Braden Wicks, 17, Jewell

Braden Wicks, age 17, died Saturday, November 16, 2013 in Radcliffe. Funeral services are 1:00 p.m. Thursday, November 21, 2013 at the Jewell United Church of Christ; burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in rural Radcliffe. Visitation is Wednesday evening from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the church. A memorial fund has been established, gifts may be sent to 420 Decker in Jewell. Becker Funeral Home in Jewell is caring for Braden and his family.

Braden McAlister Wicks was born April 16, 1996 in Ames to Gregory and Toni (McAlister) Wicks. He was baptized at the Little Brown Church in Nashua and confirmed at the Jewell United Church of Christ. Braden was a senior at South Hamilton High School. He had worked at McDonalds and Taco Bell. Braden played basketball and football. He enjoyed golf and loved fishing.

Braden is survived by his father, Greg Wicks of Radcliffe; his mother, Toni McAlister of Jewell; his sister, Paxton Wicks of Jewell; grandparents, Rod and Sandy McAlister of Jewell and Lamont Wicks of Story City. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Mavis Wicks.