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Lillian Mae Wick

December 22, 1923November 7, 2020

Lillian Mae Wick, 96, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Saturday, November 7, 2020, at Golden Years Homestead. She was born Letha Mae Evard to Bengaman and Orpha (Mills) Evard. She was later adopted by Melvin and Lora (Miles) Elliott and her name changed to Lillian Mae Elliott. She graduated from Central High School and International Business College. Lillian married Air Force Sergeant Lawrence Wick in December 1945 and was a military spouse for 20 years. Upon his retirement from the Air Force, they founded Wick's Air Filter Service and both retired in 1980. They were long time members of Colony Heights Church of Christ. Surviving are daughters, Patricia Wick, Jeanette (Michael) Carey, Linda (Dan Wall) Wick, and Denise (Philip) Hentz; six grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; and six great-grandchildren (two others arriving in 2021). She was preceded in death by her biologic and adoptive parents; her husband, Lawrence "Dutch" Wick; sisters, Mary, Mildred, and Geraldine "Jessie”; brothers, Ralph and Raymond; and her adoptive brother, LeRoy Elliott. Funeral services will be on Friday, November 13, 2020 at 11:00AM at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, 6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46819, with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 5:00-7:00 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials for Lillian may be made to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research or the Parkinson's Foundation. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.klaehnfahlmeltonfunerals.com for the family.

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Linda WIck

November 13, 2020

I am Lawrence and Lillian's 3rd daughter. My mother lived a full life of 96 years, 11 months.
She had a traumatic childhood, being placed in an orphanage as a 5-7 year old, and adopted out at age 12. Neither she nor my father had a home life to see how parents raised children. Yet the raised and nurtured 4 girls, which no learned skills, just instinct and decency. My mother was widowed for 11 years before she passed,and we learned to see her out of the shadow of being a couple, a mother,a grandmother, but as an individual, witty, astute, observant, and feisty. So, I learned that I probably never got anything over on her, she just kept it to herself. Played her cards close to the vest. She nurtured generations, and will be missed by her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Wicks,Evards, Elliots and Hills

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