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Joseph John Tickle

1937 - 2021



Joseph John Tickle, 83, of Pentwater, passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2021. He was born May 21, 1937, in Hart, the son of George and Etta (Timmons) Tickle.

Joe graduated from Hart High School and was a proud veteran of the US Navy. He went on to serve the community of Whitehall for 17 years as chief of police, and then retired from Consumers Energy after more than 25 years of employment. Joe enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, and spending time with his family, especially at their home on the North Branch of the Pentwater River.

On March 31, 1956, Joe married Mary Ann Hughes, and she survives him. He is also survived by: his children, Jeannie Vaillancourt and Joseph James Tickle; grandchildren, Heather (Chris) Luttrell, Dr. Katherine (Rev. Derek Stefanovsky) Vaillancourt, Tyra (Raymond) Martinez, and Jacob Vaillancourt; great-grandchildren, Alexandra Lutrell, Rylie Luttrell, Alana Martinez, Gabriella Martinez, Hailey Jo Martinez, and Remington Martinez; sister, Greta (Raymond) McDonald; brothers-in-law, George Kerr, James (Melodie) Hughes, and Michael (Alice) Hughes; and sisters-in-law, Carol Keck and Patricia Todd.

Joe was preceded in death by: his parents; daughter, Mary Jo Tickle; son-in-law, Jim Vaillancourt; and sister, Georgetta Kerr.

In accordance with Joe’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no services will be held at this time.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Crystal Valley Care Fund, PO Box 451, Hart, MI 49420, or the Pentwater VFW Post #6017, 8440 N Business 31, Pentwater, MI 49440.

Arrangements are by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby.

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Leta Prim99

April 15, 2021 9:12 AM

So very sorry.  Much love  Mary Ann to you and the family

Melodie, Bill and grandchildren

April 13, 2021 4:02 PM
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Our sympathy for your loss. Treasure your memories. With much love, 

John & Kay

April 9, 2021 12:18 PM

Jeannie & family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
John & Kay

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Louann Hoffman VanBergen

April 9, 2021 12:49 AM

MaryAnn so sorry to read of your husband's passing.. 

Rusty;Jill and family

April 8, 2021 7:02 PM

Uncle Joe was always fun to be around.We will miss him.
Rusty;Jill and family

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