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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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karen wildman
andrew thompson
thank you
Added by karen wildman on Apr 18, 2014 5:52 PM
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
Thank you
Added by karen wildman on Mar 17, 2014 5:47 AM
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Andrew Thompson
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Added by karen wildman on Mar 17, 2014 5:45 AM
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
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