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Obituary of Lawrence J. Kickham
KICKHAM, LAWRENCE J. “Larry”
Our loving and gentle husband, father, brother, uncle, friend and educator passed away on Thursday, June 9, 2022. He was 73 years old. Lawrence James Kickham was born on June 14, 1948 in Springfield, MA to the late Edward F. and Monica A. (Lynch) Kickham. He graduated from St. Andrew High School, Class of 1966. Larry attended Notre Dame and Northeastern University in Boston earning a Master’s Degree in Accounting. He was a professor of Accounting at SVSU for 47 years, until his retirement in 2021. Larry served as the Accounting Department Chair for 24 years, and on numerous boards and committees. Larry was a dedicated educator and received the House Family Award for Teacher Impact in 1997.
Larry’s warm smile, kindness and his ability to make others feel comfortable will always be remembered by those who knew him. He married Lisa A. Meyer on May 10, 1986 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, Saginaw. Together they had two daughters Laura and Molly. They were his world. He especially enjoyed sharing his love of skiing with them. They will treasure the time spent together at museums, art fairs, and comedy shows. These memories will live with them forever. Two words his daughters always heard, especially when dealing with others is “Be sweet”. Meaning, treat others as you would want to be treated.
Larry will be deeply missed by his wife, Lisa; daughters: Laura (Wm. Looby) Kickham and Molly (Tyler Chlystek) Kickham; brothers and sisters: Edward F. Kickham, Mary Kickham-Samy, Kathy (Bob Wainwright) Kickham, Thomas (June) Kickham and Barbara (Garen) Sahagian.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Wm. Kickham, Robert Kickham; and an infant sister, Barbara Kickham.
The family would like to extend their personal thanks to the Nurses at Covenant Hospital and HealthSource for their kindness and care to our beloved Lar.
VISITATION: Family and friends will gather at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State) on Thursday, June 16, 2022 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.
SERVICE: A celebration of life service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday, June 17, 2022 at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State). Pastoral Associate Sharon Wahl will officiate. Private burial will take place in St. Andrew Cemetery.
MEMORIALS: Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a donation to SVSU Foundation-Accounting Scholarship or SVSU Foundation-Clinkenbeard. The Deisler Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Kickham family. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home or through www.DeislerFuneralHome.com
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DEISLER FUNERAL HOME
Deisler Funeral Home
2233 Hemmeter Road
Saginaw, Michigan 48603
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