OBITUARY

Kent Stephen Wickman

January 6, 1982April 13, 2021

Kent Stephen Wickman, age 39, passed away at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Colorado, on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. Kent was born January 6, 1982 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, to Robert and Clare (Cross) Wickman.

Kent grew up in Prairie Farm, Wisconsin, lived in Huron, South Dakota for two years, and has resided in Greeley for the last 21 years. He graduated from Greeley Central High School. Kent worked as a dishwasher in the restaurant industry. Despite his disability, he worked very hard and was proud of his job. He was passionate about his work and gave it his all.

Kent had a passion for powerlifting and competed many times in the Special Olympics. Early in his powerlifting career he qualified to compete at the World Special Olympics. He loved football and worked with football players at UNC. His favorite teams were the 49ers and the Broncos. He enjoyed going to Broncos training camp, where he could meet and associate with professional players. He liked playing softball, socializing, listening to music, hunting, and playing video games. Kent loved spending time with his family—they meant everything to him. He gave great bear hugs! His nicknames were Strongman and Big Dog.

Kent was a very active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He enjoyed providing service, especially in his calling as a greeter.

Kent was preceded in death by his father Robert Chester Wickman, and his brother Aaron Chester Wickman. He is survived by his mother Clare Wickman, brothers Bryan Wickman, Derrick Travis, Graydon Wickman, Patrick Wickman, and Logan Wickman, sisters Lorena Lyrek, Brenda Anderson, Nicole Aguilar, Janet Wickman, and Ellen Hubbard, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held at 9:00 AM on Friday, April 23, 2021, followed by services starting at 11:00 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 501 49th Avenue, Greeley, CO 80634. Committal service will be held at 12:30 PM at Linn Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Special Olympics in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, Macy Chapel, 6521 W 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80634.

To share memories and condolences please visit Allnuttgreeley.com.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 23, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 23, 2021

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David McCulloch

April 23, 2021

Sorry to hear about your Son My heart goes out to you Love David

Claire Riddle

April 22, 2021

I am so blessed to have known Kent. I met him as his job coach at Ihop. I looked forward to going to see Kent there. He made it not ever feel like work. Kent was a Beautiful, Happy and inspirational man. Everyone who worked with him had nothing but good things to say about him. Kent always had such a positive and upbeat attitude. Kent often talked about his family and how much he enjoyed all of them and spending time with them. I will miss him so much, and miss him giving me a hard time. Making sure I was keeping busy. Again, I am so blessed to have known him, and will miss him dearly. Thanks Clare, for giving all of us the gift of knowing him. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Sally Lane

April 21, 2021

Kent was a wonderful friend to our son, Gabe. They did many activities together and always enjoyed their time together... Gabe called him”Kent Woman” which always brought a laugh. We will miss him so much.

Jeff Steron

April 20, 2021

Kent, You will be missed very much by everyone at Special Olympics Colorado. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Kent's family.

Tom Miller

April 15, 2021

My name is Tom Miller and I'm the head coach of the Rude Dogs Powerlifting Team. I knew Kent from powerlifting meets. Kent was an inspiration to everyone who met him. At the meets, Kent greeted everyone with his bright smile and laugh...and often a crushing bear hug...and then proceeded to lift tremendous amounts of weight! On behalf of the Rude Dogs, we send our deepest condolences to Kent's family. We will miss you forever, good friend. Tom Miller on behalf of the Rude Dogs

Alyssa Donehoo

April 14, 2021

Rest in peace kent you are no longer on this earth suffering you are with god now all of your pain is gone.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY