3299. Cecil Frederick Gullickson
Cecil's baptism sponsors were Mr. and Mrs. Knute Johnson, Ruth Rivstad and Fred Fobes.
He was a Navy pilot during World War II.
Cecil played the saxaphone from 1945-1953.
Cecil played the saxaphone for the Lawrence Welk Band and the Eddy Howard Orchestra. In 1950 he moved from Chicago, Illinois to Winter Park, Florida where he remained until his death in 1989.
Eddy Howard : 1946-51
Jazz - LP - Hindsight - HSR119 1978
17 tracks. Personnel: Harry Heffelfinger, John Jaworski, Bob Keck, Pete Roth, Cecil Gullickson, Andy Polich, Norman Lee, Jimmy Pitlik, Tom Martin, Sid Commings, Eddy Howard, Kenny Myers and Hil Radtke.
Basic personnel of the Howard Band in 1946-47 was:
Trumpets:Bob Capelli, Sid Commings, Kenny Myers (later replaced by Wally Fobart)
Trombones:Harry Heffelfinger, Jim Pitlik
Saxophones:Norman Lee, Andy Polich, Cecil Gullickson, Tom Martin, John Jaworski
Bass: Pete Roth
Drums: Bob Keck
Vocal Trio: Eddy Howard, Norman Lee, Kenny Myers (later replaced by Wally Fobart)
In the fall of 1940, Dick Jurgens' popular singer, Eddy Howard, left the Jurgens band and was featured for almost a year on a radio show from Chicago. Soon the desire to have his own band became so strong that in September of 1941, Eddy Howard formed his orchestra and they played their first engagement at the Casa Loma Ballroom in St. Louis.
On Tuesday, December 2, 1941, the band opened it's first of many engagements at the famed Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. The band made a great hit with the dancers there. However, fate stepped in and as the band was in the studio waiting to broadcast their regular 4 PM radio show on December 7th, the engineer leaned out of the booth and announced "the show is cancelled--Pearl Harbor has just been bombed." The war soon took many of the original members but Eddy managed to keep a band together although the band underwent many personnel changes during the war years. Throughout the war, Eddy and the band played hundreds of benefits throughout the country and then in 1944, the band landed a commercial radio show, "The Raleigh Cigarette Carton Of Cheer", starring Henny Youngman, Carol Bruce and the Eddy Howard Orchestra. The show ran for about six months out of New York and Chicago and then changed to a script show from California with Billie Burke and Eddy Howard. Eddy broke up the band at this time and did the radio show as a single.
In September, 1945, Eddy Howard reorganized the band with most of it's original men returning, including Norman Lee and Hil Radtke. On April 12, 1946, Eddy and the band recorded "To Each His Own" and "Rickety Rickshaw Man" and these tunes quickly became big sellers. With these new hit records, many new doors were opened for the first time and the band soon played New York's Commodore and Pennsylvania Hotels, the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, The Chase in St. Louis, the St. Francis in San Francisco, and of course the usual strings of one-nighters that were squeezed in between the 6 or 7 months a year that were spent at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. Elitch's Gardens in Denver was a regular engagement each summer, usually the last five weeks of the summer. Later, while the band was playing the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, they started the "Schaeffer Pen Parade" radio show which played on NBC each Sunday afternoon.
During the fifties, the band played countless one-nighters and annual engagements at such spots as the Aragon in Chicago, Elitch's in Denver, The Palladium in Hollywood, the Martinique Restaurant in Chicago, the Roosevelt Hotel in New York, etc.
In 1955 Eddy's band made a musical short for Universal Pictures and in 1958 did a month's engagement on NBC-TV's "Morning Bandstand" emceed by Jerry Lester. For this TV show, the band had a daily wake-up call at 4:30 AM, something none of them will ever forget.
