Stuart "Newt" Allen Hickerson

October 11, 1931March 21, 2021

Stuart "Newt" Allen Hickerson, age 89, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2021. Stuart "Newt" was born October 11, 1931 in Normal, Illinois to Elmer Stuart and Bertha Linea Cratz Hickerson. Newt served in the U.S. Navy. He was a union carpenter and a member of Ducks Unlimited. Newt is survived by his beloved wife Doris Butler Hickerson, son Scott (Elizabeth) Hickerson, daughter Lori (Thomas Nustad) Carrell, stepdaughter Joy (Stephen) Koors, stepson Wayne (Tania Gnazzo) Pullam, grandchildren Cody Carrell, Cheyenne Carrell, Joey Hickerson, Johnny Hickerson, Julie Koors Miller, Tristan Koors, Oscar Pullam, Xaviar Pullam and great granddaughter Charlotte Joy Carrell. A Celebration of Life for Newt will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Newt's name may be made to Ducks Unlimited, One Waterfowl Way, Memphis, TN or Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Hickerson family.


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Stuart "Newt" Allen Hickerson

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Marvin Saldeen

April 7, 2021

Was really great seeing both you guys at reunion. Always had great conversations with Newt. Doris if we have reunion ever again hopefully we will see you there.

Love to you
Marv and Linda

Linda Weburg

April 6, 2021

Thoughts and prayers to the family. We remember meeting Stuart at the Saldeen reunion in Paxton, Illinois.
Sending our love,
George and Linda Weburg

Anita Reed

April 1, 2021

I always enjoyed spending time with Stu (and Doris.) I'll always remember the first time we met and spending a couple hours at their Scipio home, only to discover several inches of snow had fallen while I was there. Roasting hotdogs and marshmallows...DU banquets and get togethers...A great guy!!!

Edward Guljas

March 28, 2021

Those of us who were friends of Stu's will always have fond memories of the times spent with him. In my case we were hunting buddies and shared many hours hunting ducks and geese both here in Indiana and in Minnesota, Canada, North Dakota and Texas. We also worked together promoting and raising funds for our favorite organization, Ducks Unlimited. He was a good and generous man. I will remember him always.

Rest in peace my friend.

Lora Ayers

March 24, 2021

Newt was a good friend to many and we were lucky enough to be one of them! We loved his sense of humor and admired his many talents. He loved Doris and his family most of all and lived a full life....we will miss our friend. Love and comfort to Doris and all the family. Sincerely, Steve and Lora Ayers

Marlene McQueen

March 23, 2021

Newt was a friend of my husband Bill McQueen
Always referred to as Uncle Bill. This is how I meet Newt..
Always received a Christmas card from him and Doris, even after Bill passed away 22 yrs ago..

He was also a great friend to Sonny Perry,.
I remember the time Newt, Bill and Sonny went up to Canada duck hunting..
RIP Newt..
I will definitely keep your last years Christmas card.
You were a very nice person.. you have joined Bill in a better place now ..

Annette Olson

March 23, 2021

Stu was my second cousin and I loved him very much. We didn't meet until 2000, and then it was at a family reunion, but we connected immediately and deeply. We got together with him and Doris a number of times since then and used to spend hours on the phone. His memories of Paxton, IL, where he and my mother both grew up, fed my imagination. I will miss him sadly.