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Elmo Wick Aug. 27, 1924 - Feb. 1, 2009

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WILLMAR -- Elmo Harlan Wick, 84 of Brooten, formerly of Willmar, died Sunday at Minneapolis University Good Samaritan Home in Minneapolis.

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The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar.

He was born Aug. 27, 1924, in Sunburg to Andrew and Esther (Erickson) Wick. He grew up in Sunburg where he attended school.

He married Melba Gunderson on Sept. 12, 1945, in Sunburg. They moved to Willmar in 1947 where he worked for the Kandiyohi County Highway Department as a heavy equipment operator for 37 years. He retired in 1983 and moved to Brooten in 1985. He was a member of Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar and Trinity Lutheran Church in Brooten. He played the violin with Morris Chargo on a weekly show on KWLM Radio. He later played with the Harry Forsman Band and the Norskies Band and entertained in later years at various senior citizens clubs and numerous functions. He taught violin and played in fiddlers contests throughout the state. He belonged to the Hardanger Fiddle Association of America and the Minnesota State Fiddlers Association.

He is survived by his children: Maggie (and Mel) Bonnema of New London, Ellery (and Jenny) Wick of Red Wing, Douglas Wick of St. Cloud, Rosanne (and Steve) Shinnick of Murdock, Bruce Wick of Hutchinson, Karen (and Ron) Johnson of St. Cloud, Julie Wick of Brooten, Steve Wick of Willmar; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and a sister: Corinne Baur of Minneapolis.

He was preceded in death by his wife in 2002; and a son: Paul in 1997.

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