In 1960, Eddy moved to Palm Desert, California, and played three long winter seasons at the El Mirador Hotel there. In May of 1963, he suddenly died. At the time of his death, Eddy had over 30 weeks of bookings for himself and the band including Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe, and Reno.
Later he operated a music store, Music Mart, in Orlando, Florida.
OBITUARY - 1989
Cecil F. Gullickson, 74, 2018 Fosgate Drive, Winter Park, died Friday (22 Dec 1989). Born in Elroy, Wis., he moved to Winter Park from Chicago in 1950. He was a former musician for the Lawrence Welk Orchestra and Eddie Howard Orchestra and previous owner of Music Mart. He was a Methodist. He was a Navy pilot during World War II. He was a member of the Musicians Union and former member of the Jaycees, East Orlando Optimists, and the American Legion Post, Casselberry. Survivors, wife, Carolyn; daughters, Barbara Joon, Winter Park, Gwynn, brother, T.R. Bob, Hales Corners, Wis.; sisters, Leone Cox, Sun City West Ariz., Geraldine Hatch, Dallas, Elaine Spinar, Brookings, S.D.; two grandsons. Cox-Parker Carey Hand Funeral Home, Winter Park.
Doron Dural Cox Jr.
1930 CENSUSWest Allis, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Roll: 2601; ED: 396)
Doron D. Cox. age 45, born in Minnesota, head,
3303. Thomas Robert Gullickson
OBITUARY - 2000
Gullickson, Thomas Robert
Age 72 of Omro, WI, died Wed., July 12, 2000. He was an employee of Outboard Marine in Milwaukee for 36 years, retiring in 1990.
Survived by his wife, Millicent (nee Gosseck) of Omro; children, Gary (Janet) Gullickson of Town of Vernon, WI, Vickie (Roger) Crawford of Cortez, CO, Wendy (John) Gawrisch of New Berlin; Gail (Gregory) Stahlecker of Coleman, WI, Tammy (Darwin) Cook of Hazelhurst, WI and Julie (Darwyn) Yoho of Stillwater, MN; 20 grandchildren, 3 great-grandsons; 3 sisters, Leone Cox of Sun City West, AZ, Geraldine Hatch of Dallas, TX, and Elaine (Leo) Spinar of Brookings, SD. Funeral Services Mon., July 17 at 11 AM at St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church, Winneconne, WI.
Burial Omro Cemetery, Omro, WI. Visitation Sun., 1:30-4:30 PM at Mueller Funeral Home and Mon. from 10 AM until the time of Services at the church.
Mueller Funeral Home, 904 E. Main St., PO Box 30, Winneconne, WI 54986 (920)582-4242.
3304. Robert J. Gullickson
Robert was confirmed in 1939 at the East Lemonweir Lutheran Church, Juneau Co., Wisconsin. Janice was confirmed in 1949 at the same church.
MARRIAGE ANNOUNCEMENT - 1948
Miss Janice Morgan, Hillsboro and Robert Gullickson, town of Fountain, were married at East Lemonweir parsonage at 3p.m. on June 15, 1948. Attendants were Shirley Morgan, sister of the bride, and Myron Lee.
OBITUARY - 1997
Robert J. “Bob” Gullickson, 74, Elroy, died Tuesday, October 7, 1997. The son of Gilbert and Alice Gullickson, he was born June 2, 1923, in Elroy. He was married Feb. 5, 1977, at Fountain Lutheran Church. He had worked as a sheet metal worker in Edgerton and Racine, but mostly lived in Elroy.
Survivors include his wife, Donna, of Elroy; five children, Robert (Patty) Gullickson of Edgerton, Annette Plautz of Madison, Mark Gullickson of Edgerton, Marilyn (Leonard) Olson of Mauston (stepdaughter), and Daniel (Jody) Miskinis of Kenosha; 11 grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
The funeral was held Friday, Oct. 10, at the East Lemonweir Lutheran Church, rural Elroy, with the Rev. Gregory Daher officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.