TC PALM: Florida Sportsman founder Karl Wickstrom, 82, dies in Stuart, Florida

TC Palm: Written by Ed Killer. June 26, 2018.

Karl Wickstrom, 82, founder of Florida Sportsman magazine, tireless champion of clean water, marine conservation and recreational angler access, passed away Monday night in Stuart. The cause of death has not been determined, but Wickstrom had been diagnosed with congestive heart failure.

He is survived by his wife, Sheila, four children and three grandchildren.

There will be a public memorial service from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 9 at Indian Riverside Park, 1707 N.E. Indian River Drive in Jensen Beach, on the second floor of the Frances Langford Dockside Pavilion, the family announced June 28.

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