William "Bill" W. Wickiser, 92, of Ashland, Ohio passed away December 25,
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2019 following a brief illness.
He was the son of the late Wesley V. and Laura M.(Schanzenbach) Wickiser
and was born in Cleveland, Ohio.
Surviving are his wife of 63 years Dagmar (Dommie) A.(Laser) Wickiser of
Ashland, children Laurann K. Brown (Frank A. Shoemaker) of Okemos
Michigan, Andrew W. Wickiser of Bowling Green, Ohio, and Joni L. Rognon
of Lansing Michigan. Also surviving are grandchildren Ashley Brown of
Minneapolis, Minnesota, Rylan Rognon and Niles Rognon, both of Lansing
In addition to his parents, he was proceeded in death by sister Ella M.
Ridlon, and brother Robert W. Wickiser.
He grew up in the village of Savannah, Ohio, where his parents owned and
ran a general store. He maintained contact with many of those he grew up
with in Savannah though out his life.
He served in the U.S. Army during the immediate post-WWII time frame.
Bill attended Ashland College and earned a degree in History.
Bill was a career employee of the Ohio Department of Transportation,
District 3, Ashland, Ohio and was proud of the many roadbuilding and
bridge decking projects he was involved with over the years.
He was an avid reader of the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times,
with a keen interest in current affairs. His hobbies included
photography, fishing, hunting, and competitive shooting. Bill loved a
good story and enjoyed talking to folks, almost as much as he loved a
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Contributions in
remembrance of Bill may be made to a charity of choice.