Fifty-two-year-old Lowell G. Sickman, a resident of Plymouth since 1970, coming from Hamlet, died at his home, 1019 W. Jackson St., Plymouth at 7:50 a.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2000. Lowell had been undergoing cancer treatments since August but died unexpectedly.
Born the son of Max G. and Mary Jane Hammond Sickman, he was born in LaPorte, Ind. On Dec. 26, 1947. He had attended Hamlet High School.
On May 2, 1980, Lowell and Norma L. Heminger were married in Plymouth.
Lowell had been trimming trees for nearly 40 years, starting as a second job. In 1988, following the closing of the Plymouth McCord’s Corp., Lowell, with his wife at his side, took up the profession full time. The two of them owned and operated L & S Tree Service, a popular business in the area. Lowell had said that the L & S “ stands for Lowell and Spouse.” His expertise was so good at felling timber that he could drop a tree squarely on a hat laid on the ground.
He enjoyed fishing and the hobby of remote control model airplanes. He loved to kid around with family and friends.
Lowell is survived by his wife, Norma and his son and daughter: Gerald Allen and Phyllis Sickman, Winamac, and Rhonda Lynn Robison, Plymouth.
Six grandchildren also survive. They are: Courtney Sickman and Tony Sickman, Winamac: Falesha Martin, Winamac, Hollie Martin, LaPorte, Paig Sickman and Carmen Figueroa, both of Plymouth.
Six brothers and a sister survive as well: Roy C. and Sandy Sickman, Plymouth, Jackie “Red” and Charlotte Sickman, Fla., James “Duke” and Joan Sickman, Ft. Myers, Fla., Frank and Imogene Sickman, Ky., and David Sickman and Robert Sickman, Las Vegas, Nev. His sister is Nancy Kinder, Fla.
Numerous nieces and nephews also survive together with his mother-in-law, Flossie Tyson of North Judson, Ind.
Lowell was preceded in death by his parents and, David Sickman, a nephew.
Visitation will be on Monday, Oct. 30, 2000, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth.
The Rev. Clifford Coonfare, pastor of the Knox will officiate at the graveside services in Oakhill Cemetery on Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2000, at 10 a.m.