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Jerry Lee Wichman
August 2, 1947 ~ January 29, 2024 (age 76) 76 Years Old
Jerry Lee Wichman, 76, of Warsaw, passed away at his home on Monday, January 29, 2024.
Jerry was born August 2, 1947, the son of Frederick and Marilyn Lou (Harrison) Wichman in Keokuk, Iowa. He graduated from Warsaw High School. In 1967, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served two tours of duty in Vietnam, receiving several commendations, including the Purple Heart. Upon his Honorable Discharge, he returned home, helping his mother and father on the farm. He sold OsGold seed corn and also helped his dad develop and maintain multiple properties. Jerry also worked for the United States Postal Service in Warsaw for many years. He owned and operated Wick’s Saloon, a popular local bar. After retirement from the Postal Service, he continued working with his father in general contracting construction. Jerry had served as President of the local Jaycees, was Post Commander of the Warsaw V.F.W. and a long-time member of the Elks Club.
Jerry loved to golf, once getting a hole-in-one at the Carthage golf course. He also enjoyed planting magnificent gardens with his family, cooking, watching his favorite sports on tv and spending time with his little dogs, Madison and Lucy. Jerry would go above and beyond to help his fellow man or woman, never leaving them behind in a time of need. Most of all, his belief in God spoke in volume.
Jerry is survived by his daughter: Renee (Timothy) Marlin of Warsaw; grandchildren: Desiree (John Newbill) Hopkins, Tyler Hopkins, Dustin Marlin, Dalton (Raechelle McKay) Marlin and Hunter Marlin; great-grandchildren: Kylee Newbill, Ava Newbill, Savanah Newbill and Declan Marlin; and one sister: Marlene (Dale) Weigand.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and sister Julie Dee in infancy.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at Printy Funeral Home in Warsaw with military rites rendered by the U.S. Army and Hancock County Honor Guard. Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM until time of services at 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to the family of Jerry Wichman for funeral expenses.
Printy Funeral Home of Warsaw is in charge of arrangements.