Marian Wicks, 96Published 4:38pm Sunday, July 8, 2012
Born: April 10, 1916
Died: July 3, 2012
Marion F. Wicks passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2012, at Forest Glen Assisted Living in Dowagiac.
Marian’s life began April 10, 1916, in Dowagiac, the daughter of Clarence and Eva (Henwood) Paul.
She attended school in Dowagiac and worked for James Heddon and Sons as a young lady. On May 25, 1939, Marian was united in marriage to Harland C. Wicks at the Federated Church in Dowagiac. In 1950, they opened Wick’s Apple House, selling apples, potatoes,and cider on the front lawn of the family farmhouse. As the business grew, Marian ran the pie-making day in the Apple House Bakery.
She was a member of the Dowagiac Junior Arts and loved playing tennis and golf.
Her loving family includes her children, Paul (Suzanne) Wicks of Dowagiac; Judy (Dan) Ries, of South Haven; and Greg (Carole) Wicks, of Kalamazoo; grandchildren, Kimberly (Ron) Montgomery, of Sister Lakes; Michelle (Brian) McManus, of Portage; Bradley (Val) Ries, of Colorado; Adam (Brittney) Ries, of Battle Creek; Nicole Wicks, of Kalamazoo; and Brett (Ryanne) Wicks, of South Carolina; great-grandchildren, Kayla Montgomery, Ava Ries, Braden Ries, Katie McManus and Christopher McManus; and great-great-grandson, Mason S. Labencki.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Harland, in 2003; sisters, Lucille Freeland and Marjorie Durren; and brother William “Hootie” Paul.
Her family will gather with friends at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 19, at Silver Creek United Methodist Church, for her memorial service led by Pastor Heather McDougal. Yazel & Clark Chapel is serving the family. Please sign her guestbook and leave a memory of Marian at www.yazel-clark.com.