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WADE ELLIOTT WIKSTROM
January 20, 1952 ~ March 13, 2013
Wade Elliott Wikstrom, 61, of Ridgefield, WA, passed away March 13, 2013 surrounded by family and friends at the Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver, WA from complications of his 10-year battle with Alzheimer's.
Wade was born January 20, 1952 in Seattle, WA, raised in the Church of God and graduated from Ridgefield High School in 1970. He retired from BNSF Railroad in 2007 after 30 year of dedicated service and ran an accomplished remodel business with his father. Wade loved to travel, work with wood, hunt, fish, ride horses and support his children and grandchildren in all their sporting endeavors. He is world renowned for his sense of humor and love for his friends and family here and in Georgia.
Wade is survived by his loving wife of 40 years Elayna Kytle Wikstrom; his children Chelsea Harris (Trevor), Shelbe Jenkins (Randall), Eric Wikstrom (Cristi) and Lindsay Bradby (Aaron) and his seven grandchildren. He is also survived by his parents John and Elaine Wikstrom and sisters Carolyn Hendrie, Jennifer Cultice and Rebecca Pfiefer.
His memorial will be held March 23, 2013, 12:00 p.m. at First Church of God in Vancouver, WA. Pastor Mark Kelley will preside over the proceedings and there will be a reception following the service. In lieu of gifts and flowers please donate to the Ray Hickey Hospice House in Vancouver, WA. They gave us the most beautiful experience and treated Wade with the honor and respect he deserved.
Please sign his guestbook at: www.columbian.com/obits
Published in The Columbian on Mar. 18, 2013