SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — James Richard “Jim” Wickman, 84, peacefully passed away at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020.
He was born April 6, 1936, in Stambaugh. As a graduate of Stambaugh High School with the class of 1954, he was an outstanding athlete for the “Hilltoppers” football and basketball teams.
Jim attended Northern Michigan University, where he received his B.S. in education in 1958 and master’s degree in 1962. He also earned his Ed.S in 1982 from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He was a starter on the first undefeated football team at NMU and was named a Michigan small college All-Star.
Jim was employed in public education for 16 years, where he was a teacher, coach, and counselor. He was employed by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for 25 years, where he worked with both juveniles and adults in a variety of administrative positions. He also worked as a private part-time consultant for the U.S. Office of Education and…