Scot (Grizzly) Wichman went on an eternal fishing trip on March 11. Scot passed away at age 64 at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh. He was born July 19, 1958 in Appleton. He was a member of Neenah High School's class of 1977.
Scot is survived by his mother, Beverly Wichman of Appleton; his children and grandchildren, Kelly Keenlance of Stevens Point (children Nakia, DAngelo, AShaun), Jamie (Matt) Philbrook of Oshkosh (children Cassidy, Cooper), and Jason Wichman of Ripon; siblings and nieces and nephews, Kathy (Dave) DeWilde of Kaukauna (children Brad, Ryan, Matthew, Michael), Cindy Meyers of Appleton (children Nicole Hamilton, Judson), TerriBeth (Kevin) Wood of Neenah (children Carli, Wilson), David Wichman of Larsen (children Heather Voss, Tom), Nancy (Bob) Hans of Manitowoc (children Cassandra Krueger, Evan), and Dan (Michelle) Wichman of Neenah (children Zach, Dylan, Josh, Tyler).
Scot was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Henry and LaNiece Wichman, maternal grandparents Gus and Eva Bodway, his father Evan (Bud) Wichman, a brother-in-law Judd Meyers, his nephew Carl Meyers, and his beloved dog Coco.
To say Scot loved to fish would be an understatement. He could be found throwing a line in from his boat at every opportunity. Whether alone or with company, if Scot could be fishing, Scot was fishing! Scot was also very proud of his extensive volunteer work, especially on the Red Kettle drives with the Salvation Army. He enjoyed woodworking, building everything from picture frames to picnic tables and porch swings - and he was good at it! Scot was the guy who would call you every holiday - and many random days in between - to let you know he loved you and was thinking of you. Those calls will be sorely missed by many. He was a very giving person, and in the end Scot was able to give several final gifts in the form of organ donation to save or improve the life of perfect strangers. Scot would be so honored to know he could help others in this way.
On behalf of Scot and his family, we would like to give a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Mercy Medical, especially the nurse at the very end. His last act in this world was when he pointed at you, gave a thumbs up, and said "awesome.” Your kindness and care is truly appreciated.
We would like to extend an invitation to a gathering on Tuesday, March 29th, beginning at 5pm, at St. Gabriel’s Church in Neenah. There will be a short service in Scot’s honor at 6:30, followed by a light buffet dinner and visitation until 8:30.