Library technician leaves lasting legacy

By Website Administrator | Jan 7, 2003

Kettering staff member Margaret "Meg" Wickman, 53, of Grand Blanc, passed away Dec. 26, 2002, after a long battle with cancer.

Kettering staff member Margaret "Meg" Wickman, 53, of Grand Blanc, passed away Dec. 26, 2002, after a long battle with cancer.

Wickman served at Kettering since 1995 as a well-respected and highly regarded librarian technician. She graduated from Kearsley High School in 1967 and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan-Flint.

Jim Kangas, a Kettering public services librarian, colleague and friend of Wickman, described her as a warm-hearted person who truly cared about people. "Meg was one of the most dedicated, obliging employees I've ever known," he said. "She'd bend over backwards to get an interlibrary loan for a student, professor or staff member, and would give unstintingly of her time. She'd look for the best in people, not the worst, and she had a great concern for animals. A number of professors thought the world of her, and those of us in the library certainly did. She was a treasure. It's hard to express how much we are going to miss her."

Husband Alan, Grand Blanc, daughter Katherine and son-in-law, David Williams and grandchildren Brittany and Michael Williams of Gastonia, N.C., survive her. She will missed by many caring friends at Kettering, Hurley Hospital and Genesys Hurley Cancer Institute.

Her family will plan a private memorial service at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Citizens for Animal Rescue and Emergency (CARE) at P.O. Box 493, Burton, Mich., 48501.