In Memory

Mike Ficker

Mike Ficker

Michael Paul Ficker, 48

Dec. 18, 2010


Michael Paul Ficker, age 48, of Hastings, died Dec. 18, 2010.

Michael was born May 21, 1962, in Hastings, to Paul and Vivian (Lipp) Ficker. He was a 1980 graduate of Hastings High School, and was employed by Cannon Equipment. He married Stacy Steinhibel on April 20, 2002, in Vermillion.

He loved kids, especially his own, was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed snowmobiling, gardening, farming, and telling stories.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Michael is survived by his wife, Stacy; children, Sara, Madison, and Paul Michael; mother, Vivian Ficker of Hastings; siblings, Mark Ficker of Prescott, Maureen (Chris) Schulz of Inver Grove Heights, Nancy (Tim) Stokke of Brainerd, Tamara (Adam) Fleming of Lakewood, Ill.; also many nieces and nephews; and one great-nephew.

The funeral Mass, officiated by Rev. Scott Carl, will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Vermillion. The visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, at St. John’s School in Vermillion, and also 1 hour prior to the service at church. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, New Trier. The pallbearers are David Madland, Mark Ficker, Peter Becker, Jason Steinhibel, Travis Stokke, and Joe Ficker.

Arrangements were handled by Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings, 651-437-9419,