With deep sympathy I send my condolences. May you find comfort in the God of All Comfort who provides us with a hope. Michael is in God's memory and as promised in his Holy Word he is good and ready to fulfill them.(Isaiah 33:24; Revelation 21:3,4) There is much encouragement that you can gain at jw.org during this very difficult time.
To the family of Michael Hickinbotham,
With deep sympathy I send my condolences. May you find comfort in the God of All Comfort who provides us with a hope. Nolan is in God's memory and as promised in his Holy Word he is good and ready to fulfill them. (Isaiah 33:24; Revelation 21:3,4) There is much encouragement that you can gain at jw.org during this very difficult time.
Dear Bob,Betty and family,
I can't imagine the terrible loss you must feel at the death of your young son. I hope you will feel somewhat comforted in knowing that you couldn't have been more caring and supporting parents. His life was a blessing to all who had the privilege to know him.
We offer our deepest sympathy and open arms during this painful period.
Always, John.Hickinbotham and Mary Morrow
Dearest Wendy, Uncle Bob, Aunt Betty, My dear Cousins,
This is Vickey (Kamps) sending heartfelt condolences. I am deeply saddened to have heard this devastating news, and can't begin to comprehend the degree of loss each of you are experiencing with Michael's passing. I pray that God's grace wraps you in his eternal love, and miracles arise to lessen your grief. I always saw Michael as being so special. I witnessed his compassionate heart, love for family, enthusiastic nature, and down to earth / honest spirit..He spoke his truth. He called it the way he saw it. I am so lucky to have known Michael and been touched by him. All of you will be in my prayers, and know there is a place in my heart for each and everyone of you, and a bed in my house, as well as, an open invitation to visit at a drop of a hat.
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I love each of you.
From the bottom of my heart, Love Always, Victoria Hankwitz, Tacoma Wa
Wendy, I am so sorry to hear of your husband's passing. I will keep you in my prayers. The good memories will help you get through this most difficult time. Betty Watkins
Having heard the news from afar, I am genuinely saddened by Michael's passing. I reflect on the good ol' days of the late 60's and early 70's at the corner of Union and Greenfield, listening with him to Scott's and Barb's albums (Don McClean-American Pie, Royal Guardsmen-Snoopy and the Red Baron, etc.) in the living room, going to the basement learning to play pool, riding 'round the neighborhood on bicycles or playing seven steps around the house (along with kick-the-can), including Toni and the whole neighborhood in our games and playful activities. Michael was always delighted to share and have others join in some exploring, tree climbing, going downtown in the back of the Country Squire Wagon or the Maverick, using the Zenith store as a kind of home base, as we shopped on the Ave. I will continue to remember him and our escapades together fondly, sending warmth of good memories and deepest sympathies to help with grieving for the whole family.
Dear Wendy, Uncle Bob and Aunt Betty and family, We were so saddened by Michaels short illness and passing. Although I did not know my cousin well he and you Wendy were so kind in welcoming his Aunt Jean and I into your home filled with so much joy and memories of how you have lived your life together. Bless you Wendy as you move forward. You are in our prayers and thoughts. Love, Bonnie & Dave
We are so sorry for your loss. The Hickinbotham and Lillge families grew up together. We recall many great memories at each other's homes spanning many years. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hickinbotham family.
Elaine, Mark, Mary, and Kevin Lillge
Wendy, you have my deepest sympathy. I was so sorry to hear about Mike. I am holding you close at heart. Sallie Drier
Wendy I just wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I know there isn't much that can be said or done to take away the pain that you must be feeling right now, but know that you are blessed with a wonderful mother and father, who I know is there for you. Time to surround yourself with your family and friends who love you and loved Mike as well. Share your happy memories and hold on to them to get you through this difficult time in your life...I will continue to keep you in my prayers.
MaryAnnne Schneider/ Richter
Mike (or Hicky as he was known back then) was a great friend and nice guy. I remember him from way back at Einstein Jr High going on ski trips with the ski club. Always in the same home rooms through school years, he was a true brother in time. Godspeed my friend. Steve Houdek
Dear Wendy, family and friends,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Mike was truely a delight who never failed to put smile on my face. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
We will hold on to our memories of Hick forever.
Julie Zapp and Bruce Barnes
St. Paul, MN