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“Gail and family.So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. I just got home, from vacation, checking my email, and saw that Bill pass. The class of 72...Read More »
1 of 16 | Posted by: Byron Hartwig - Battle Creek, IA

“Very sorry to hear of Bill's passing.....Our deepest sympathy goes out to Gail and Bill's entire family.The Lord must have needed another hot rod...Read More »
2 of 16 | Posted by: Daryle & Denise Saltzgiver - NE

“Gail, Anita and I are sadden to hear about your loss, of Bill. We will be thinking of you. ”
3 of 16 | Posted by: Mike Johnson - Portsmouth, IA

“So sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was one of the first and always big smiles that met us when we moved to Dunlap. He was a good friend to Andy...Read More »
4 of 16 | Posted by: Andy & Carol Gall - Omaha, NE

“My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Kristin Gorham Faier - Omaha, NE

“Our condolences to the family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. ”
6 of 16 | Posted by: Sheldon Gorham - Greeley, CO

“Gail & Family,Please know that God's love surrounds you at your time of pain, as does mine. My thoughts are prayers are with you during this...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Tammy McKeever - Spencer, IA

“To the Hicks family I am so sorry for your loss. I remember as a kid going to town and back home pass there house. Many years of memories. ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Jackie Jenkins-Beam - Fremont, NE

“So sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers goes out to all of you. ”
9 of 16 | Posted by: Virgil & Susan Lary - Dunlap, IA

“Gail and family...my condolences to you all ”
10 of 16 | Posted by: lanette malone - Dunlap, IA

“So Very Very Sorry ”
11 of 16 | Posted by: Patty And Tom Niedermyer - IA

“My sincerest condolences go out to all of Bill's family! It is sad to lose a friend of so many years who is younger than myself. He will be missed...Read More »
12 of 16 | Posted by: Micheal Bonsall - Dunlap, IA

“Gail, Will, Chad & Cassie. So sorry for your loss. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow. ”
13 of 16 | Posted by: Mary Ann Neppl - Charter Oak, IA

“I'm so sorry to hear of your loss Bill was an awesome man and friend ”
14 of 16 | Posted by: Donna Koch - Greenville, IA

“Gail, and family. So sorry to hear of Bills passing. I will treasure him forever in my heart. I loved all the years we spent at the Clay County...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Colleen Lundquist - Rossie, IA

“Chad:Sorry to hear of your father's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.God's Blessings. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Jerry Boger - Denison, IA


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William Leslie Hicks was born on July 24, 1954, to Orville and Ila (Rief) Hicks in Denison, Iowa. Bill was raised in the Dunlap area and graduated from Dunlap High School in 1972. On April 20, 1974, Bill married the love of his life, Gail Schwarz, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Schleswig, Iowa. Bill drove truck until 1983. He then went to work for Cogdill's in Dow City and later in Dunlap for a total of 33 years.

Bill was a long time member of St. John Lutheran Church. He loved his collectables which included: toy tractors, hot wheels, barbed wire, hats, belt buckles, hat pins, and HO trains. He also enjoyed restoring toy and peddle tractors. Bill enjoyed the sport of Stock Car Racing. Bill loved going to car shows, was involved with the Screwdriver Care Club in Dunlap, and he announced at tractor pulls at the 4-County Fair for a number of years. Bill and Gail were both very active with the Dunlap Fire and Rescue Unit. They worked as medics at the Clay County Fair for over 20 years.

Bill died on Friday, February 2, 2018, at Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, Iowa at the age of 63 years, six months, and nine days.

In addition to his parents Bill was preceded in death by his son, Andrew Hicks. Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Gail Hicks of Dunlap, Iowa; sons, Will (Stephanie) Hicks of Waukee, Iowa, Chad (Tina Rudd) Hicks of Dunlap; daughter-in-law, Cassie and her husband Tony Frerk of Hartley, Iowa; eight grandchildren; sister, Rita Stolz of Dunlap, Iowa; and many other relatives and friends.