Kenneth E. Wical

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Kenneth E. Wical, DDS
Dr. Kenneth E. Wical, DDS, MSD, a longtime resident of Loma Linda, died Monday, July 9th, in Redlands. He was born May 9th, 1930 in St. Helena, CA to Florence and Carlton Wical. He spent 33 years as a Professor and Assistant Dean at Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, retiring in 1995.
A passionate teacher, he devoted his life to his students. He had also served his country in the US Public Health Service. He served as a Missionary Dentist on several Native American reservations, and established the Dental Clinic at Monument Valley, Utah.
Dr. Wical was a graduate of the Loma Linda Academy, the USC School of Dentistry, and the University of Washington.
Kenneth had deep religious convictions and served as a deacon in his church. He was an accomplished private pilot, and enjoyed hiking, camping, and mountain climbing. He loved to work on anything with an engine.
Dr. Wical is survived by his wife Virginia, daughters Susan A. Baughman and Carol L. Johns, sons Scott C. and Kenneth W. , grandsons Travis, Austin, Kenneth, and Thomas; sister Phyllis Wical, and brother Dr. Charles Wical.
Memorial service will be at the Loma Linda University Church on Sunday, July 22nd at 4pm. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, the Loma Linda Academy, or the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research.
Published in San Bernardino Sun on July 15, 2012
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