File photos by Ty Swenson
Dick Thurnau, who campaigned to re-name Hicklin Lake near White Center and fought to get it cleaned up for many years has died. A memorial service is set for May 9 at the Technology Access Foundation.

White Center activist Dick Thurnau has passed away

White Center activist Dick Thurnau, who campaigned for the clean up of Hicklin Lake (long known as Hicks Lake) has passed away. The lake he loved is located just east of Cascade Middle School and north of the Evergreen Campus. He died Sunday morning, May 4. He was 89.

He campaigned to change the name of the lake and to get the water cleaned up.

A Memorial Service for Thurnau will be this Friday, May 9 at 2 PM at the Technology Access Foundation, 605 SW 108th Street, Seattle.

Details are still being developed, but there will be an open mic period to honor Dick.

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