OREGON - John C. "Jack" Hickman Jr., age 73, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, shortly after arriving at the University of Wisconsin Women's Hockey game. Jack was born May 9, 1943, in New Orleans, La., the son of the late John and Lorraine (Block) Hickman Sr. and grew up in Madison. He is a 1961 graduate of West High School and earned a Political Science degree from UW-Madison. Jack married Margaretha Schuyten on Aug. 28, 1976, in Minneapolis, Minn., and also lived in Atlanta, Ga., and the Washington, D.C., areas.
Jack was an avid Badgers fan, especially football and hockey. A football season ticket holder for decades, even while "living in exile" and unable to make every game, he made up for it when he moved back to the Madison area in retirement. He was also regular at UW Women's Hockey home games as well as following their every move on the road.
Jack served his country both as a member of the Wisconsin Air National Guard and on the staff of the Executive Clerk of the United States Senate where he was the Morning Business Editor of the Congressional Record.
Jack is survived by his wife of 40 years, Margaretha; two sons, Paul (Carrie) Hickman and Brian Hickman; two grandchildren, Forge Robert Hickman and Reagan John Hickman; sister, Mary (Jim) Feeney; and he is further survived by nieces, nephews, and other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, Robert Hickman.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016, at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 3610 Speedway Road, Madison. A visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home on Monday.
Please share your memories at www.CressFuneralService.com.