The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

October 20, 2013


Enid News & Eagle

— Mr. and Mrs. John Wichert celebrated their 60th anniversary with a nine-day Nova Scotia Cruise with friends.

John Wichert and Darlene Slavicek were married Oct. 11, 1953, at Waukomis Methodist Church. The Rev. Harold Staats officiated.

John served 22 months with the U.S. Army, with 16 of those months in Korea. Following the service, he attended a trade school for diesel mechanics. He owned and operated a diesel mechanic shop in Enid for 16 years. He then moved to Waukomis, where he began his farming and cattle business.

Darlene kept the books for the business and later worked for the Farm Service Agency until she retired in 1997.

Their children are Jo Dean Adams and husband Mark, Coatesville, Pa., and Troy Wichert, Waukomis. They have one grandson.