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Karl O.E. Fickeissen

April 16, 1941 - March 31, 2022

Karl O.E. Fickeissen, age 80, of Newark, DE, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at home with the support of Accent Hospice, after a 16-year battle with 5 different cancers.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on April 16, 1941, he was the first child of the late Carl and Emma (Lamparter) Fickeissen. Karl grew up in Maple Shade, NJ and was a graduate of Moorestown High School. He proudly enlisted in the United States Navy and was assigned to the USS Patrick Henry and then the USS Alexander Hamilton, both nuclear submarines.

After 7 years under the sea he enrolled at Drexel University, earning a degree in mechanical engineering in 1971. That same year he married Janet, his wife of 50 years, moved to Lanoka Harbor, NJ where he was employed for 25 years at Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station. Janet and Karl raised one daughter, Sharon who now lives in Wilmington.

He was an avid Eagles and Phillies fan and lived to see both teams win the Super Bowl and World Series. His hobbies were boating and fishing the Barnegat Bay, and model railroading.

Karl is survived by his wife, Janet; daughter, Sharon; sister, Carol Kriza and her family in Charleston, SC.

A Celebration of Life reception will be held from 10 am until 12 pm on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at First Presbyterian Church, Memorial Hall, 292 West Main Street, Newark DE.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Karl’s memory to Fox Chase Cancer Center, Office of Institutional Advancement, 333 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111 or online by clicking here or to the Christiana Care’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, Office of Development, 4000 Nexus Drive Suite W3-300, Wilmington, DE 19803 or online by clicking here.

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  • Janet and Sharon- We are praying for you at this difficult time. While it has been a long time, you are always welcome to visit us here in Charleston. We hope you find peace in your memories of Karl. Xoxo, Robin, Andy, Drew and Ben

  • Thank you so much for the heartfelt words. It was a long road with 5 cancers in 16 years. Both of us are resting peacefully.