Jennie Wicklman

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Jennie Wicklman, nee Lucash, 56, of Freeburg, IL, born January 21, 1961 in Belleville, IL, died Sunday, August 20, 2017, at Saint Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Jennie was the seventh of seven children.  She was loyal employee of Greensfelder Law Firm, Belleville, IL.  She was a generous and dedicated person, always with a smile on her face.  She loved to garden, was constantly busy making improvements to her surroundings, and enjoyed participating in 5k and other runs, mostly for a charitable purpose.

She was preceded in death by her father, Arthur A. Lucash; and two brothers, Clark and Tom Lucash.

She leaves behind her loving husband of over 30 years, David Wicklman;
her gorgeous daughter and the light of her life, Rachael Wicklman;
her dear mother, Areta, nee Kessler, Lucash;
three brothers, Randy (Cheryl) Lucash, Daniel (Debra) Lucash, and Pat (Judy) Lucash;
her sister, Julie (Kevin) Zeisset;
two aunts, Sister Rita Marie Lucash and Peggy Emery;
and many nieces and nephews.

We will find it extremely difficult to go on without her, and she will be remembered daily.

Memorials may be made to the Cancer Research Foundation.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral: As per Jennie’s often stated wishes, there will be no funeral service. Please honor her by making a conscious effort to be a good person every day.



25 Comments on Jennie Wicklman

Suzanne Borger said : Guest Report Aug 29, 2017 at 1:51 AM

I lost touch with Jennie, yet over the years have thought of her often. I loved her laugh, her beautiful smile, and her gentle personality. She is in many of my favorite memories. My thoughts and prayers will be with you all. My deepest condolences, Suzanne Borger

  • Boerne
  • TX
dave germain said : Guest Report Aug 28, 2017 at 8:06 PM

this is HARD! The best we can do is to be as better person as Jenny wished.

  • freeburg
  • il
Matt Lucash said : Guest Report Aug 26, 2017 at 11:32 PM

Man, this is tough to read, but it is great to hear see all the nice things people have to say about my precious aunt. Always a caring and giving person. No words can express our loss, especially Rachael and Dave. Love you guys!

  • Waterloo
  • Il
Tammy Nelson-Burris said : Guest Report Aug 25, 2017 at 8:30 PM

David & Rachael & family, I am very sorry for your loss. I worked with Jennie several years ago and thankfully, have stayed in touch. Jennie was just a genuinely good, sweet & kind person. We have had a lot of laughs together and I will cherish the memories. Rachael, she spoke of you often when we would get together and I know she was very proud of you! She always had photos of you to share & loved talking about her family. She will be missed.

  • Highland
  • Illinois
Sarah Whitehead said : Guest Report Aug 25, 2017 at 7:42 PM

Jennie, since leaving Greensfelder, I have thought of you often. I have missed your compassion, engagement, kindness and your great energy. I know the entire office is mourning their loss, along with your family and friends. Sending love and strength to all who miss you. I know we will find peace and comfort in happy memories, because there are so many of them. You touched so many lives and were an example to all of us. You will live in our memories forever.

  • Webster Groves
  • MO
Carol Thomas said : Guest Report Aug 25, 2017 at 3:08 PM

Dave, Rachael and the Lucash family; I was saddened to learn that my sweet Jennie Lu had passed away. She was a true friend to me for so many years. We had so much fun together and I will always hold those memories close to my heart. My prayers are with you all.

  • Saint Clair
  • MO
rich rieso said : Guest Report Aug 25, 2017 at 1:48 PM

I met Jennie 40 years ago when we were 16, i was from belleville but spent a lot of time in FB. She was my first real date, picked her up drove her to the Lincoln Theater and seen Smokey and the Bandit. Her friend Rhonda, Jennie and myself became sorta like the 3 amigo's, we had a blast hanging out with each other. i joined the Air Force in 1981 and lost touch with her. I recently moved back into FB area. this past year i ran into her several times in FB. i was so amazed that she was the same sweet person i first met. It was comforting to know that she lived close by. life long friends are hard to come by and she was very special to me. David and Rachael please accept my condolences i can't imagine the pain you must be going through. Jennie we will miss you and thank you for being such a good friend.

  • new athens
  • il
Cathy Jurak-Hoffman said : Guest Report Aug 25, 2017 at 11:03 AM

My deepest sympathies to family and friends. Jennie was and is a true angel and I am a better person for having known her. We should all model ourselves after Jennie and her love for others! Praying for God's Peace and Comfort for her loved ones.

  • OFallon
  • IL
Cindi Harsy said : Guest Report Aug 25, 2017 at 4:56 AM

I'm am so sorry for your loss. She was as sweet as when she was a little girl. Will always remember her beautiful face. I'm sure she will be deeply missed.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Debra Lubbes said : Guest Report Aug 25, 2017 at 4:39 AM

I worked with Jenny for many years quite a few years ago at Coburn Croft law firm. She will always be remembered for her smiling face and great kindness. She never had a bad thing to say about anyone and she was always so happy. I know she struggled for many years with her illness and she did it with great strength and and braveness. May she now rest in peace.

