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Rickie Bickle (#40830938)
 member for 15 years, 3 months, 8 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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RE: Memorial #132430048
It is most important that the photo of the gravestone is kept, because additional information can always be added/edited. So which do you prefer - that you keep the memorial and I can edit some info and delete my memorial; or that I copy your photo and add it to my memorial, and yours is deleted? I am ok with either way.

Added by Mbe on Feb 19, 2016 6:18 PM
Memorial #132430048
Hello, I saw on Find a Grave that you provided a gravestone photo for
Nancy Garrett Kitchen #132430048. I was delighted to see this photo of my
great grandmother's stone as I have never seen it before. I had created a
Find A Grave memorial #125529269 with a link to her spouse also. I would like to
have the photo of the gravestone on my memorial but did not know if this
was possible? Is it possible to link the two memorials or does one have to
be deleted? I know some people do not like to see duplicate memorials for
an individual but this does not bother me. I would rather see two
memorials for her than to have the one with the photo of the gravestone
deleted. Thanks,

Mary Eldridge
Added by Mbe on Feb 17, 2016 4:45 PM
Patricia Alessandri
Pleasant Parrish
Thank you Rickie for the transfer, greatly appreciate all your hard work.
Added by Patricia Alessandri on Dec 02, 2015 5:16 PM
Patricia Alessandri
Pleasant Parrish
Ricki I would like to ask you for a transfer of memorial #55110071 regarding Pleasant R. Parrish. He is my husband's maternal great-grandfather. My husband's grandmother Mildred Parrish-Griffin, Pleasant was Mildred's father.

Just as an added bit of info. I now have this Pleasant's father who was also named Pleasant Richard. Now that I have a cemetery for him I can add him to Find A Grave.

Thank you, appreciate your help.
Added by Patricia Alessandri on Dec 02, 2015 7:12 AM
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Added by # 1 OLSEN on Nov 24, 2015 4:44 PM
RE: Fannie Bushey
Thank you Rickie.... I'll do what I can.

Heidi (Bushey) Howe
Added by Heidi on Oct 29, 2015 1:10 PM
Neil B (John 3:16)
Gerhardt Leffler's online memorial
Hi Rickie,
Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to visit the cemetery and take the photo of the headstone for this online memorial. Your time and effort is greatly appreciated!
Added by Neil B (John 3:16) on Aug 31, 2015 12:31 PM
Alex Kessler
Rickie--thank you for the photo of Alex Kessler's grave stone. He is my great grandfather's brother and I have been trying to trace him from Wisconsin where he was born and living according to the early census. But then in the 30's lost track of where he was until the 30 and 40 census showed him in Iowa. Didn't know for sure if this was the correct Alex Kessler until I saw his grave stone with the birthdate, etc. Thanks so much.
I am interested in your foil technique for obtaining details on markers. Could you send information to me? Thanks.
Marma McIntee
Added by MJM on Aug 29, 2015 3:25 PM
Marvin & Samme Templin
Ira James Satterlee
Thank you for filling our request.
Added by Marvin & Samme Templin on Aug 28, 2015 7:31 AM
Suzanne A
Wm. Rider
Thank you so much for supplying an excellent photo of this gravestone. It helps me in my research of Civil War veterans and I sure it will be useful to many more. I'm so impressed with the volunteers for findagrave! Gratefully, Suzanne A
Added by Suzanne A on Aug 28, 2015 5:35 AM
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