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Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

900 East Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI

OBITUARY

Jean Ann Fickes

February 5, 1946May 21, 2020

Lansing - Jean Ann Fickes died May 16, 2020, in Lansing, MI. She was born February 5, 1946 in Lansing, MI to Forest and Ann (Adams) Fickes.

Jean was proceeded in death by her brother Forest J. Fickes.

Jean retired from a successful and lengthy administrative assistant career with the State of Michigan. For much of her adult life, she greatly enjoyed sewing and needlework and was truly gifted at both. After retirement, Jean spent several years as Primary Teacher and was known to many in her Church of Jesus Christ LDS community as “Sister or Auntie Jean.”

Jean was passionate about dogs and held a great love for companion animals. She was faithful, prayerful, and ever thoughtful of others. Headstrong and determined, she was always willing to go the extra mile for the people she loved. Whether it was dates at McDonald's with her nieces and nephews, buying cute blankets for a friend, or instructing the youth at her church, she sought to illustrate the love of the Heavenly Father to all she met.

A private graveside service will be held at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Lansing, MI. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to: Church of Jesus Christ LDS, 5301 W Holt Rd, Holt, MI 48842 or the Humane Society.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.grlansing.com for the Fickes family.

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