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Rickie Bickle (#40830938)
 member for 13 years, 1 month, 25 days
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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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John Sheffer
Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph John Sheffer's gravestone for me!

Stephanie Ingle
Added by Steph on Mar 18, 2014 5:54 PM
Cassandra R Finch
Thank you for posting your very fine photo of Cassandra's stone. Your efforts are truly appreciated.
Added by SJP on Mar 17, 2014 11:23 AM
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Wm Kinsey
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Andrew Thompson
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William Travis
Thank you so much for the photo. I am researching for his great grandaughter and she will surely appreciate these photos. Very kind of you to go to so much trouble. I live in Florida, and I really appreciate the time and effort.

Sincerest Thanks,

Added by Anonymous on Mar 16, 2014 2:14 PM
Mary E. Travis
Thank you so much. I was under the Impression she died in 1905. Will have to take another look.

Again Thank you,

Added by Anonymous on Mar 16, 2014 2:04 PM
Virginia Partch
A thank you...
P.S.: Your work is sooo appreciated!!! Thank you.
Added by Virginia Partch on Mar 15, 2014 12:10 PM
Virginia Partch
Memorials #39643096 and 122535178
Blanche Lillian Blake, B. 10 Jun 1912 in South Dakota, USA; d. 15 Nov 1997 in South Dakota, USA (my 2nd cousin) Her father and my grandfather are brothers.
She married Ralph W. Strong - Memorial #122535178; B. 26 26 Feb 1907 in South Dakota, USA; D. 16 Jan 1988 in Sturgis, Meade, South Dakota, USA.

Marriage: 16 Jun 1935 in Hot Springs, Fall River, South Dakota, USA.
Added by Virginia Partch on Mar 15, 2014 12:08 PM
John Robert Marks
Mary Michela Quick #31738718
Mary is the fourth child of my grandfather Filippo Maldari #113572900 and my grandmother Pasqualina Dagostino Maldari #113573241. Thank you for your effort in placing Mary's memorial in Findagrave.
Added by John Robert Marks on Mar 04, 2014 12:27 AM
Lesle Kouba
Doris I. Cross
In working on my tree today,I see that there is a calculated relationship between Doris Isabelle Cross and John McAdoo (sorry about spelling..I didn't go back to check). This is an error. The Doris Cross with Mr. McAdoo has a different birthdate and place of birth. Please correct for this website. I think this information has caused several links to come up on to Doris, and they also are incorrect. Thank you. Lesle Kraft Kouba
Added by Lesle Kouba on Feb 25, 2014 11:09 AM
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