Herbert Clinton Hickman (1913-2006)

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Herbert Clinton Hickman
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Joy Valley Cemetery
Born: 15 Sep 1913 Isabella Co., Michigan
Died: 16 May 2006 Petoskey, Michigan
Father: Jacob Clinton Hickman
Mother: Ethel May Smith
Siblings: Elizabeth May Hickman
Herbert Clinton Hickman
John Commodore Hickman
Lawrence Hickman
Lula Marcia Hickman
Alton Ashton Hickman
Beatrice Margret Hickman
Nina Rachel Hickman
Rosalene June Hickman
James Hickman
Rolland J. Hickman
Spouse: Irene E. Johnston
Married: 20 Jun 1937, Stutsmanville, Michigan
Children: Jerry L. Hickman
Iris E. Hickman
Robert Dale Hickman
Rodney J. Hickman
Herbert Douglas Hickman

Death Notice

Petoskey News-Review, Wednesday, 17 May 2006:

Herbert Hickman

Herbert Hickman, 92, of Petoskey, passed away on May 16, 2006, at the Bortz Health Care of Petoskey.

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by the Stone Funeral Home.


Petoskey News-Review, Thursday, 18 May 2006:

Herbert C. Hickman

Herbert C. Hickman went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on May 16, 2006, at Bortz Health Care of Petoskey.

Herbert was born on Sept. 15, 1913, to Jacob C. and Ethel M. (Smith) Hickman in Isabella County, Mich. His family moved to Petoskey when he was still a young boy. He attended Greenwood, Joy Valley and Resort schools.

During World War II, he served in the Civilian Conservation Corps. He retired from Penn Dixie Cement Corp. after 28 years of service as a dynamite blaster. During that time, he served as steward and president of the local American Steelworkers Union.

He was a member of Farm Bureau. He served for many years on the board of review for Bear Creek Township. In early years, he was the president of the local American Sunday School Union. He was a member of The Salvation Army and served as the Petoskey Corps Sergeant Major. Herbert enjoyed farming, cutting firewood, and deer hunting. After retirement he helped his wife in gardening and they were active in the Farmers Market. He loved nature and was a good steward of God's great outdoors.

He was a family man who was very proud of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His greatest legacy was his love for his family and the Christian heritage he left them.

On June 20, 1937, Herbert married Irene E. Johnston at the Stutsmanville Church in Harbor Springs. They lived the 68 years of their marriage on their farm in Bear Creek Township.

He is survived by his wife, Irene; and three children, Jerry L. (Jo) Hickman, Iris E. (David) Lesh and Robert D. Hickman, and daughters-in-law Judy (Gary) Vroman and Edith Hickman. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Debra (Mark) VandenBrink, Steve Hickman, Sharon (Rob) Howery, Kathy Hickman (Kam Culbertson), Carrie (Bart) Crawford, Scott (Thelma) Hickman, Jodi (Krale) Schroeder, Jeffrey (Angie) Lesh, Jamie (Tony) Fox, Breanna Thompson, Krista Hickman and Kyle Hickman, 16 great-grandchildren and many, many nieces and nephews. His surviving brothers are John (Evelyn) Hickman, Rolland Hickman and Jim (Betty) Hickman. His surviving sister is Rose Billings. He was preceded in death by two sons, Rodney J. and Herbert Douglas (Doug), his parents; four sisters, Beatrice Hickman, Mae Dunshee, Lula Schlappi and Nina Daniels and two brothers, Lawrence and Alton.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 20, at the Stone Funeral Home with Herbert's nephew, pastor Ed Warner, officiating. Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. on Friday, May 19, at the funeral home. Burial will take place at Joy Cemetery in Springvale Township.


  • Source: Petoskey News Review, Aug 1999, Obituary: Swiss, Edna May Johnston
  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
Date of Marriage: 6/20/1937
Liber: 5
Folio: 61
  • Petoskey News Review, Jul 1999, Obituary: Daniels, Nina Rachel Hickman Hurd Bond
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
Date of Death: 5/16/2006
Liber: 2006
Folio: 150
Place of Death: PETOSKEY, MI
  • Death: Social Security Death Index:
Birth Date: 15 Sep 1913
Death Date: 16 May 2006
Social Security Number: 371-10-9430
State Where Number Was Issued: Michigan
Death Residence Zip Code: 49770
Bay Harbor, Emmet, Michigan
Bay View, Emmet, Michigan
Petoskey, Emmet, Michigan
Hickman, Herbert C.
Age: 92
Born: 9/15/1913
Died: 5/16/2006
Burial: 0/0/0000
Cemetery: Joy Valley, Springvale Twp.
Military: WW2