January 20, 1949 - January 4, 2015
Jerry T. Ficke, 65, of Villa Hills, KY passed away on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at his home. He was a retired Sales and Marketing Director for 40 years. Jerry enjoyed playing a variety of sports, loved boating, enjoyed all types of music and spending time with family, especially his 7 young grandchildren. Jerry is survived by his Wife: Cathy Jo Toebbe Ficke; Daughters: Leah (Michael) Jones and Gina (Chad) Koop; Son: Ryan (Susan) Ficke; Sisters: Janice Kleem, Linda (Jim) Nageleisen, Debbie (Raymond) Schmidt and Kathleen (Doug) Hartke; Brother: Randy (Mary) Ficke; Grandchildren: Ava Jones, Braxton Jones, Malia Jones, Layla Ficke, Jack Ficke, Annabelle Ficke and Lola Koop. Visitation will be at St Joseph Church 2470 Lorraine Ct. Crescent Springs, KY 41017 on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 from 4:00 PM until Mass of Christian Burial at 6:00 PM. Committal Service will be performed by Deacon Hudson Henry on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary Cemetery in Fort Mitchell, KY. Memorials are suggested to Chicks & Chucks Breast Cancer Foundation P.O. Box 76166 Highland Heights, KY 41076. Online Condolences may be expressed at www.connleybrothersfuneralhome.com.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I went to school with Jerry. Many fond memories.
To the Fickes, Koops and Jones’…what can I say that I am sure you haven’t heard a thousand times, I love and miss him. He has given me advice, corrected and kept me grounded when I needed it. He was the first to congratulate you and the first to buy you a drink. Even the smallest accomplishment landed you dinner with him. I have known him for a long time. How long I am not sure….forever? A piece of my heart is gone which like all of you will take a long time to grow back, if ever. But, when I am down I think of the one liners my friend would say that always made me smile. Put the bulldog away..I don’t dance in town and Davey-boy, like my old man used to say…you never have time to do it right but always have enough time to fix it. I will always miss you my friend.
Dear Cathy Jo and family, I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. I did not find out in time to express my condolences in person. I am sure he was a well-loved man and will be sorely missed by everyone who knew and loved him. You have my best wishes and warmest sympathy.
My sincere sympathy to the entire Ficke family. Keep him in your heart, and your memories will fill it with joy.
Love and Prayers, Jean & Bob Tate
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very difficult time.
I had the pleasure of knowing Jerry through a mutual friend (Mark). I met Jerry through Better Bodies 13 years ago and BS’d with him regularly at the gym. I had the pleasure of taking a golf trip with him and friends down in Ky. On this trip I realized what a good person he was. We bonded during some personal issues we were going through around the same time. I truly hate to hear of Jerry’s passing and my condolences to his family. They were definitely the most important part of his life.
In deepest sympathy, I pray that your memories of Jerry be rich and comforting until you meet again. May he rest in the peace of Jesus.