Jean Ellen Ficht
Jean Ellen Ficht of Big Canoe died July 3, 2019. She was the wife of Thomas A. Ficht with whom she shared over 61 years of happy marriage.
A graduate of Streator Illinois High School and the Henrotin Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago, Ficht pursued a nursing career for over 23 years in various cities as an operating nurse. As avid travelers, the Fichts journeyed to all 50 states, seven continents and 46 separate nations. Ficht for many years was active in the Big Canoe Friendship Force. She was a member of the Tate United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 27 at 2 p.m. at the Tate United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. Online condolences may be made at roperfuneralhome.com.