Jack L. Fickert, age 81, of Celina, passed away He succumbed to injuries sustained in a traffic accident in August.
He was born December 11, 1939, in Mercer County, to Levi L. and Elsie L. (Kanorr) Fickert. On March 3, 1962, he married Virginia L. Woods, who preceded him in death February 17, 2008.
Jack is survived by three sons: Jim (Connie) Woods of Lake Wales, Florida, Steve Koesters of Celina, and Tim (Janet) Fickert of Fort Loramie, and a daughter, Chris Godwin of Celina, as well as 18 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, and a brother and two sisters: Jerry Fickert of Lima, Janet (Leroy) Hoaglin of Van Wert, and Cheryl (Carl) Jenkins of Homosassa Springs, Florida.
Also surviving are brothers and sisters-in-law: Mary Fickert of Celina, Bill (Jane) Woods of St. Henry, and Pam (Henry) Billerman, Rick (Rita) Woods, and Vina Woods, all of Celina, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Tracy Ellis, brother, Don Fickert, and brothers and sisters-in-law: Ernie Woods, Gerald "Buss" Woods, Charley Woods, Phyllis Jean (Frank "Dino") Dunno, and Jackie (Dick) Feierstein.
worked as an auxiliary police officer from 1965-1969. In June of 1969, Jack was hired as a full-time officer by the Celina Police Department, where he retired after 29 years of service.
Favorite pastimes of Jack's were going to auctions and working on drag race cars. He enjoyed watching old black & white Westerns on TV, and listening to Country-Western music, especially George Jones.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, December 18, at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina, with Pastor Randy Christian, officiating. Burial will follow at Mercer Memory Gardens, Celina.
Calling Hours are 1:00 - 6:00 p.m., Thursday, December 17, and an hour prior to the funeral service on Friday, at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Celina.
Those attending are required to wear masks, practice social distancing as much as possible, and follow the COVID-19 guidelines established by Governor DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health.
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