OBITUARY

Joseph "Joe" Brett Wichman

November 23, 1977November 6, 2019
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Joseph (Joe) Brett Wichman, 41, passed away on November 6, 2019.

Joe is survived by his parents, Jim and Janie Seymour, Dennis and Marilyn Wichman and his brother Jeff Wichman.

Visitation services will be held at White Chapel Funeral Home on November 12, 2019 from 5-8 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please send money to North Kansas City Baseball at PO Box 34727 North Kansas City, MO 64116

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Joseph "Joe" Brett Wichman

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Kandel Wood

November 16, 2019

One summer Joe helped us install a front landscaping wall. I got us food and put it on the patio table in the back. As I was trying to open the patio umbrella the table shattered. I started crying hysterically. Joe came back to see if I was ok surprised to see me bawling over a table, spilled drinks, and fast food on the ground. Now I’ll admit I may have overreacted just a bit but looking back it was probably funny to watch as this big tall guy awkwardly hitting this much smaller inconsolable girl on the back knocking her forward with each blow. I will say he was gracious enough not to tease me to much about that as we shortly found out I was pregnant at the time and we are going to blame that whole reaction on the baby. Although I had not seen much of Joe in the last year I will not forget where I was or how I could not catch my breath when I found out he was gone. It still makes me smile and chuckle when I think about how I was always greeted with “What’s up Warden?” Yet it saddens me that I won’t hear it again. I know that although it is harder for us now that he would not be happy if he could not have lived life full of activity & craziness. He will be missed but not forgotten.

Kandel Wood

November 16, 2019

Joe was my first long distance relationship. Ironically my husband wasn’t jealous. When Joe was in Texas, he would write Nick a front and back letter. I had never met Joe, and only new him as one of Nick’s very close friends. So, the natural response is to send this stranger a typed mini novel in return. I would update him with everything that was going on with us, Nick’s family, I would confide all my concerns and fears. This continued for 3-4 years. Not only did lots change, but I grew close to a person I had never met. He would address my concerns and provide reassurance. A couple drastic changes included Nick getting married, having two sons, going to bed by 9pm, and feeling hung over after 2 beers. So naturally Joe dubbed me the “Warden” as this was all my fault. From that point on Joe never went out with Nick without asking for my permission. I would roll my eyes and tell him “of course he can go. Someone has to keep you out of trouble.” I don’t think there was ever a time that Joe would come around and we wouldn’t have these playful kidding moments. I once told him that I was going to hit him in the head with a bag of pennies. I figured all the cents must have been knocked out maybe using a bag of pennies would knock some back in. Even though we enjoyed given each other a hard time he could always be counted on. He helped us move twice. If he said he was going to be there he would be. If I called him for help, he would drop what he was doing to come help me and the boys. He could always be counted on.

Amy Randolph

November 15, 2019

I am so sorry to hear of Joe's passing. Joe was always such a great guy growing up in the neighborhood. I will always remember his big smile and even bigger heart. I am so glad I got to see him at our high school reunion.

I will be sending prayers to his family.

Brycen Chambers

November 12, 2019

His son Jayden is my bestfriend and I will support him that his father has died I feel really bad for him and his family and i hope his dad has a sleeps well.🙏👍

Kathy (Wehmueller) & Lenny Pittala

November 12, 2019

We are so very sorry for your loss. We both have fond memories of Joe growing up. Your family is in our prayers.

Kathy & Lenny Pittala

Bob and Mary Neptune

November 12, 2019

We are truly sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. Please accept our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with The Wichman family.

Sincerely,
Bob & Mary Neptune and family

Rod Hale

November 11, 2019

So sorry to learn of the loss of your son and brother. Dennis, Marilyn and Jeff, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Rod

Stacie George

November 11, 2019

Joe and I have some wild memories together, my thoughts and prayers are with everyone! He was a solid and genuine friend, and had a big heart ❤️!! Grateful for the time and memories!!

Michele Talbott

November 11, 2019

Michele Talbott

November 11, 2019

Joseph Brett will always be remembered here ..Joe was a free spirit and friend to many..Joe was many things to me, father to my son, over 30 years my friend and companion with ups and downs and ins and outs...He was family to me for so long and the loss is great for many! We were estranged many times as we fought our own battles but we always remained in contact and love regardless of our own hardships. To his friends and family I knew well, my heart goes out to all of you and in this time of grief and loss...MAY GOD give you strength and comfort...Love to all of you from Michele and Jayden Wichman

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