Norman W. "Norm" Gullickson

Born: Tue., Apr. 22, 1924
Died: Tue., Mar. 10, 2020


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Mon., Mar. 16, 2020
Location: Hilltop United Methodist

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Mon., Mar. 16, 2020
Location: Hilltop United Methodist

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   Norman W. “Norm” Gullickson, age 95 of Mankato, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems-Mankato surrounded by his family.
   Funeral services will be Monday, March 16, 2020 at 1 P.M. at Hilltop United Methodist Church in Mankato, with Pastor Matt Sipe officiating. Military honors will be held immediately after services at the church, with a time of fellowship and refreshments to follow. Interment will be in Woodland Hills Memorial Park in Mankato.            
   Visitation will be held on Monday morning from 11 A.M. until the hour of services at the church. Woodland Hills Funeral Home of Mankato is handling arrangements.
   Norman Gullickson was born on April 22, 1924 in Hettinger, ND to Carl Clifford Gullickson and Ester Evelyn Larson.  He married Dorothy Darlene Hill in 1954 in Cresbard, SD. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State University Brookings and a Master’s Degree from Mankato State College.  Norm was an Industrial Chemist in California and later a high school teacher at Standing Rock Reservation in South Dakota.  He taught in Sitka, AK, Waseca, MN, at Mankato High School and Mankato West High School.  Norm taught Chemistry, Science and Photography.  He was head of the Audio Visual Department at West High School and past President of Southern MN Science Teacher’s Association.
   He was a veteran of WWII U.S. Army Air Force Engineers serving in the South Pacific.  Norm received the Purple Heart during his tour of duty. He belonged to the VFW Color Guard, American Legion, VFW, Disabled American Veterans, South Dakota National Guard, Masonic Lodge and Hilltop United Methodist Church in Mankato.
   Norm enjoyed fishing and hunting, writing articles for the South Dakota Magazine, playing cribbage, going on hot air balloon rides on his 70th and 80th birthdays and dancing the jitter bug.  Norm loved spending time at his cabins in the Black Hills of South Dakota and teaching his children and grandchildren how to fish for trout in the lakes and streams.
   Norm is survived by his wife Darlene of Mankato; children, Deborah Findley, Barbara (James) Reed both of Mankato, Nancy (Thomas) Lynch of Novato, CA,  Michael Gullickson of Mankato, and Gary Gullickson of Anoka, MN;  his six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and step-brother Donald Gullickson of Spearfish, SD.
   Norm was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Ester Gullickson and sisters, Evelyn and Ramona Fay Gullickson.

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   Posted Fri March 13, 2020
Norm is a cherished collogue. He was always a perfect gentleman, very knowledgeable, compassionate and fun. He lead a wonderful productive life and now awaits loved ones from his home in Paradise. Lifting you up in love and prayer as you prepare to celebrate your loved one. Condolences and peace.

Joan Jans Strayer
   Posted Sat March 14, 2020
Deb, I was so sorry to hear of your Dads passing. My condolences to you and your family. I have nothing but good memories of your Dad. Always a friendly and kind man.

   Posted Sun March 15, 2020
I have many great summer memories on Strawberry Hill when I was growing up. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this difficult time. God bless

Scott Armstrong
   Posted Mon March 16, 2020
Dear Darlene & famlies:

Words can't express how sorry I feel for Uncle Norms passing. I wish we could be there.I will always hold a very special place in my heart with special memories of Uncle Norm
God's Blessings to you all

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