Ralph Marlyn Wickert

July 22, 1929 — January 8, 2022

Ralph Marlyn Wickert

Ralph "Marlyn" Wickert, 92, of Plymouth, IL, departed for his eternal home with our Lord on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at 2:35 am.  Marlyn's family and friends who miss him dearly rejoice over his home going.

Marlyn was born July 22, 1929, to Ralph R. Wickert and Bertha L. Jones Wickert at Plymouth, IL.  His parents and sister Mariam Munson preceded him in death.  Marlyn's brother and sister-in-law Loren and Jo Wickert survive, along with four nephews and a niece:  Jerry Munson, Mike Munson, Dan Munson, Scott Wickert, and Angie Wickert Dunn.  Brother-in-law Keith Mayo survives, in addition to his children Linda Colbert, Cliff Mayo, and Marsha Mayo.  The love of Marlyn's entire life, Jeannette, survives.

Marlyn and Jeannette's three children survive:  Mark Wickert, Plymouth, IL; Marlene Forman, Macomb, IL; and Cheryl and husband Bruce Holloway, Hillsboro, MO.  Also surviving are six grandchildren:  Sasha (Richi) Wickert-Gill of San Diego, CA; Seth Wickert of Evanston, IL; Alec (Ashley) Forman of Clover, SC; Evan (Laurin) Forman of Madisonville, KY; Jacob Holloway of Hillsboro, MO, and Jessica Holloway of Hillsboro, MO.  Marlyn's seven great-grandchildren survive:  Maddox, Indy, Bowie, and Cash Forman; Remington and Hudson Forman; and Evelyn Grant.

Upon high school graduation (1947) at Plymouth, IL, Marlyn began working on the farm at Scott's Neighborhood that was owned and operated by his maternal grandparents, Iford and Ardelia Jones.  Then, in 1950, Marlyn and his best friends enlisted in the National Guard at Quincy, IL.  After basic training, Marlyn shipped out to Tokyo, Japan.  He returned to the States in 1953 and immediately invested in the family farm where he had worked.  He met Jeannette Ann Mayo and they were united in marriage on April 16, 1954.

As a newly married couple, Marlyn and Jeannette owned and operated their grain and livestock farm and raised a family, attended Scott's Church, and were part of a close-knit neighborhood.  Through the decades, they enjoyed farm life and the community of friends and neighbors who were always there supporting each other.  Upon Marlyn's retirement, he and Jeannette purchased a home in Plymouth, but the farm at Scott's Neighborhood remained his favorite place to spend time mowing or tinkering with an old tractor.  The old family farm situated in the beautiful valley just down the lane near Scott's Church was always in his blood.

Memorials may be made to Faith Fellowship Church of Tennessee or Scott's Cemetery.

Hamilton Funeral Home, Augusta, IL, is in charge of arrangements.  A private family celebration will be planned.

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