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Rickie Bickle (#40830938)
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Bio Photo I live in Newton, Iowa and will be happy to locate and photograph markers in my area.

I retired from the Air Force August 1 2009 after 26 years of service as a Master Sergeant. I am also a member of the Rapid City, South Dakota Masonic Lodge #25 and the NAJA Shriners.

Photography is my hobby/passion. I will try to fulfill as many requests as possible with quality photos. I enhance all photos to provide the best quality I can.

I trim grass covering markers and sweep off debris to enable a clear view of the marker. I photograph the entire marker as well as a close up of the name inscription. Past experience I have learned people like to see the entire marker and not just a close up of the inscription. I also photograph the back of the marker if there is any inscription on the back.

I NEVER rub chalk or other substances on markers. Chalk will DAMAGE a marker and speed the deterioration of the stone. I use a foil technique that uses aluminum foil to enhance the inscription. This technique does not damage markers and actually works better than chalk.

I can e-mail the full size photos upon request.

I recently became a member of the Jasper County, Iowa Cemetery Commission.

I am interested in my family genealogy surnames of Bickle, Baker, Hoy, Kintz, Plumb, Rinard, Bladwin and several others.

I have entered memorial pages for all
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Steve Hanken
RE: Iowa Veteran's Home Cemetery Additions
Mr. Bickle,
I would appreciate it if you would improve the photos I sent. I have been doing cemeteries with Civil War graves for a number of years and these are some of the first ones I shot and did it on the quick several years ago. Granted, they are far from perfect, but a photo is better than no photo, and that was what I was after when I sent them. I also noted some of the graves have been replaced since I shot these, so you know it was a while ago that I did the work and the graves were barely readable at the time, hopefully they to have been replaced.
Added by Steve Hanken on Jan 26, 2015 5:16 AM
Theresa Ehlers
Memorial #39486956
I added a picture of James & Rebecca Manning and his dedication, could you edit his information please? He was my Great Grand Uncle. Would appreciate your help. Thanks for all you do for Find A Grave!!!

Thank You!
Theresa Ehlers
Added by Theresa Ehlers on Jan 18, 2015 7:28 PM
L Mastan
Mary L (Perry) Johnson
Thank you so much for so quickly adding the info about the marriages of Mary L (Perry) Johnson. And thank you for all your wouk with Find A Grave. I'm certain you have helped many folks find the final resting places of loved ones.
Blessings, Leona
Added by L Mastan on Jan 18, 2015 4:06 PM
S. Crumpacker
Hello, found this photo on Ebay. It's of a Scott Sipe, Mankato, Ks.
Added by S. Crumpacker on Nov 18, 2014 7:26 PM
Ellen Bishop
RE: Do you remember
Ok, the person who made this memorial said for some reason that there was another marker for this baby in Hot Springs, and I think that is not true, there are two, the on in Custer Park and the one at Fairburn, I didn't know they were for the same baby until now, lol Thanks for your help in resolving this.
Added by Ellen Bishop on Nov 14, 2014 3:42 PM
Ellen Bishop
RE: Do you remember
I did send the memorial number but I can send the link too.
Added by Ellen Bishop on Nov 14, 2014 8:35 AM
Lee Ann DeCamp Collins
Merrill Buckley
Thank you for the picture of Merrill Buckley.
Lee Ann Collins
Added by Lee Ann DeCamp Collins on Nov 13, 2014 10:20 PM
Ellen Bishop
Do you remember
any thing about a Baby Mann stone that you took a picture of in HOt Springs, I am assuming in is in Evergreen Cemetery but I don't know. He has a maker in Custer Park, where he died and apparently has one in Fairburn as well? I can find no documentation for a stone in Hot Springs but you seem to have a picture? 23516625 Harry Blanks took the one in Fairburn, I have recently gotten edit from a person who knew nothing about the situation.
Added by Ellen Bishop on Nov 13, 2014 4:04 PM
Nathan Bascom
Wow! Thank you for the excellent headstone photo for Nathan Bascom. It turned out great! If you could do all my photo requests I would be happy as can be. I really appreciate the photo, its too bad there were no dates on the stone, however, because of your photo I am able to link a child to her father. Keep up the great work. THANKS!!


Added by dells on Nov 10, 2014 5:30 PM
Thank you for the picture
Mr. Bickle,

Thank you for the picture of Sarah's headstone. My 86 year old Auntie will be very excited.Sarah was related by marriage and died when she was a toddler. I will call her tonight and tell her and will share the picture with her this weekend.

We both appreciate the your time and effort to do this for us.

God Bless you,
Added by MMCartwright on Nov 10, 2014 9:20 AM
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