Roy Wickert Obituary

Roy D Wickert
Roy D Wickert

May 20, 1943 - January 19, 2014
Born in Ipava, IL
Resided in Naperville, IL


Wickert, Roy D. age 70, a resident of Naperville since 1970, lost his long battle with Esophageal cancer and passed away peacefully in his home on January 19th. He was born in rural Ipava, IL, grew up in Summum, IL and graduated from Astoria Community High School. He attended Western Illinois University where he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Roy spent 4 years in the Navy and was a member of the drill team while stationed at Great Lakes. He had a top secret security clearance and worked with cryptographic materials while stationed in Washington, DC. He moved to Naperville, where he was active in Jaycees, School District 203 Career Education Advisory Council, and the YMCA Board of Directors. Roy worked as a Real Estate broker and a Real Estate appraiser until this year. He leaves behind his beloved wife and soul-mate of 24 years, Marilyn (Exley) Wickert; his cherished children Aaron Wickert, Melissa (Ed) Krzyzanowski, and stepdaughter, Megan (Frank) Klupshas; also his adored twin grandsons, Jack and Ryan Krzyzanowski and step granddaughter, Anna Klupshas. He is also survived by his 94 year old mother, Violet Wickert of Astoria, IL; and four brothers, Carroll G. Wickert (CA), W. Dean Wickert (FL), Dennis L. Wickert (Springfield, IL) and Quentin L. Wickert (Crystal Lake, IL). Roy will be remembered as truly enjoying his home life, remodeling, landscaping, delighting friends and family with his specialty, home smoked salmon, and entertaining his many friends on his courtyard patio. He will forever be loved and missed by family and dear friends. Memorial visitation will be held at Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home and Crematory, 516 S Washington St., Naperville, IL 60540 on January 25th at 1:00 pm with a memborial service to follow at 2:00 pm. Light refreshments will be offered after the service. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to Little Friends, 140 N Wright St, Naperville, IL 60540 in memory of Roy D Wickert.

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Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home
516 S Washington St
Naperville, IL USA 60540
Saturday, January 25, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM