Karie Hickman

Karie Hickman Obituary


Age - 55


September 11, 2023


Morris, MN

Memorial services for Karie Hickman, of Morris, Minnesota, will be held on Saturday, September 16, 2023, at 11:00 a. m. at the Morris Elementary School Concert Hall, with Reverend Matt Orendorff officiating. Visitation will be on Friday, at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris from 4 to 7 p. m. and will continue on Saturday, one hour prior to the services at the school. Burial will be at Summit Cemetery in Morris. Karie died peacefully, surrounded by her family, at her home, on Saturday, September 9, 2023; she was 55 years old. Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris is in care of arrangements for Karie.

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Bill Meek

Bill Meek

Age - 72

November 13, 2023

William Edward Meek passed away on November 12, 2023, at the age of 72 surrounded by his family. Bill was born on November 23, 1950, in Warren, MN to Sophie (Smith) and Alvin Meek. He graduated from Stephen High School in Stephen, MN in 1968 where he was active in football, basketball, track and band. He was known for carrying out many pranks with his friends and younger brother John while in high school. Bill spent his summers camping around Bemidji as a child while his Dad built area hospitals and schools. He spent summer weekends camping and fishing at Lake of the Woods as a child and an adult. He shared his love of hunting, fishing and camping with his children as they grew up. Bill married Leslie Thibodo on June 13, 1970, in Stephen, MN. Bill graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 1973 with a degree in accounting. Bill and Leslie owned Meek Accounting in Elbow Lake from 1973-1984. After selling their business he took over as controller of Cosmos Enterprises. Bill and Leslie moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1989 so Leslie could pursue graduate education. Bill worked for several companies while in Michigan and specialized in helping companies at financial risk. Bill and Leslie moved back to Minnesota in 1994 where they built a hobby farm near Starbuck. Bill raised grass fed cattle and chickens with his son-in-law Dennis. After moving back to Minnesota Bill worked for Superior Industries for several years before eventually retiring from Toro. Bill is survived by his wife Leslie, daughter Jeni (Rick) Toms and son Andy (Aubree) Meek. He is also survived by his grandchildren Cody (Danielle Keck) Wutzke, Colton (Genevieve) Wutzke, Morgan Meek, Hannah Wutzke, Bradyn Meek, Nora Meek, Kyle (Brooke) Toms, Alex (Ashley Thompson) Toms and Stephanie Toms and great-grandchildren Garrett and McKenna Toms. Other survivors include brother John (Linda) Meek, sisters-in-law Lynn (Steve) Johnson and Kelly (John) Prigge, brother-in-law Scott (Pam) Thibodo and son-in-law Dennis Wutzke as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents Alvin and Sophie Meek, brother Larry Meek, sister Marilyn Smidt and mother-in-law and father-in-law Donalyn and James Thibodo. Bill did not wish to have a public funeral service. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make donations to https://ragom. org RAGOM Retrieve a Golden of the Midwest. Starbuck Funeral Home is in care of the arrangements for Bill. To send condolences to the family, please visit www. pedersenfh. com.Show more

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