Agnes Hickman, 68Agnes “Aggie” Mary Hickman, 68, Osakis, passed away on Monday, August 8, 2011 at Bethany Home in Alexandria.
Agnes “Aggie” Mary Hickman, 68, Osakis, passed away on Monday, August 8, 2011 at Bethany Home in Alexandria.
Agnes was born July 15, 1943 in Wilmont to Edward and Lucille (Schettler) Winter. She grew up in Wilmont, but moved with her family in 1957 to the Nelson/Osakis area and was a graduate in 1961 from Osakis High School.
After high school, she worked and lived at home until her marriage on September 4, 1965 to Duwayne Averill in Osakis. She raised her family in St. Paul and then returned in 1984 to live in Nelson and soon was hired by the 3M Company in Alexandria. She worked for 3M for almost 20 years. On September 16, 2000 she married Franklin Hickman and lived on a hobby farm northeast of Osakis.
Aggie was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria and later the Immaculate Conception parish in Osakis. She also belonged to several clubs while an employee at 3M.
Besides being known for her keen sense of humor, Aggie was always counted on to organize the activities at any of the family get-togethers, such as the annual Easter Egg hunt and the pickle-boat races. She was also counted on to be the camp cook each deer hunting season. In addition to her cooking talents, Aggie was also a great baker and was often asked to make wedding cakes. She liked to go on outings to the casinos with her sisters and also enjoyed just being outdoors, either tending her flowers or feeding the birds. Aggie loved being a mother and grandma and was happiest of all when surrounded by family and friends. Blessed be her memory.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother-in-law, Ron Bettin; stepchildren, Clem Hickman and Tammy Fiering; and stepgrandson, Jake Bergman.
Survivors include her husband, Franklin Hickman of Osakis; sons, Allen Averrill of Pine City and Bradley Averill of Elk River; daughter, Charleen (Todd) Pietrowski of Alexandria; three stepchildren, Kim Marks, Punky Bergman and Angie Will, all of St. Paul; seven grandchildren; 12 stepgrandchildren and 17 step-great-grandchildren; one great-great-stepgrandchild; her siblings, Bernice (Rollie) Revering of Austin, TX, Joe (Debbie) Winter of Stillwater, Betty (Adam) Bock of Osakis, Terry (Rick) Castro of Alexandria, Marge Bettin of Millerville, Paulette (Dale) Venzke of Almora, Doug (Kim) Winter of Austin, TX, Rod (Barb) Winter of Leander, TX, Mark (Verna) Winter, Lynn Mensen, Steve (Dawn) Winter, all of Alexandria, Mike (Cindy) Winter of Bernet, TX; many nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Resurrection was held for Aggie on Friday, August 12 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Osakis with Fr. David Petron officiating. Pallbearers were her six brothers. Interment was at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Alexandria.
Arrangements are with Roy-Hetland Funeral Home in Osakis; www.royhetland.com.
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