John E. Sichert, 92, of Franklin, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, at home after a brief period of hospice care.
He was born on Oct. 3, 1922, in Washington, D.C.
He served briefly in the U.S. Navy in 1942, stationed in Norfolk, Virginia.
He was employed 20 years at National Electric Machine Shop in Maryland.
He married Marjory Edney of Tryon, North Carolina, on Nov. 17, 1951. She was his true love, best friend and lifetime partner of more than 63 years.
He founded his own mechanical engraving business in Burtonsville, Maryland, in 1962.
John retired in 1979 and moved to Florida. For most of the next 23 years, he and Marge lived in Vero Beach before moving to the Indianapolis area. He loved people and made many friends wherever he lived, sharing his life stories along the way with anyone who would listen.
Survivors include his wife, Marjory Sichert; a son, John William Sichert of Fairfield, Pennsylvania; a daughter, Nancy Lynn Sichert of Indianapolis; a cousin; great-cousin; two nieces; two nephews; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, John William Sichert; his mother, Catherine Karle Sichert; a sister, Catherine Marie Smith; and a brother, Elmer A. Sichert.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main St. Calling will be from 11 a.m. until service time Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.