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Arlene E. Hickel
May 14, 1941 - January 27, 2024

Place of Birth: Watford City, ND
Residence: Williston, ND
Age: 82

Arlene E. Hickel, 82, of Williston, ND passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 27, 2024 at CHI St. Alexius Health in Williston, ND. Arlene was born on May 14, 1941 to Arnold and Ethel (Wilson) Hastings in Watford City, ND. She was the 4th out of 8 children.

Arlene was united in marriage to R.L. Hickel on September 12, 1956 in Butte, MT. During their first years of marriage they lived in Ray, ND and eventually they relocated to Williston. Together they had 6 children, Tony, Tammy, Todd, Tina, Travis, and Troy.

Arlene was a fun spirited soul who took on many passions. She enjoyed camping, gardening, crocheting, bowling, playing pinochle, and spending time at the cabin. She liked to go fishing and always enjoyed having a fish fry. She loved her apple tree and having her grandchildren help her with the apple processing. She was a member of the Moose Lodge and St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Williston.

She took pride in her home and enjoyed using her decorative talents to make her home into a warm and inviting haven for entertaining family and friends. For many years she hosted the family gatherings during the holidays where the sound of love and laughter could be heard throughout her home. She loved the unmistakable giggles from her grandchildren as they turned her staircase into a giant slide or played basketball outside. She would often invite them over for a home cooked meal to celebrate their birthdays. Arlene was always up for a good conversation and she didn’t hesitate to put on a pot of coffee and whip up a good meal for her family and friends. She was known for her delicious potato salad and homemade bread.

Her real passion was selling real estate and she was extremely dedicated to her profession. She wouldn’t hesitate to put in long hours at the office or on the road if it meant helping someone find their dream home. People always knew when Arlene pulled up with her license plate that read “Classy”. She worked at different real estate companies throughout the years, the longest being with Bekk’s Realty in Williston. She loved working there and was recognized after 20 years of employment. She made many friends that turned into family, throughout her career in real estate. She was always known at the office for bringing in her baked goods, especially her sweet rolls. Arlene was honored to be awarded “Realtor of the Month” and “Realtor of the Year” during her 30+ year career in real estate. Recently, she opened her own business called “Boomtown Group Leasing and Property Management” in Williston.

Arlene was a beautiful person inside and out. Her smile was infectious and would light up an entire room. She cared deeply for the people around her and was kind and passionate. She made a lasting impact on many lives and she will forever be missed by her family and friends.

Arlene is survived by her sons, Tony (Karen) Hickel of Williston, ND, Todd Hickel of Dickinson, ND, Travis (Terri) Hickel of Williston, ND, Troy (Amie) Hickel of Phoenix, AZ; son-in-law, Rodney Stewart of Williston, ND; daughter, Tina (Cole) Davis of Ephraim, WI; brothers, Claude Kidd of Dawson Creek in BC Canada, Arnie (aka Buddy) (Julie) Hastings of Sun Lakes, AZ, Jim (Linda) Hastings of Sacramento, CA and David Hastings of Beaverton, OR; sister, DeArlyn (Jim) Carney of Fridley, MN; brother-in-law, James (Angie) Hickel of Anchor Point, AK; sister-in-law, Wilma Hillstead of Williston, ND; 18 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by parents, Arnold and Ethel Hastings; husband, R.L. Hickel; mother and father-in-law, Anton and Mabel Hickel; daughter, Tammy Stewart; brother, Clyde Kidd; sister, Betty Mrachek; sister-in-law, June Kidd; brothers-in-law, Albert Hickel, Dean Hickel, Wallace Hickel, John Hickel, Dale Hillstead; grandsons; Aaron and Bobby Stewart; granddaughter, Ariel Fettig; nephew, Daniel Hillstead.

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

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Joni Olson (Williston, ND)
Jan 28, 2024
My sincerest condolences to the family of Arlene. I have worked with Arlene in the Real Estate industry for many years and she was always very pleasant and hardworking. She had a great smile and a kind heart. She will be missed not only by her family but her colleagues and friends alike.
Kim Burkle (Williston)
Jan 29, 2024
My sympathy to all of Arlene's family. I enjoyed working with Arlene at Bekk's Realty. We enjoyed having coffee and enjoying her amazing sweet rolls!
Debra Brumfield (Williston, ND)
Jan 30, 2024
My condolences to Arlene's family. I worked with her while she was at Exp Realty and enjoyed spending time with her. She was such a pleasure to visit with and I'll miss that.
Audrey Frisinger (Williston , ND)
Jan 30, 2024
Arlene and I worked together at Bekks Realty for many years and were neighbors. We enjoyed our coffee parties when our children were small. She was a hard worker and a classy lady. Our sympathies to the Hickel family and her many friends.
Michelle Fisketjon (Williston, ND)
Jan 30, 2024
I loved your Mom, we had lots of great conversations whenever I would stop by to deliver her Arbonne. She was always so kind and such a beautiful person inside and out. I am so sad to hear of her passing, she will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Mary & Gary Kleppen (Clinton, Missouri)
Jan 31, 2024
We're sorry to hear about your Mom. Our thoughts & prayers are with you
Kristi King (Williston, North Dakota)
Feb 1, 2024
My sincere condolences to the Hickel family...Arlene was a real "gem" of a lady...and classy indeed...RIP pretty Arlene...
Les Urbatsch (Fargo , ND)
Feb 2, 2024
My heart and prayers go out to the Hickel family. May you all find peace, knowing Arlene is at peace.
Lester Ronholdt (Williston, North Dakota)
Feb 2, 2024
Our thoughts & prayers go out to the entire family. I am so sorry for your loss.
Leone Heller (Williston, North Dakota)
Feb 5, 2024
My deepest sympathy to all of you…. Arlene was my client for many year and one of my favorites. She was so easy to please, a great conversationalist with a laugh that was purely contagious. She talked much about her family and how much she loved them. Also many lake home stories. Everyone loved her and I always looked forward to seeing her. She was one in a million. May God carry you through this most difficult journey… Leone Heller
RJ Benth (Williston)
Feb 6, 2024
So sorry for your loss, from my family to yours with deepest sympathy.
Scott Key
Feb 7, 2024
Dave and DeArlyn, and All The Family -

So sorry for your loss. May your good memories get you through this time of grief.
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