Lloyd Christ Wicke

Lloyd Christ Wicke (1901–1996) was an American Bishop of The Methodist Church and the United Methodist Church, elected in 1948. When he died in 1996 he was the oldest of the 117 active and retired United Methodist Bishops at that time, as well as the last one elected during the decade of the 1940s. Lloyd was born 22 May 1901 in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of John and Katherine Christ Wicke. Lloyd married Gertrude Jane Allen of Waterville, New York in 1924. Mrs. Wicke died 2 January 1978 in Fort Myers, Florida after a long illness. The Wickes had taken up residence in Fort Myers following the Bishop's retirement in 1972. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Wicke was survived by their two daughters (of Basking Ridge, New Jersey and Fort Wayne, Indiana, respectively), and by a sister, Mrs. Charles McClean of Waterville. Mrs. Wicke was interred in the Waterville Cemetery. In 1979 Bishop Wicke married Eunice LeBourveau Ensley, the widow of fellow U.M. Bishop F. Gerald Ensley. She graduated from Boston University in 1932 and taught school before marrying Francis Gerald Ensley. He died in 1976.

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Date of birth
Date of death
1996 at age of 95
Places lived
Cleveland , Ohio
pop. 390,113 (2013)


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