PALMYRA

Anton Anthony Wickland

June 2, 1923 - Dec. 9, 2006

Anton "Tony" Wickland, 83, of rural Palmyra, died Dec. 9, 2006, at his farm home with his wife and children at his side.

Tony was born June 2, 1923 in Milwaukee, son of John and Alice (Mumper) Wickland. He was married to Dorothy Morris on March 23, 1950, at her home in rural Palmyra. They had six children. Anton and Dorothy spent their lives operating their dairy farm and raising their children. Tony loved nature and the farm life and worked hard all his life. Tony took great pleasure in caring for his children and grandchildren and was loved by all.

He is lovingly survived by his wife, Dorothy, and six children, Diane Wickland (Paul Donis), of Fairfax, Va.; Shirley Wickland (Rev. Michael Morning) of La Crosse; David (Harriet) Wickland of rural Palmyra; Carol (Lyle) Strooisma of Whitewater; William (Vicki) Wickland of Dousman; and Joyce (Roger) Sdano of Whitewater. He also is survived by 14 grandchildren; two sisters, Gertrude Henry of Milwaukee and Genevieve (Harry) Bennett of Lady Lake, Fla.; and his brother, George Wickland of New Berlin.

He is preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, John and Raymond.

Funeral Services will be held at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2006, at Mealy’s Funeral Home, 320 W. Main St. in Palmyra. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the time of services on Tuesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Karen Klatt and Rev. Michael Morning will officiate. Burial will be at Zion Cemetery in Palmyra at 10 a.m. Wednesday (meet at cemetery).

Tony will be lovingly missed by all and remembered for his devotion to his family and his love of creation.

Mealy’s Funeral Home in Palmyra is serving the family. For more information, please call the funeral home at 495-2127.