Edward Anthony Wichmann,79, of Lee’s Summit, MO, passed away on October 8, 2021 after a brief illness. Ed was preceded in death by his mother, father, his two brothers James and Robert, and a sister-in-law.
He is survived by his wife Marlene (Koester), his sons Michael, Mark, Matthew (Amy), his brothers Rudy (Nancy), John, Anthony (Katherine), and by many other beloved family and friends.
A visitation will be held on October 13th at 10:00 am, followed by the rosary and a funeral mass at 11:00 am. The services will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1800 SW State Route 150, Lee’s Summit, Missouri 64082.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to Catholic Charities of Kansas City, or to Holy Spirit Catholic Church – Lee’s Summit, made in honor of Ed Wichmann.
I am home in heaven, dear ones,
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.
All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed.
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.
Did you wonder I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh! But Jesus’ love illumined
Every dark and fearful glade.
And He came Himself to meet me
In that way so hard to tread;
And with Jesus’ arm to lean on,
Could I have one doubt or dread?
Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still;
Try to look beyond earth’s shadows,
Pray to trust our Father’s Will.
There is still work waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remaineth,-
You shall rest in Jesus’ land.
When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!