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Gerald Peter Bickel

January 25, 1931 October 7, 2016
Gerald Peter Bickel
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Obituary for Gerald Peter Bickel

Gerald (Jerry) Peter Bickel, 85 died peacefully at home on October 7, 2016. Jerry was born on January 25, 1931 as the second son of Frank and Lucille (Welter) Bickel. In 1951 he was drafted in the U.S. Marine Corp. for two years. On returning home honorably discharged, he worked at WI Dried Egg Plant along with farming. Jerry married his beautiful girlfriend, Delores Thompson “she is still pretty!” on April 7, 1956. They were always together. He farmed all his life with his parents and family, and worked in Oconto Catholic Cemetery for 36 years, retiring in 2015. He loved every day and made many friends. Jerry loved to make people laugh. He was very proud of his family.

Jerry is survived by his bride of over 60 years, Delores, sons John (Jeanie), Father Tim, Mike (Lori Tonn), daughters Barb (Jayme) DeHut, Virginia (Steve) VanVonderen, Julie (Jack) Sylvester and Julie Pasternak, along with twelve grandchildren, six great grandchildren, brother, Frank, in-laws Lorraine Brokiewicz, LaVern Thompson, Ace and Mary Thompson, and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his loving parents, eldest son Tom, infant son Paul Joseph, siblings Gordon & Loraine, Norman & Shirley, and sister-in-law Donna Bickel, in-laws, Carl and Nora Thompson Sr., William Brokiewicz, Ray & Irene, Lyle and Bev Thompson.

The family will receive relatives and friends at Holy Trinity Catholic Church (716 Madison St., Oconto, WI 54153) on Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial beginning at 12:00 pm. Burial will take place at the Oconto Catholic Cemetery with Military Rites by Oconto American Legion Post #74. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to Milwaukee Children's Hospital. PLEASE NO FLOWERS.

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Visitation

Thursday

13

Oct

9:00 AM 10/13/2016 9:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/13/2016 12:00:00 PM
Holy Trinity Catholic Church

300 Arbutus Avenue
Oconto, WI 54153

Holy Trinity Catholic Church
300 Arbutus Avenue Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Service

Thursday

13

Oct

12:00 PM 10/13/2016 12:00:00 PM
Holy Trinity Catholic Church

300 Arbutus Avenue
Oconto, WI 54153

Holy Trinity Catholic Church
300 Arbutus Avenue Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Milwaukee Childrens Hospital

8915 W. Connell Ct.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
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