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Violet L. Wickert

January 13th, 1920 – August 1st, 2021

Violet L. Wickert, 101, of Astoria, IL, passed away at 10:32 pm Sunday, August 1, 2021 at The Elms in Macomb, IL. She was born on January 13, 1920 in the Woodland Township, Fulton Co., IL, the daughter of George and Clara Mae (Stambaugh) Klinedinst. Violet married Ronal G. Wickert on April 16, 1939 in Rushville, IL. Ronald preceded her in death on June 21, 1994.

Also preceding her in death are her daughter, Glenna Mae Wickert, son, Roy Wickert, grandson, Eric Wickert, 4 sisters, Leona Ogden, Nelda Schnarr, Vernadene Buswell, Marjorie Scrogum, and 2 brothers, Leroy Klinedinst and Forrest Klinedinst.

Survivors include her 4 sons, Carroll (and Dona) Wickert of Handford, CA, W. Dean (and Carol) Wickert of Palm Coast, FL, Dennis (and Beverly) Wickert of Springfield, IL and Quentin (and Diane) Wickert of Cape Coral, FL, daughter-in-law, Marilyn Wickert of Plainsfield, IL, 11 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren, sister, Claribel Buswell of Ipava, IL and
sister-in-law, Ann Klinedinst of Canton, IL.

Violet graduated from Ipava High School, receiving the Commercial Award and was Valedictorian of her class. After high school, she worked in the requisition office at Camp Ellis in Ipava. She later worked at Mummert Seed Company as a seed sorter and for 17 years she was bookkeeper at the Astoria Locker plant.

She was a lifetime member of the Woodland Church of the Brethren, where she was an organist and pianist for 80 years, taught Sunday school, and served as treasurer and financial secretary for over 26 years.

Violet and her husband Ronal delivered meals to senior citizens in Astoria for several years. They also drove the Red Cross van that was available to take senior citizens to doctor appointments, etc. She was also a frequent blood donor for the Red Cross.

She was a former 4-H leader for the Woodland 49ers. She was also a former member of the Washington Sewing Circle, a Good Sam Club Chapter called the Tri-County Travelers and the Sunshine Club.

She was on the Astoria Library Board for several years and helped in getting a new building, the current library building, in Astoria.

Violet was an avid reader who loved books. She also loved to work on crossword puzzles.

Services will be held at 10 am on Saturday, August 7, 2021 at the Woodland Church of the Brethren in Astoria. Pastor Lisa Fike and Pastor Kevin Kessler will be officiating. A visitation will take place from 5 to 7 pm on Friday, August 6, 2021 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Interment will be in the Woodland Cemetery in Astoria. Memorials may be made to the Woodland Church of the Brethren or the Astoria Rescue Squad.

Condolences


August 3rd, 2021

Our very deepest sympathy to Violet's family. She was a wonderful woman. We remember her smiling and was so friendly. God Bless Everyone. Lorenda (Schnarr) and Alvin Spilker.

August 3rd, 2021

So sorry to hear of Violets passing. So glad she didn't suffer and you all know what a long and beautiful life she had. We always enjoyed talking to her thinking of the family during this difficult time. prayers and hugs. Bob and Susie Bucher

August 3rd, 2021

Sad to hear of Violet's passing. Kinda grew up with them, almost a part of the family. Deepest sympathy to the family. Kerry & Bonnie

August 3rd, 2021

My Fiancee Sarah Flint And I I Love You Grandma Violet We Are Going To Miss You Dearly Grandma My Fiancee Sarah Flint From Manchester,CT.

August 3rd, 2021

We will miss Violet as a neighbor and as an honorary member of McNeil house. She embodied the spirit of a true “welcomer.” 🧡 ~The Schenks

August 3rd, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. In Christ’s Love, Keith & Christy Lehman

August 4th, 2021

Sincere sympathy to all the family.
Violet will be missed by her many friends. Marilyn Southwood

August 4th, 2021

So sorry to hear of Violet’s passing. We have been her neighbor for over 50 years. RIP Violet. Harold and Joyce Belville

August 4th, 2021

Prayers to all her family as they have been a part of our family for many years. Love n miss you cousin Violet. We loved u Marvin n Marilyn Biesenthal n families

August 4th, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Alan and Georgiana Clemens

August 4th, 2021

Sincere sympathy to the family of Violet Wickert. She lived a full and dutiful life that she shared with many. Though she's been away from Summum for many years, she left a legacy fond memories with neighbors and friends. God bless her family and friends.

August 4th, 2021

Violet was the one who took care of the updates to the Bucher book. Every year she contacted the families either by letter, phone or putting an article in the Astoria Argus. She typed all the information and distributed them at the reunions. This was a huge job to do and she continued as long as she could, even after the reunions ceased. The historian. Well done, good and faithful servant. You can rest now. We appreciated your dedication in everything you did.
JoEllen (Myers) and Ronnie Spencer.

August 4th, 2021

I remember Violet playing the organ at church and visiting with her when visiting Grandpa and the locker.

August 4th, 2021

Sorry to hear of Violets death. Have a lot of good memories of playing bingo with her. Shirlry Norris

August 4th, 2021

Violet has lived a long full life! She will be missed but she is resting in peace. Doris Derry

August 5th, 2021

Violet was so good to help me with my family history. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time. Florine (Flea) Ash

August 6th, 2021

Our Violet was such a special person. Big hearted & loved by everyone. Rest in peace dear Violet and everyone knows you do not like carrots. Love to her family. Jim & Judy Wickert

August 7th, 2021

Love to you all. So sorry we were not able to come to the services. We shared a love of the family history. I won't have anyone to tell me where my mistakes are. Sending a Big hug to all of you. Jackie and Robert Grieves

August 7th, 2021

A lovely lady who lived a life of dedication and service to her Lord, her family, and her community. I remember her from my many times at Woodland over the years and also at the Astoria Locker. We even connected one year when she was with her son and granddaughter who visited the WIU Music Dept where I worked. Thoughts and prayers for all her family. I know she will be missed. Cheryl (Cox) Matteson

August 8th, 2021

So very sorry for your loss. She was a lovely lady. Garth and Carolyn Cripe

August 8th, 2021

My sincere condolences on the loss of this lovely lady. I enjoyed the thanksgivings we shared at Sandie’s, where we got to know Violet. Sending prayers. Karen Gurrie

August 11th, 2021

Violet was an ever-active person with a fabulous memory, cheerful disposition, hard working thoughtful person. I enjoyed her stories of the histories of both Astoria and Summum. She will be missed.
Rosemary Perdew