  • Valmeyer
  • IL
Sherrie Neely said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2017 at 11:52 PM

I worked with Jennie for only a short time. But during the brief I worked with her she was kind, gracious, patient - she was a truly a beautiful person. I am very sorry for your loss.

  • new baden
  • IL
Bill Greive said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2017 at 9:45 PM

I am so sorry to hear of her death. I can still see her playing outside her house as I would drive by on my way home from work. I lived two blocks away from her family in the late 1960's and was friends with her older brothers.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Debbie Thompson said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2017 at 6:02 PM

To the Lucash and Wicklman Families - Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of Jennie. I remember Jennie fondly growing up in Freeburg, and words truly cannot express how sorry I am to learn of her passing. She will live on forever in everyone's hearts and minds of those who knew and loved her. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. God Bless you all, Debbie Thompson

  • O'Fallon
  • IL
Vicki Helms-President, F. W. Club said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2017 at 5:27 PM

Our sympathy and prayers to the family that Jennie loved. From Areta's friends in the Freeburg Woman's Club.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Linda Italiano said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2017 at 3:07 PM

Words are not enough to describe how special Jennie was, or how hard it is to lose such an extraordinary person. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and all those who knew and loved her. The best way I can describe Jennie is that she was truly an angel who blessed and touched many lives! Her kindness, vibrancy and zest for life will surely be missed. I'm certain she is already brightening the heavens! We will never forget you. Rest in Peace sweet lady!

  • Belleville
  • IL
Debbie Hawthorne said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2017 at 2:43 PM

Jen, words cannot express the loss we all feel right now. I feel blessed to have known you and called you one of my best friends. The heavens gained a true angel with you. My deepest sympathy and prayers to Dave, Rachael and the family. Love you always.

  • Fayetteville
Karen Skidmore said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2017 at 1:20 PM

I am so sad to hear this news. Jennie was such a beautiful person. I worked with her many years ago at Coburn, Croft & Putzell. I don't remember her ever being anything but loving, cheerful and happy. Such a great person and I know this has to be extremely hard on all of you. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. God bless

  • High Ridge, MO
  • MO
Mark Lucash said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2017 at 1:11 PM

So sorry. She will be missed

  • Freebu
  • Il.
Ryan Barke said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2017 at 1:03 PM

Rachael and Dave, my heartfelt condolences to you and the rest of Jennie's family. This world will not ever know a more kind and selfless person than Jennie. She was and will continue to be an inspiration to us all.

  • Fairview Heights
  • Illinois
Joy Lucash Sinsay said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2017 at 3:53 AM

I was so sad to hear the news of my dear cousin Jennie Please accept my sincere condolences and may our prayers help comfort you all and hasten the jounney of her soul to heaven

  • Canoga Park
  • CA
Fr Mark Reyling said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2017 at 3:49 AM

Please accept the prayers of the parish family of St Joseph for your family during this difficult time.

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Lesia Zipfel said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2017 at 2:39 AM

Dearest friends - Dave, Rachael, Julie, Kevin, Areta and the whole Lucash family.... Our hearts are breaking for your loss. We pray that your sadness will fade and your lives will forever be illuminated by the enduring memories from the light and love of Jennie's kind and generous soul. Please know that you are not alone and let us help in any way we can. Your friends Phill, Lesia, Stephanie, and Jason Zipfel.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
DEB YOCH said : Guest Report Aug 24, 2017 at 2:34 AM

My heart breaks for Jennie's family at this most difficult time. Please know that you are in my prayers for understanding and peace for the future. Pat, I am speechless, we just had such a wonderful weekend with old friends from St Joe's. Please keep us close if you need us.

  • South Carolina
Russell K. Scott said : Guest Report Aug 23, 2017 at 9:30 PM

David and Rachael, Jennie was not just a loyal employee of Greensfelder, she was the heart of this office. Her smile, her charm, her wit were as important to our daily lives as her willingness to take on any task and assist in any project. She spoke of you both often and always with a smile and a twinkle in her eye. We cannot approach the level of your loss but we have also lost someone more than near and dear to us. Whatever any of us can do, just ask. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Russell K. Scott, Greensfelder Hemker & Gale P.C.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Marianne Pinkley said : Guest Report Aug 23, 2017 at 9:26 PM

Jennie, it is a sad time here at Greensfelder as we walk past your empty desk everyday. You have been loved for 15 years and will be loved and remembered forever. You were my dear friend and always will be. Dave and Rachel, I am so sorry for your loss. Jennie was a tremendous person and will never be forgotten. We all loved her so much. I hope that one day the wonderful memories that you have will shine through the sorrow.

  • Granite City
  • Illinois

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