Daniel Sean Wicklund, 36, of Willmar, died Sunday, January 12th at his home. There will be a visitation from 3-5 pm, Monday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar followed by a service at 5:00 pm. Burial will be in Spicer City Cemetery. www.hafh.org
Daniel was born May 28, 1983, in Willmar, MN, the son of Denise Dolce Wicklund Hoffbeck. He was baptized and confirmed at Faith Lutheran Church and was a graduate of New London – Spicer High School in 2001. Following high school, he worked in Willmar before moving to Redwood Falls in 2007. After the birth of his first child, he bought a house in Morgan and worked for Central Bi-Products. Daniel and Caitlin Jenness Denis were blessed with three children, Breonna, Brenden and Jace Wicklund. From 2012-2016, Daniel worked for Dahmes Stainless Steel in New London. Throughout most of Daniel’s life he struggled with mental illness and addiction and this led to him going to Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge in Minneapolis where he found his faith in Jesus. He recently returned to Willmar from Arrowhead House in Duluth and had recently attended Harvest Church. In July of 2017 he met Amanda Erickson whom has been his rock and has been a tremendous support for Daniel the past two years.
While life was challenging for Daniel, he was recently accepted to Liberty University and had a goal of earning a degree with a religious focus on chemical dependency. He was a shy, good natured, and soft-spoken man who was extremely proud of his children.
Surviving are his children: Breonna, Brenden and Jace Wicklund; mother and step-father, Denise and CJ Hoffbeck of New London; maternal grandmother, Janice Hazen of New London and paternal grandmother, Joan Wicklund of Spicer; grandfather, Floyd Hoffbeck, and special friend, Amanda Erickson.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Larry Dolce, George Wicklund and Dr. Richard Hazen; grandmother, Joyce Hoffbeck; uncle, Greg Schmit and cousins, Josh Schmit and Teeyn Hald.