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William T. Wichert

January 30, 1933 — July 20, 2022

William T. Wichert, Jr. “beloved father, Poppi, and educator”

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.---William T. “Ted” Wichert, Jr., 89, of Shinglehouse, passed away on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, in UPMC Cole, Coudersport.

Born on Monday, January 30, 1933 in Cuba, N.Y., he was a son of William T. Sr. and Helen M. Chamberlin Wichert. On August 24, 1957 in Mansfield, he married Joyce L. Bowman, who passed away on October 24, 2009.

Ted graduated from Coudersport High School, Class of 1952. In high school, he played football and basketball. He was the first basketball player in the 1000 Point Club in the school. After high school, Ted served in the US Coast Guard. He then attended Mansfield Teacher’s College, graduating in 1957 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.

Ted spent his whole career at Oswayo Valley Elementary School in Shinglehouse, teaching 5th and 6th grade Math and Science. While there, he also for a number of years, drove a school bus. He started the Hunter Safety program in the school. He was a basketball coach and was a certified life guard at the “Sunnyside swimming hole”.

Ted attended the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church. He was a life member and past commander of the Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530 where he, along with his wife in their younger years, were very active members. He was a member of the Potter County Honor Guard. He was a member and Past Master of Sharon Lodge #598 F. & A.M. in Shinglehouse, a member of the Coudersport Consistory, a member of the Ismailia Shrine in Buffalo, where he was active in the Shrine Circus. He was a member of the Oneida Fishing Club. He loved to fish, hunt, camp, cook, play cards, and make sauerkraut in October. At one time he assisted with Little League and Junior Little League in Shinglehouse. He very much enjoyed attending sporting events at Oswayo Valley. His greatest love was his family.

Left to cherish his memory are two sons, William T. “Tedd” (Deb) Wichert and Kent A. (Lisa) Wichert, both of Shinglehouse; nine grandchildren, Amy Wichert, Jason Wichert, Eric Wichert, Ryan (Margie) Wichert, Chelsea (Andrew) Bean, Lindsey (Adam) Jandrew, Jake Wichert, Jillian Wichert, and Noah Wichert; four great-grandchildren, Bentley Wichert, Morgan Wichert, Beau Jandrew, and Emmie “Emily as Poppi called her” Jandrew; a sister, Sandra Schreiber of Hughesville; and three nephews.

Ted was predeceased by his parents and his wife.

Family and friends may call from 11am to 1pm on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 1pm with Pastor Preston Hutchins, Jr., of the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

Members of Sharon Lodge #598 F. & A.M. will conduct a memorial service at 12:30pm in the funeral home on Tuesday.

Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord full military honors on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to SYSBA (Shinglehouse Youth Softball Baseball Association), PO Box 516, Shinglehouse, PA 16748; or to the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, PO Box 296, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Ted’s family entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences, light a candle or share a fond memory of Ted, please visit or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

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