Trudi Wicke passed away September 17, 2016. She was born February 22, 1936 in Youngstown, Ohio.
She attended Youngstown University and then St. Elizabeth Hospital School of Nursing, in Youngstown, graduating as a registered nurse.
Trudi married Ben Wicke on June 1, 1961. They moved to Upland, California after Ben began working at Kaiser Steel. They lived in Upland until 1986, then moved to Canyon Lake. Trudi continued to work part-time in the emergency room at San Antonio Hospital, retiring in 1994.
Ben and Trudi built their home on the Main Lake in 1988, but they have been property owners since the community was developed in 1968.
Trudi was very involved in the Canyon Lake Fine Arts Guild. With Ben, she regularly attended St. Vincent Ferrar Catholic Church in Sun City.
In addition to Ben, her husband of 55 years, Trudi is survived by four children: Bob Wicke (Karen), Juli Ann Creese (Craig), David (Jill) Wicke, Brad Wicke and seven grandchildren.
All the children live in Southern California and say they will really miss their mother and grandmother.
Services will be held on Monday, October 3, at St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church in Sun City, at 11 a.m.
A reception will immediately follow at the Canyon Lake Lodge.