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John Clarence Wicks


John Clarence Wicks

Devoted Father, Grandfather, Brother, and Friend.


John Clarence Wicks, 81, passed away on August 21st, 2022 peacefully at Edencrest in Tuscany in Altoona, IA.


John was born on March 16, 1941 to Dale and Ruth Wicks in Adel Iowa. John was an avid lover of motorcycles whether it be on the road or on the dirt. He shared this hobby with his brothers, friends, and grandson throughout his life. He also loved to read, do puzzles, watch non fiction, and tap his feet to bluegrass music.


John spent his early years as a carpenter building many houses in the Adel area. From there he worked various trades in Illinois and Wisconsin area before moving to Des Moines, Iowa where he worked as a maintenance man for Adventureland Inn until his retirement.


John married the love of his life Maureen Barton Wicks on 7-7-78 holding ceremony in their new home in which John built in Adel.


John is survived by a Son, Mike Wicks; stepdaughter Julie (Art) Jeffries; 4 grandchildren, Loren Harrelson, Carlie Jeffries, John Jeffries, and Marti Herro; Great Grandchild Harper Harrelson; Brothers Roy (Marlene) Wicks, Peter (Brenda) Wicks, Alan (Roxanne) Wicks, and sister Janet Russell, and many friends.


John is preceded in death by his wife Maureen Barton Wicks; his son Marty Wicks; stepdaughter Jolene Watson; brother Paul Wicks; and his parents Dale and Ruth Wicks.


John will be remembered as a hardworking, kind man, who always enjoyed the company of his family and friends as well as a good meal and conversation.


Services will be held at Brooks Funeral Care (7975 University Blvd) in Clive on Thursday, September 1st. Gathering from 1:00-2:00pm and a memorial service 2:00-3:00pm.