Karen Wickersham, 66, died at the Bookings Hospital on Nov. 6, 2020. A private graveside service was held at Greenwood Cemetery on Nov. 13 with a larger celebration of life to be held in the spring.
Karen was born to Gene and Angie (Tobin) Wickersham on Oct. 30, 1954 in Gettysburg, SD. She spent her early life at home, and was admitted to the Redfield State Hospital in 1964. In 1989 she moved to ADVANCE in Brookings, SD where she lived until the time of her death.
She is survived by her Wickersham siblings Tim and Jamie of Rapid City, Sandy Dempsey of Rapid City, Todd of Gales Ferry, CT, Michael of Sioux Falls, Scott of Brandon, James of Healdsburg, CA, Ted of Ft. Collins, CO, Ann LaBeau of Black Hawk, SD, stepmother Joyce Wickersham, aunt Nadine Sievers and uncle Gene Tobin, all of Gettysburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents Roy and Vesta Wickersham, Neva Tobin Quiett and Jack Tobin.
Rude’s Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.