NEW SWEDEN – Lawrence R. Wickstrom, 71, died July 13, 2008, in Caribou, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 21, 1937, in Presque Isle, the son of the late Carroll and Eunice (Hedman) Wickstrom. Mr. Wickstrom was employed as an operator/foreman for Brescia Construction Co., for more than 33 years. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church of New Sweden. Lawrence was an avid outdoorsman, and loved to hunt and fish. He especially liked a good card game with his family and friends, and loved to dance. He is survived by four sons and three daughters-in-law, Larry Wickstrom of Caribou, Dean and Tina Wickstrom of Holden, Jon and Penny Wickstrom of Old Town and Scott and Lisa Wickstrom of Bangor; one sister, Viola Moynihan of New Sweden; four grandchildren, Chere, Kyle, Nicole and Bronwen Wickstrom. He will also be fondly remembered by a special friend, Maggie Cormier of Edmundston, New Brunswick. Friends may visit with the family 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Mockler Funeral Home, 24 Reservoir St., Caribou, where prayer services will be held 8 p.m. with the Rev. David Moore officiating. Interment will take place at Westmanland Cemetery. Friends who wish to contribute in memory of Mr. Wickstrom may do so through First Baptist Church of New Sweden Memorial fund. For online register please go to www.mocklerfuneralhome.com.