Wichman, LeRoy C.
LeRoy Charles Wichman, age 80, left to be with his creator on June 22, 2013 in Appleton. He came into this world on February 4, 1933 in Appleton; the only son of the late Leona F. (Boers) and August L. Wichman.
LeRoy is survived by a sister, Eileen M. Coon and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Shirley Mae Wichman and Yvonne Irma (Wichman) Seif and a brother in law, Woodrow E. Coon.
LeRoy was a very loyal and patriotic career member of the U.S. Air Force. He entered upon his graduation from Appleton Sr. High School (West) on June 11, 1951. His honorable service career spanned almost 22 years and two armed conflicts, the Korean War and Vietnam; in which he served a tour in the later from October 1967 through November 1968. LeRoy also had duty in Saudi Arabia 1954-1955; the United Kingdom 1962-1965 and many other countries briefly, as well as many stateside bases. He retired from the U.S. Air Force with honors in September of 1972. Staying gainfully employed in the Fox Cities thereafter, until his overall retirement in May of 1994. LeRoy was a life member of The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA).
A memorial service for LeRoy will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 4:00 p.m. at Valley Funeral Home, Appleton. Family and friends may visit at the funeral home on Thursday from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Full military honors will follow the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in his name.
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on June 25, 2013