Wanda Kanicka - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Wanda Kanicka

Born May 6, 1923

Wanda Kanicka, age 91, of Georgetown, DE, passed away peacefully on Saturday, November 15, 2014, at the Stockley Center.

Wanda was born in Wilmington, Delaware on May 6, 1923, and was a daughter of the late Mary and Frank Kanicki. She had been a resident of the Stockley Center since the age of ten. Wanda’s love and enduring spirit touched many hearts.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Genevieve Hettel, brother, Joseph Kanicki and his wife, Kathleen, brother-in-law, Francis Sobocinski, half brothers, Stanley, William and John Kanicki and half sisters, Helen Oliphant and Anne Swartz. Wanda is survived by her brother, Edward Kanicki and wife, Joan; sisters, Mary Johnson and Dorothy Sobocinski; brother-in-law, John Hettel; and 4 generations of loving nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to sincerely thank the staff of the Stockley Center for the loving care they provided to Wanda for many years.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Wednesday morning, November 19, 2014 at St. Hedwig R.C. Church, Linden and S. Harrison Streets, Wilmington, DE. Interment will follow in Cathedral Cemetery, 2400 Lancaster Ave., Wilmington, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Wanda’s name may be made to the Stockley Center, 26351 Patriots Way, Georgetown, DE 19947.


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  • Sending my love to everyone. Wanda is free and happy. God bless us everyone.
    Niece Janet

  • Rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers out to all the family.

  • Hello,
    My name is Jessica and i knew your your Aunt Wanda briefly from working in Stockley Center. She was such a beautiful spirited person. Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss.Take comfort in knowing that soon all those in the memorial tombs or grave will be resurrected or raised up back to life in conditions free from sickness, old age, and death (John 5:28,29; Revelation 21:4).

  • Today I was reminded of Wanda. I did not know her in person, yet, I’ve known of her my whole life and somehow always felt an unspoken bond. I am blessed that she was in this world as part of my family, and only regret that I didn’t make the time to get to know her personally. I do not question why she had to endure the life that she had because I believe she had a spiritual plan that we cannot understand in this world, and what we might see as disabilities, apparently was just “living” to her. I only know what people tell me that knew her and they say she made everyone around her smile and she was just “great!” I don’t imagine her resting in peace on the other side. Rather, i imagine her running the dance.