Leon R. Fickel, age
77 of Chesterton, formerly of Michigan, passed away on Tuesday, March 3,
2015, at The Waters of Duneland.
He was born in
Detroit, MI, on February 21, 1938, to Clyde Leslie and Alberta Fickel, both
of whom preceded him in death.
He is survived by
his sons: Joel (Jennifer) Fickel of Rochester, MI, Reverend Erich
(Christina) Fickel of Chesterton, IN, and Kirt Fickel of Jacksonville, FL,
as well as his six grandchildren: Emma, Joel and Shannon, all of Rochester,
Michigan, and Seth, Sarah and Benjamin, all of Chesterton.
Patricia (Dean) Finchum, of Michigan, and his brother-in-law John
Schietecatte, of Michigan, are also surviving.
He is also preceded
in death by his sister, Sandra Schietecatte.
Leon was a devoted
member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chesterton, where his son is the
pastor. He was a plumber and was also the owner of Leon Fickel Contracting.
will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at 1 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran
Church, 106 E. 1100 N., Chesterton, IN 46304, with Reverend William Foy
officiating. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10 a.m. until
time of service at the church. Burial will follow at Angelcrest Cemetery,
In lieu of flowers,
the family requests memorial donations to St. Paul Lutheran Church,
under the direction of White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton.
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