.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Springwater Cemetery. Please send to Decorah Lutheran Church, 309 Winnebago Street, Decorah, IA 52101.
Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah is serving the family. 
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