Kevin Paul Hickey
May 1, 1963 - Nov. 1, 2012
Kevin Paul Hickey of Waukesha, born May 1, 1963, passed away suddenly Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, of heart arrhythmia.
Kevin enjoyed music, playing the base guitar, hunting and fishing.
Kevin is survived by his father, Lawrence P. Hickey; wife, Amanda Hickey; son Tristin, and stepchildren, Miranda and Collin Hubbard; daughters Stephanie Hickey and Tammie Hickey (child Lyric); sister Roxanne Hickey-Olson, children Nicole (husband Brian, children Bella and Grace), Angela (husband Jonathon and daughter Alaiyna) and son Alexander; brother Timothy Diedrich (wife Ann Diedrich); and sister Leanne Hickey-Klingbiel, children Steven (son Riley) and Jarod.
Kevin was preceded in death by his mother, Donna Rae Hickey, on April 19, 1995; and a sister, Kristin Marie Hickey-Pikalik, on April 22, 2010.
Per Kevinís wishes, the family will hold a private service to honor and remember his life.
Donít grieve for me, for now Iím free
Iím following the path God has laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard him call
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work, to play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found true peace at the close of day.
If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss
Yes, these things I too will miss.
Do not be burdened with times of sorrow
Embrace true happiness of tomorrow.
My lifeís been full, I savored much.
Good friends, good times, my children's touch.
Although my time seemed all too brief,
Donít lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts, and peace to thee
God wanted me now;
HE SET ME FREE.