Reuben R. Wickey

Posted on Jan 3, 2014

Reuben R. Wickey, 78, of Monroe passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at his home. He was born on January 29, 1935 in Geneva to David D. and Rosa (Schwartz) Wickey. He was married on February 20, 1958 to Effie May Brandenberger.
He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church and was a carpenter and woodworker.
He is survived by his wife; nine sons, Reuben (Frances) Wickey; Elam (Mandy) Wickey; Ernest (Josephine) Wickey; and Daniel (Rose Ann) Wickey, all of Monroe; Elmer (Ruby) Wickey of New Haven; David (Lisa) Wickey of Mooreland; Martin (Betty) Wickey of Decatur; Emanuel (Elizabeth) Wickey of Means, Kentucky; and Paul (Sylvia) Wickey of Berne; four daughters, Frances (Joe) Eicher of Grabill; Elizabeth (Reuben) Graber of Spencerville; Amy (Daniel) Steury of Flemingsburg, Kentucky; and Margaret (Daniel) Schwartz, Jr. of Monroe; two brothers, Jake R. Wickey of Michigan; and David R. Wickey of Monroe; four sisters, Katie R. Schwartz of Pennsylvania; and Becky (Dave) Girod; Adel (Enos) Schmidt; and Elizabeth (Joe) Schwartz, all of Geneva; 94 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren,
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers Levi R. and Joe R Wickey; two sisters, Emma R. Wickey; and Maryann R. Schwartz; one grandson; and one great-grandson.
Visitation was from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 2 and will be from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, January 3 at his residence, 4876E 100S, Monroe. Funeral services will be at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 4 also at his residence. Officiating will be Bishop Victor L. Hilty. Burial will be at Salem Cemetery in rural Monroe.
Arrangements provided by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home in Berne.