Obituary and Service Information for Danny Keith Hickman

Hickman, Danny Keith

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Scholarship Fund at either Festus-Crystal City Elks Lodge # 1721 or DeSoto Elks Lodge # 689

Danny Keith Hickman, 58 of DeSoto, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, October 7, 2020 in rural Jefferson County due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born on September 21, 1962 at Hayti, Missouri the son of Shirley J. (Lalk) Hickman and the late Edwin K. Hickman, Sr.

Danny was a member of the Festus-Crystal City Elks Lodge # 1721 and a former member of the DeSoto Elks Lodge # 689. He worked many years as a Driver and Operator for the Jefferson County Highway Department and later for the Boilermakers Union before his retirement. Danny was a social character and will always be remembered for his “gift of gab” and a quick sense of humor. He was a well-known storyteller and enjoyed spending time with family and friends just talking and swapping stories.

He will be missed by all those who knew and loved him including his wife Susan A. (Vineyard) Hickman of DeSoto, his mother Shirley J. Hickman of DeSoto, two sons, Daniel “Luke” (& Ashley) Hickman, Sr. of DeSoto and Cody (& Rebecca Harper) Hickman of DeSoto, a brother Edwin K. Hickman, Jr. of DeSoto, two sisters, Deborah (& Roger) Zuchowski of Ingleside, Illinois and Kimberly (& David) Ball of DeSoto. Seven grandchildren, Shelby Hickman, Libby Hickman, Daniel L. Hickman, Jr., Henley O’Toole- Hickman, Grace Hickman, Piper Hickman and Brantley. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many dear friends.

There will be no formal services held at this time. The family plans to hold a special celebration of life for Danny at a later date. Memorials may be made to either the Festus-Crystal City or DeSoto Elks Lodges Scholarship Funds. Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Mahn Funeral Home of DeSoto, Missouri. Online condolences may be left at


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