Jane Wickham

Jane Wickham passed away on February 2, 2024 at Park Place Nursing Facility in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.

Jane Anne Lindeen was born on November 13, 1939 to Arnold and Marjorie (Olson) Lindeen. She was raised on a farm east of Swedesburg and graduated from Olds High School in 1957. Jane furthered her education at Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls where she earned a two-year teaching certificate. She then taught third grade in Crawfordsville for three years.

Jane married John Wickham on June 19, 1960 at Swedesburg Evangelical Lutheran Church; they have farmed north of Mt. Pleasant ever since. Jane was very active in her church and community, serving on many committees and teaching Sunday School at SELC, volunteering for the Swedish Heritage Society Museum, and serving on the Waco School Board, where she was the first woman elected to the school board. Jane and John also attended and enjoyed countless musical performances and sporting events of their children and grandchildren over the years.

Jane is survived by her husband of 63 years, John Wickham of rural Mt. Pleasant; Dr. Steven (Dr. Shelly) Wickham of rural Mt. Pleasant and children Blake (Kacie Nelson), Sterling, and Hannah (Matt); Lyn (Craig) Alberty of Rapid City, South Dakota and their children Thad, Grant, Erin (Craig) and Seth (Susan); Mark (Sara) Wickham of Indianola and their children Abram, Davis, Marie, and Thomas; twin brother Jerry (Norma) of Mt. Pleasant; sisters-in-law Jane (Russ) Barlow of Ankeny and Sue (Stan) Skopit of North Miami Beach, Florida; and eight nieces and nephews.

The funeral service for Jane will be 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 8, at Swedesburg Evangelical Lutheran Church in Swedesburg, IA. The Reverend Mark Youngquist, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Swedesburg Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call from 12 Noon to 9 PM on Wednesday, February 8 at the Kimzey Funeral Home, 213 N. Main St., Mt. Pleasant. The family will be present to receive friends from 5-7 PM Wednesday evening.

Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the Swedish Heritage Society or Swedesburg Evangelical Lutheran Church. On-line condolences may be directed to www.kimzeyfh.com