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In Loving Memory

Hickman, Russell D.

Russell D. Hickman born June 6, 1948 in Danville, IL passed Friday, May 5, 2023 in St. Louis, MO.  Dear husband and best friend of Judy Hickman (nee: Vemmer) for 38 years; dear father of Bryan (Jeanne), Stephanie (Brian Malin), Rachel (Brian Kelly), Erin (Brian Radin) and Bethany (Dan Vonder Haar); beloved PaPa of Josh (Chelsea), Connor, Hannah, James, Rylee, Caleb, Joseph, Jonathan and Gabriel.  They will forever remember their PaPa for his love of the St. Louis Cardinals, orange slices and dillybars.  Dear son of the late Emil Russell Hickman and Mae Louise (nee:Downey) Hickman and brother of the late Richard “Rick” and Russ’ first wife the late Grace Marie Hickman.

Russ served his country in Vietnam after being drafted in the U.S. Army, he was an expert marksman.  Russ’ last gift was a donation to  Mid-America Transplant which benefitted many people.  Memorial contributions to American Heart Association, appreciated.

A memorial service will be held at St. Philips United Church of Christ 10708 Lavinia Drive St. Louis, MO 63123, Saturday, May 20, 2023, 10am with a reception following until 12pm.  Arrangements by Kutis South County Chapel.


5 thoughts on “Hickman, Russell D.”

  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Showering you with love.

    I have memories of a gruff Mr. Hickman who intimidated my-shy-tender-heart-adolescent-self, only later to discovered a gentle giant heart who helped me maintain connection with his daughter and my dearest friend.

    May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face shine upon you. May the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.

  2. Hickman Family, you all are in my thoughts and prayers. That is a beautiful picture of Russell. Though he will sadly be missed, he is in a better place. Hugs……

  3. Judy, we are so saddened by your sudden loss. Many of your classmates are keeping you and your family in our prayers. The Lord is your refuge and strength.

  4. My dear friend I did not know your husband but my heart goes out for your loss. Many memories over the years having 5 children together. I am sure your children will look out for their wonderful mom.
    Diane Copeland

  5. May God comfort your sorrow.
    This picture of Russ shines with his kindness, wit, and gentle demeanor.
    His presence on this earth will be sadly missed.


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