Carl A. Wiker, Sr., 90, Ephrata, WWII vet, attorney, enjoyed travel and oil painting

By on June 18, 2014

Carl A. Wiker, Sr., 90, of Ephrata, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at Ephrata Community Hospital after 16 years with Parkinson’s disease.

Born in Lancaster on December 24, 1923, Carl was the son of the late Arthur S. and Esther C. Wiker of Willow Street.

Carl attended West Lampeter H.S. and graduated from J. P. McCaskey H.S., then from Franklin and Marshall College. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served four years in the South Pacific during World War II. He obtained his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and practiced in Lancaster and Potter Counties until retirement. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and traveling, especially out west. He liked working in his art studio, and his oil paintings were much admired. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family.

Carl is survived by his wife of 61 years: Sally (Baldwin) Wiker; their three sons and 14 grandchildren, including: Carl A. Wiker Jr., husband of Rosaleen (Kearney), of Wexford, and their children Aimee (wife of Daniel Long), Christopher, Leigh, and Allyson; Stephen T. Wiker, husband of Karen (Dingle), of Ephrata, and their children Melissa, Gregory, and Julia; and Benjamin D. Wiker, husband of Teresa (George), and their children Jacob, Anna, Faith, Clare, Nathaniel, Beatrice, and Rachel. Carl is also survived by his brother: Donald, of Ocala, Fla.; his sister: Janet, wife of James Sheely, of Cornwall; and four nephews.

A private Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Remembrances can be made in his memory to the Mennonite Central Committee, 21 S. 12th St., P. O. Box 500, Akron, PA 17501.

To submit online condolences, visit Arrangements by Scheid Funeral Home, Lancaster.

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