Cecily C. Hickethier

WYOCENA – Cecily C. Hickethier, 85, formerly of Portage, passed away peacefully at Columbia County Health Care Center on Friday, June 15, 2018.

Cecily was born on September 3, 1932, in Unity, Wisconsin, the daughter of Fred and Lillian (Fuller) Copet. She graduated from Portage High School. Cecily married Elmer Hickethier in Portage on January 5, 1952. She was a devoted mother who loved gardening, cooking and sewing. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy.

She is survived by her daughters, Joyce (Rick) Maass, Donna (Lenard) Purves, Jean (Randall) Hinze, Rita (Scott) Maass, June (Allen) Fredrick, Lori (John Jr.) Myhre, all of Portage; nine grandchildren, Scott (Erin) Purves, Ashley Hinze (Austin Hillebrandt), Hannah (Dr. Mitchell) Seubert, Russell (Kristin) Maass, Rikki (Jason) Simonson, Michael (AnnE) Fredrick, Daniel (Megan) Fredrick, Eric (Gabe) Pollitt, Elizabeth (Will) Kutina; 16 great-grandchildren and 1 expected great-grandchild; sister-in-law, Mildred “Mickey” Copet. She is further survived by other relatives and many close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elmer; sisters, Lila, Agnes, Dolly; brothers, John and Bud.  

Funeral services will be held at Portage United Methodist Church on Friday, June 22, 2018, at 4:00 p.m., with Rev. Tom Countryman officiating. Private inurnment will be at Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church from 2:00 p.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Portage United Methodist Church.

The family would like to thank the staff at Columbia Health Care Center and Agrace Hospice Care for their care and support.

Pflanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Portage is assisting the family.  



For information please call 608 742-2126 (Portage, WI) or 608 635-2763 (Poynette, WI)