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Howard L. Hicks, 89

Howard L. Hicks, 89, of Lakeland, died Tuesday, Nov. 18.

Born April 17, 1919, Howard was a retired employee of the Minnesota state prison. He was also a lifetime member of the 34th Infantry Division Association, VFW Post 323 and Bayport American Legion Post 0491.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen (Zabel); and son, James.

Surviving are his children, Margaret "Peg" Wiggins and husband Stephen, Michael Hicks and his wife Arvilla; granddaughter, Stacey Wiggins; grandson, Corey, and wife Stephanie; and many cousins.

A memorial service was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25, at Simonet Funeral Home in Stillwater, Minn.

Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Interment was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Simonet Funeral Home handled the arrangements.