Thomas W. Bickel
(Obituary from the
Thomas W. Bickel, 67, Milan, died Monday, May 14, 2001, at
Illini Hospital, Silvis.
Services are 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Beulah Presbyterian Church,
Orion. Burial is in Beulah Cemetery, rural Orion, with military
rites conducted by Milan American Legion Post 569.
Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Family Funeral Services,
Milan, with Masonic services at 8 p.m. conducted by Eureka
Masonic Lodge 69 AF and AM, Milan. Memorials to Beulah
Presbyterian Church Roof Fund.
He was born Dec. 22, 1933, in Milan. He married Maureen Day May
2, 1953, in Milan.
He was a correctional officer at East Moline Correctional
facility for 18 years. Prior to that he owned Bickel Ford for
many years in Milan. He was a U.S. Army veteran.
He was member and past master of Eureka Masonic Lodge 69 AFandAM,
Milan; The Valley of Moline Consistory, KAABA Shriners of
Davenport; Kaiser-Frazer Owners Club; Crosley Auto Car Club;
Milan Optimist Club; T.P.A., Blackhawk Campers on Wheels; Elder
and member of the Beulah Presbyterian Church. He was a former
director of the Milan Indian Festival Queens Pagent and served
20 years on the Blackhawk Volunteer Fire Depart.; and Milan
American Legion Post 569.
Survivors include his wife, Maureen, Milan; and daughter and
son-in-law, Billie Jo and Donald Bargmann Sr., Orion. He was
preceded in death by Thomas W. Wright and Ella and Cecil Bickel.