Lou Ann Wicklund

Lou Ann Wicklund

Lou Ann E. Wicklund, 85, of North Branch, died Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Ecumen North Branch.
Lou Ann was born July 11, 1928, in Cambridge to parents William and Ellen (Stark) Smith. She attended school in a one-room schoolhouse near Cambridge. She married Jack Washburn in 1946, and they would later divorce. Lou Ann married Duane Wicklund in 1956. She was a homemaker most of her life but also worked as a home health aide and tutored grade school children in her later years. She loved NASCAR, especially Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart. She was fond of picnics, fishing, camping, going to garage sales and her Bible studies.
Lou Ann is survived by her children, Mike (Jill) Washburn, of Mora; Pat Washburn, of Braham; Dave (Holly) Wicklund, of Stacy; Cheryl Larson, of Finlayson; and Dori (Wayne Noris) Wicklund, of Rush City; her 12 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, Cortney; sister, Thelma Thul; first husband, Jack Washburn and second husband Duane.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2013, at Grandstrand Funeral Home with the Rev. Neil Bonkowski officiating. Brian Malley provided music. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home on Tuesday. Interment followed the service at Harris Covenant Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers were Kevin Larson, Dan Washburn, Jerry White, Chris Carlson, Sterling Larson and Joey.
Arrangements were under the direction of Grandstrand Funeral Home in North Branch. Condolences maybe left at www.grandstrandfh.com

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