George Wickstrom

IRON RIVER – George Axel Wickstrom, 76, of Iron River, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Northstar Health System in Iron River.

He was born Oct. 16, 1936, in Stambaugh, son of the late Dr. Axel and Stella (Westerberg) Wickstrom. He attended the Iron River Schools, graduating from Iron River High School. Following graduation, he attended one year of college and enlisted in the United States Army on Dec. 6, 1955.

George married the former Sharon Olds and the couple made their home in Stambaugh Township.

George was a member of First Lutheran Church of Iron River. An avid outdoorsman, he truly loved the outdoors. He enjoyed trapping, trap shoot, golf, softball, bowling, and guns. He especially loved his puppy Petie and his pet fox.

He is survived by his daughter, Kim (Mike) Mastie; sons, Allan (Lisa) Wickstrom and Jim (Margo) Wickstrom; grandsons, John Mastie, Bradley Wickstrom and Alex Wickstrom; and nieces, Karen Miller and Cathy Thomas.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sharon; daughter, Krystal Wickstrom; and sisters, Nancy Viverito, Ann Anderson and Carol Wickstrom.

Graveside services will be held at Stambaugh Cemetery in the spring. The West Side Veterans will accord military rites at the graveside.

Condolences may be expressed to the family of George Wickstrom online at

Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.