Visitation: Monday, September 9, 2019 from 1-3 PM and 5-7 PM at Grace Christian Fellowship 300 Timothy Dr, Sturgis, MI 49091
Funeral Service: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 10 AM also at Grace Christian Fellowship with burial to follow at Sturgis Memorial Gardens.
Joshua P. Wickey, age 41 of Kalamazoo, passed away peacefully at his home on Friday
September 6, 2019, surrounded by his beloved family.
Joshua, a son to Jeffery and Sharon (Sorko-Ram) Wickey, was born in Sturgis, Michigan,
on May 13, 1978. Joshua lived most of his life in the Sturgis and Kalamazoo region,
graduating from home school in 1996. Following completion of his home-schooling,
Joshua continued on to Western Michigan University to achieve a Bachelor of Science
and Mechanical Engineering Degree.
On April 7, 2007, Joshua married the love of his life, Rosanna Sookhai, on his family farm
in Sturgis, Michigan. Later that year on August 25th, Joshua and Rosanna were wed
again in Rosanna’s home town of Toronto, Canada.
Joshua most recently worked at Zoetis in Kalamazoo in the Mechanical Engineering
department as a Process Engineer.
Joshua loved his family, sharing the word of Jesus to others, music, and playing guitar.
He served as a Chaplain at Lagrange County Jail and volunteered at a refuge for street
kids in Mexico. Joshua and his family also are members of the Lifespring Church in
Joshua is survived by his wife Rosanna Wickey of Kalamazoo; his three sons Josiah,
Elijah, and Ezra; his parents Jeffery Sharon (Sorko-Ram) Wickey of Sturgis; three sisters
Sarah (Eric) Arreola, Elisha (Raul) Morales, and Hadassah Wickey; and many nieces and
He was Preceded in death by a brother Andrew Lin Wickey and both sets of grandparents,
Chris and Rebecca Wickey and Paul and Patricia Sorko-Ram.
The family will receive friends and family on Monday, September 9, 2019, from 1-3 PM
and 5-7 PM at Grace Christian Fellowship in Sturgis, Michigan at 300 Timothy Dr,
Sturgis, MI 49091. A funeral service celebrating the life of Joshua will be held on
Tuesday, September 10, 2019, also at Grace Christian Fellowship Church with services
performed by Joshua’s father Jeffery Wickey and Uncle Chris Wickey.
Online Condolences may be left for the family at Schipperfuneralhome.com.