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Teressa Ann Rickard

October 26, 2023 | 2 comments

Teressa Ann Rickard age 57 of Cresco, Iowa, passed away on October 17th 2023

At Gunderson Lutheran medical center in La Crosse Wisconsin after a battle with ongoing health problems.

She was born on November 17th 1965 to Kathy Sickles and Garry Sickles Sr.

She married but later divorced.

Teressa had many things she enjoyed from singing, fishing, crocheting, art, sewing, and writing short stories or poems. She always wanted to become a writer. When she was not doing any of those things, she was spending time with her boys and family. Even being disabled she tried to stay active as much as she could with family.

She is survived by her two sons Matthew (Cynthia) Rickard, and Eric Rickard all of Cresco Iowa, one Granddaughter Aurora Stevens of New Market Alabama, Dallas Nolan. Her mother Kathy Sickles of Manchester, IA. and four siblings Garrett (Audrey Woxland) Sickles of Mabel, MN. Darrell (Kathy) Everly of Elgin IA. Melvina (Mike) Macal of Decorah, IA and Cindy (Steve Popplewell) Nehl Coon Rapids MN and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her father Garry Sickles Sr. one Daughter Rebecca Rickard, and two Nephews Dustin VanLaningham and Bryan Sickles

The family would like to thank Coulee Cremation Group for the services.

Celebration of life will be held at a later date back home in Cresco Iowa.



  1. Cindy Nehl

    Thank you for the kindness, love and compassion you gave in this life! The community, family and friends you gave an example to~ how to give without bias. We miss you already ~ sis

  2. Garrett Sickles

    She was a kind soul that always lent a empathic ear. She never complained much about people or politics. Loved to laugh an adored her children. She is gone but will never be forgotten. Rest in peace sis.

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