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Joseph S. Wichert, Jr.

November 15, 1935 May 9, 2019
Joseph S. Wichert, Jr.
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Obituary for Joseph S. Wichert, Jr.

Joseph S. Wichert, Jr., age 83, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 15, 1935 in Chicago to Joseph, Sr. and Lillian (Dziedzic) Wichert. On July 1, 1956 he married his best friend, Grace Jacobellis in Chicago.

A longtime resident of Franklin Park, Joseph and his family moved to Richmond in 2000. Joseph loved fishing, working on cars, and was very proud of his “Man Cave”. He was a huge NASCAR fan, attending many of the races. He also loved the outdoors and would often be found sleeping outside.

Joseph is survived by his wife of 62 years, Grace; four children, Deborah (Max) Wallace, Linda Wichert, Richard Wichert, Robert (Brenda) Wichert; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren; a sister, Carol (the late Don) Laxner; a brother, Phil (Pat) Wichert; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Barbara.

Visitation will be on Monday, May 13, 2019 from 3 p.m. until the 7 p.m. funeral Blessing at Thompson Spring Grove Funeral Home, 8103 Wilmot Road, Spring Grove, IL 60081.

Entombment will be in Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Hillside, IL
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The family would appreciate memorials in Joseph’s name be designated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

For additional information please call 815-675-0550.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

13

May

3:00 PM 5/13/2019 3:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 5/13/2019 7:00:00 PM
Thompson Spring Grove Funeral Home

8103 Wilmot Road
Spring Grove, IL 60081

Thompson Spring Grove Funeral Home
8103 Wilmot Road Spring Grove 60081 IL
United States

Service

Monday

13

May

7:00 PM 5/13/2019 7:00:00 PM
Thompson Spring Grove Funeral Home

8103 Wilmot Road
Spring Grove, IL 60081

Thompson Spring Grove Funeral Home
8103 Wilmot Road Spring Grove 60081 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Queen of Heaven Cemetery Final Resting Place

1400 S. Wolf Road
Hillside, IL 60162

1400 S. Wolf Road Hillside 60162 IL
United States
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