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Shelley Marie Wicka
February 3, 2023 ~ August 14, 2023
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Shelley Marie Wicka
Feb. 3, 1963 – August 14, 2023
We are sad to announce the unexpected passing of Shelley Marie Wicka, 60, of San Marcos, California. After a recent illness, Shelley passed away at her home on August 14, 2023.
Shelley was born Feb. 3, 1963, in San Diego to Gene and Marie (Eichman) Wicka. Shelley was the 5th of 6 children in the family. She was raised in the Pacific Beach area until the family moved in August 1966 to Winona, MN to be closer to their relatives. In Winona, Shelley attended St. Stanislaus Grade School and Cotter High School, graduating in 1981. In July of 1981, Shelley married Mark Peck and they soon moved to the Long Island area of New York. In New York Shelley worked in office management, sales support, and bookkeeping.
Shelley and Mark divorced in 2000 and Shelley moved to Escondido, CA where her parents then lived. Her brothers Don, Jeff (Doreen), Dave and Brian had also relocated there in the 1980’s. Shelley found employment as an Accounting Assistant, then as an Accounting Technician at Cal State University – San Marcos, California. She retired from Cal State – San Marcos in May of 2020.
Shelley most enjoyed and noticed the small things in life. Travel, big dogs, the color purple, hiking, and walks on the beach while collecting seashells were some of her favorite things. In fact, Shelley’s San Marcos home was near Discovery Lake where she often hiked. Also, Shelley had a bucket list of travel destinations and made it to many of them. They included flights and cruises to: Australia, New Zealand, the Panama Canal, South America, Hong Kong, China, Costa Rica, the Virgin Islands, the Mexican Riviera and more.
Shelley is now traveling on a journey to locations we cannot see. We will miss Shelley’s big smile and her kindness to all.
Shelley is survived by her siblings; Don of San Diego, CA, Marilyn (Tom) Ezdon of La Crescent, MN, Jeff (Doreen) of San Marcos, CA, Dave (Sookie) of Escondido, CA and Brian (Tammy) of Lakeside, CA. Jeff’s children: Krysten Wicka, and Kyle (Vallerie) Wicka and their son Ayden. Dave’s children: Nathan Wicka, Brandon Wicka and Kaylee Wicka. Brian’s children: Jacob Wicka, Aryanna and Serafina Spinks; and by one aunt, Gert Wicka, and many cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father (2019), Mother (2020) and Sister in-law Margo Kennedy (2022).
Services are entrusted to Allen Brothers Mortuary of San Marcos, California. A private family service will be held at a future date.