August 24, 1905 ~ December 28, 2000
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.