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Dana Ray Wickersham, Sr.

Jan 24, 1955 - Aug 10, 2012

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Racine- Dana Ray Wickersham Sr., 57, after a sudden heart attack….went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on August 10, 2012. 

Dana was born January 24, 1955 in Milwaukee, WI to James and Brigitte (nee: Hoene) Wickersham.  He was married to Debbie (nee: Bretzel) for 18 years and maintained lifelong friendship with her.  Dana attended school in Franklin, WI and was an accomplished baker working at many bakeries in Milwaukee, Racine, and Kenosha counties in his 40 year career (currently at Larsen’s Bakery in Racine).  Dana was a man with a playful sense of humor and a gentle spirit who loved his family dearly.  He was an avid Brewers fan, board game enthusiast, and music lover, spending many hours enjoying these with family and friends.

Dana was preceded in death by his father James Wickersham; sisters, Dorreen Wickersham and Karen Feldman; premature son, Jonathan; brother-in-law, Tom Feldman; and brother-in-law, Bill Leer.  He is survived by three sons, Dana Jr., Matthew, and Kyle (Nicole) Wickersham; 4 grandchildren, Aaron Kuruc, Alexes Wickersham, Rebecaa Lundin, and a baby soon to arrive; and great-grandson, Jordan Dorsey. Dana is also survived by his mother, Brigitte Wickersham of Medford, WI; sister, Regina Leer of Edgar, WI; brothers, Martin (Jenamie) Wickersham of Manitowoc, Regan (Mary Anne) Wickersham of Milwaukee, Brian Wickersham of Milwaukee, and Kerry (Mary Jo) Wickersham of Exeland, WI; and by his loving step family: sister, Kathy (Dave) Mattson; sister, Terry Brahm; brother, Mike Lennie; and brother, Bob (Josefa) Lennie, all of Milwaukee.  Dana has many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services celebrating Dana’s life will be held in the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home on Saturday, AUGUST 18, 2012 at 4:00 pm. Visitation will be held in the funeral home on Saturday from 2-4 pm. Private interment will take place. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Dana’s family has been suggested.


Collette Reiherzer

Dear Wickersham family, Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this very difficult time. We are so sorry for this heartbreaking loss. With Love~ Steve, Collette, Seth and Kristi Reiherzer

Dear Wickersham family, We are so sorry for your heartbreaking loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. With Love~ Steve, Collette, Seth and Kristi Reiherzer
Samantha Wickersham (Bignell)
Menomonee alls

Samantha Wickersham (Bignell)
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Love you uncle Dana! You will be missed! :(
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