FARMINGTON - Norman Martin Wickstrand, 95, formerly of 20 Devonwood Drive, died Thursday, Dec. 28, 2000, at Noble Horizons in Salisbury. He was the husband of the late Alice Widell Wickstrand. He was born in Meriden Aug. 24, 1905, a son of the late Martin Algot and Ingebord Carlson Wickstrand. He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1929 and worked as a mechanical engineer at the Torrington Company until his retirement in 1970. He was a member of Masonic Lodge, Franklyn #56, Bristol; the Appalachian Mountain Club; the Litchfield Hills Audubon Society; the Friends of the White Memorial Foundation, Litchfield; and the Connecti- cut Forest and Park Association. Mr. Wickstrand taught part-time for several years at the Torrington Branch of the University of Connecticut. He had many articles published, including an article for the Connecticut Historical Society, ''Blast Furnaces--Notes and Sketches of Connecticut Blast Furnaces.'' He is survived by a cousin, Mildred Stevens of Guilford; a nephew, Wydell Rood of Nokomis, FL; five nieces, Louise Korder of West Hartford, Dorothy Ford of Simsbury, JoEllen Wickstrand of Meriden, Linda Wakefield of Southington and Sally Johnson Rood of Concord, MA, and a greatnephew, James Stevens of Southfield, MA. He was predeceased by a brother, Carl Milton Wickstrand. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beecher and Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden, CT. Contributions may be made to St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 224 Lovely St., Avon, CT 06001 or to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, 126 Hanover St., Meriden, CT 06451.

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  1. Norman was a friend of my parents, Kornel and Katherine Bailey, for seven decades. I believe they became acquainted through the New Haven Hiking Club. I have fond memories as a child of visting Norman and Alice in their lovely home in Bristol. It was always a visit I looked forward to. Usually after a fine dinner, Norman would give a slide show. My mother and I corresponded with Norman frequently and we are sad to lose our good friend. Our condolences to his cousin, nieces and nephew.

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