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Shirley Marie Wickum

August 8, 2017

Grandy – Shirley Marie Wickum, 76, passed away suddenly but peacefully at her home on August 8, 2017.

Born in Benson, MN she was an airline stewardess until she met the love of her life, Harlan Wickum.  Shirley then became a mother and home maker to her two sons.  The couple retired to Grandy, NC in 1996 where she spent her days with her loving husband and beloved pets.  Shirley was an amazing wife, mother and grandmother.  Left to cherish her memory:  her husband, Harlan; son Brian and wife Diane; son Todd and wife Michelle; and her grandchildren Marley, Jimmy, Kacey, Max and Jack.

The family will be holding a private service to celebrate her life on Saturday, August 12, 2017.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Food Bank of Albemarle.  Donations will be accepted online at and please include a note “In Memory of Shirley Wickum”.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.