ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.
Avelene Hickmann, 94, of St. Petersburg, Fla., passed on Thursday, March
14, 2019, at Suncoast Hospice, Pinellas Park, Fla. She was born in
Catawba and spent many years as an elementary teacher in Wisconsin and
Florida. She taught at Tyrone and Bauder Elementary and was well
respected as a teacher by students and administrators.
In retirement she taught water aerobics and made long-lasting
friendships that remain true today. She enjoyed bowling on several teams
and served as team secretary. She enjoyed all sports and followed many
teams including Duke University basketball. She served for 50 years as a
eucharistic minister at her church, St. Jude.
Ave is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, George Hickmann;
nieces and nephews, Alan (Trish) Erickson, Barbara (Chuck) Poch, Terry
(Barbara) Erickson, Pamela James (Rick Martingilio); sisters in-law
Sister Rosemary Hickmann, Janice Stauske, and brother-in-law William
Hickmann. She was preceded by her parents, Paul and Lena Gehring;
sister, Rose Marie, and brother in-law, Iver Erickson.
Visitation will be Tuesday, March 26, at Shepherd of the Hills Catholic
Church, W1562 County Road B, Eden, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. with a
Mass of Christian burial at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Neil Zinthefer will
officiate and burial will follow in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery,
Twohig Funeral Home is serving the family with condolences and guest