|A message from Jim:
From the Star Tribune: (One year after his
James David Wicklatz Wicklatz, James David Age 67, died
of cancer one year ago, on August 22, 2018, at his home in Minneapolis.
He was the son of the late John E. and Dorothy Gray Wicklatz. Jim
graduated from Wayzata High School, earned his B.A. at Amherst College,
and received an M.A. from the University of Pittsburgh. For over 30
years he worked in publishing, mostly as a meticulous and exacting
editor of scientific books for the American Phytopathological Society. A
booklover and typophile, he was a longtime member of the Ampersand Club.
He also had a keen interest in the history of blues and rock music and a
talent for droll mimicry. Above all, Jim was a loving and kind husband,
brother, son, and friend, ever considerate and patient. He endured his
debilitating illness with courage and grace. He is survived by Elisabeth
Sovik, his beloved and devoted wife for 34 years; by his dear sister,
Trina Greger, and her husband, Bill Greger; and by his sister-in-law,
Katherine Sovik-Siemens, and her husband, Brian Siemens, and their
children, Paul Sovik-Siemens (Kim) and Martha Walker (Marlon). Many
thanks to Jim's medical oncologist, Dr. Paul Thurmes, who for four years
ably and kindly guided Jim and Elisabeth down a long, hard road. Jim's
remains were cremated, and by his request his ashes will be strewn by
his loved ones in a private gathering.