Charles H. Wickman, 94, passed away August 21, 2022, at White Oaks Memory Care in McHenry, Ill.
Charles was born on November 9, 1927, in Chicago, to Harry G. and Rose (Spiegel) Wickman. He married the late Dawn (Goodspeed) Wickman in Chicago in 1951.
Charles was passionate about his love for the Northwoods in Minocqua. Harry bought the home on Country Club Road on the shores of Lake Minocqua in 1948, where Charles and Dawn shared countless happy moments. Charles grew up in the Beverly neighborhood of Chicago where he graduated from Morgan Park Military Academy in 1945. He proudly enlisted in the Army immediately after graduation. He served in the Army through 1946, and Air Force from 1951 until 1953, where he was stationed at Walker Air Force Base in Roswell, N.M. Charles obtained a bachelors degree from Northwestern University in 1957. Charles and Dawn moved to Western Springs, Ill, in 1956, where Charles served on the village board of trustees and West Suburban Mass Transit District in the 1970s. He managed and co-owned, with his father, Wickman Traffic Service, Inc, in Chicago for over fifty years. He and Dawn moved to their summer home in Minocqua, in 1995, where he became a Realtor® and was elected twice to the Oneida County Board representing the Minocqua area. Together, they enjoyed their membership playing golf at Minocqua Country Club, boating and birdwatching.
He is survived by his sons, Steven (Marianne) Wickman, Scott (Karen) Wickman and William Wickman; grandchildren, Sarah Wickman, Brian Wickman, Christopher Wickman, Andrew (Alyssa) Wickman, Katherine (Mike) Frumm, Madeline (Ryan) Hanley, Thomas (Jessica) Wickman and Jeffrey Wickman; and five great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Dawn and sister, Helen May (George).
A celebration of life service was held on Saturday, Aug. 27, at St John’s Lutheran Church in Woodstock, Ill., followed by interment with military honors at the First United Methodist Church in Western Springs, Ill. 
Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the First United Methodist Church of the Pines in Minocqua.