November 1, 2023 at 2:35 p.m.
Updated November 1, 2023 at 2:35 p.m.
Harold “Chick” “Chickenman” Gullickson
Harold “Chick” “Chickenman” Gullickson, age 74, of Spring Green, passed away on October 24, 2023 after a brave battle with cancer. He faced this illness with incredible strength and grace, surrounded by the love of friends and family. A proud farm boy from Ridgeway, he learned the value of hard work, a trait that remained a cornerstone of his life. As a mail carrier for the Arena Post Office, Chick not only delivered the mail, but also brought kindness and a friendly smile to the community he served.
His infectious smile was a constant source of inspiration, and he had a remarkable ability to see the glass as three-quarters full. Chick's optimism was a guiding light for those fortunate enough to know him, reminding us all to appreciate the beauty in each day.
Laughter was one of Chick's most treasured things in life. He loved sharing moments of joy and building memories that would last a lifetime. His ability to find humor in any situation was truly a gift. Chick had a special passion for cars that he shared with many. He found joy in tinkering in the garage and cruising down the open road. Year after year, he collected food for the local food pantry and in his final act of selflessness, Chick donated his body for research, ensuring his legacy of giving would endure.
Chick was reunited with his loved ones who had gone before him, including his parents, Glenn and Gladys, his brother Kenny, and his best friend, son Mike “Gulli”.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Julie. His children: Heidi (Paul) Heuring, Kelsi Gullickson, Michael Ehlert, Colin (Kayla) Ehlert, Lindsay (Michel) Cavens-Marechal, and Dena Nelson. His cherished grandchildren: Halle, Joel (Liz), Will, Natalie, Jordan, Jenna, Eris, Emily, Jaymi (Jason), and Wes (Katelynn). Great grandchildren: Grayson, Riley, Nash, Irelynd, and Warren. His siblings: Mary, Rick (Colleen), and Joyce (Bruce), who will continue to hold his memory dear. Along with many special nephews, nieces, cousins, family and friends.
Chick's memory will forever inspire us to “drive fast and take chances.” He leaves behind a legacy of love, kindness, and a reminder to make the most of every moment, with the joyful echo of his unforgettable laughter still ringing in our hearts.
A celebration of life is being planned for a later date. Online condolences available at www.staffordfuneralhomes.com
The Richardson-Stafford Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.