Lyle Bickel

Lyle Bickel, a son of Ed

and Rose (Roths) Bickel,

was born on April 15,

1928 near Willow City. He

was raised on a farm near

Willow City where he

lived and worked until

joining the US Army on

March 11, 1951. He

served overseas during

the Korean War and was

honorably discharged on

March 3, 1953. He re-

turned to the family farm

near Willow City. On Oc-

tober 29, 1953, he married

Grace Bower at Willow

City. They lived on the

farm until July of 2007

when they moved into

Willow City. Grace passed

away on April 12, 2009.

Lyle was a Lifetime

Member of the American

Legion. He enjoyed listen-

ing to the Minnesota

Twins and watching all

kinds of sports, going to

the casino, having coffee

with his friends, hunting,

and attending his

grandchildren’s activities.

He is survived by:

daughters, Barb Bickel of

Bowman and Camille

Bickel of Bismarck; son,

Mike Bickel and his wife,

Julie of Minot; grandsons,

Jeremy and Spencer Bick-

el of Minot and grand-

daughter, Madison Bickel

of Minneapolis; siblings,

Eulalia, Gene, Curtis,

Dwayne and Gary;

brother-in-law, Jim

Bower; sister-in-law, Ver-

na Bower, and numerous

nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife

and parents, he was pre-

ceded in death by a broth-

er, Jack and sisters, Fern,

Marge and Lila.

Arrangements were

with Nero Funeral Home

in Bottineau. Friends may

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