Orman ‘Bump’ Robert Sickels

Sept. 1, 1941 March 13, 2015

Orman “Bump” Robert Sickels, age 73, of Genesee Depot, WI died Friday, March 13, 2015, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family. He was born September 1, 1941 in Waukesha County, WI to Norman and Mae (O’Connor) Sickels. He married the love of his life Diane Vick on August 21, 1965, at the Genesee Congregational Church. Bump retired after many years as a heavy equipment operator working for New Berlin Grading and Wolf Construction. He played baseball for many years for the Genesee Twins baseball team and he spent countless hours cheering on the Milwaukee Brewers. He also enjoyed many years of bowling, hunting and especially fishing.

Bump will be deeply missed by his wife of almost 50 years, Diane, and his children, Sandy Sickels, Becky (Ken) Melotik and Dave (Lisa) Sickels. He was “Bumpa” to his grandchildren, Stephanie (Tom) Yoder, Emma Melotik, Dillon, Alexis and Paige Sickels, Amber and Andrew Nygren, and great-grandson, Brantley Yoder. Other survivors include brother Dick (Carol) Sickels, sister-in-law Carol McCormick, other relatives and many good friends.

Preceding Bump were his parents and an infant son, Robert.

The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Martin Kern and his nurse, Mary, for their loving care of Bump and the family.

Visitation will be Monday, March 30, at 5:00PM with a memorial service at 7:00PM at Thelen Funeral Services, W309-S4840 Commercial Drive, Genesee, with the Rev. Joe Medina officiating.

There will also be a time of sharing following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Genesee Congregational Church or to the family for an education fund for his grandchildren.

Thelen Funeral Services of Genesee is honored to be assisting the family. For further information or to sign the online guest registry, please go to, or call 262-392-4251.