Kristine A. Hickerson, age 77 of Greenville, passed away at St. John's Hospital in Springfield, Illinois on Saturday night, February 20, 2021
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 1, 2021 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Greenville. Visitation will be held prior from 10:00 am – 10:45 am at the church. Pastor Jeffery Nehrt will be officiating. Memorials may be made to the Okaw Valley Amateur Radio Club or Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Kristine, the daughter of William F. and Marion (Roach) Uecker, was born September 17, 1943 in Freeport, Illinois. Kris was raised in Lenna, Illinois and attended the School for the Blind in Jacksonville, Illinois thru high school. She then attended Secretarial School in Chicago, Illinois for 9 months. Kristine studied medical records transcribing. She worked for the State of Illinois for 33 years. Kris spent 19 of those years as a clerk and last 14 years as a system analyst. She retired in 2001 and moved to Greenville in 2009.
Kristine was an active member of the Okaw Valley Amateur Radio Club. Since 2003 she has served as one of the Net Control Stations for the Club’s long standing Sunday night “Radio Net”. Kris was a familiar voice on this Central Illinois Net, last serving as Net Control Operator on Sunday January 17, 2021. She leaves behind her church friends, neighbor friends and ham radio friends.
She was an only child and preceded in death by her parents.
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