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Rickie Bickle (#40830938)
 member for 13 years, 8 months, 4 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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Wandle Pulver #39573121
Thank you for the photo of Wandle Pulver's marker. Could I use it in my family tree giving you credit?
Added by red on Oct 19, 2014 10:15 AM
RE: Oliver Fulton
Hello Rickie-
Thank you Thank you for taking and adding the beautiful photo for Oliver!!
Added by Boccapone on Oct 19, 2014 1:30 AM
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Jonathan Crawshaw
May I ask a question. Does the Iowa Soldiers Home have old residence records available? Jonathan and Ruth was listed in 1900 living in the Iowa Soldiers Home. I am presuming he died there. I have researched, but cannot locate any kind of records for this Soldiers Home.
Added by Shirley ღPRICEư... on Oct 17, 2014 4:53 PM
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Jonathan and Ruth Crawshaw
THANK YOU so much for the headstone photos for these 2 memorials, and transferring them and especially for ALL YOU DO for Find A Grave. My sister-in-law has taken over 15,000 photos at Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery and Leavenworth National Cemetery. There are three Find A Grave volunteers that are working on the project to get all the burials photographed. Thank you for your service to our Country.
Added by Shirley ღPRICEư... on Oct 17, 2014 4:11 PM
Samuel Parker & Wife
Thank You, Sir, for the transfer & for all of the work in helping people find their family. Sincerely, Eve
Added by Eve on Sep 12, 2014 2:03 AM
Edgar Baskett
George Bowman
Thank you for the great picture!
Added by Edgar Baskett on Aug 27, 2014 7:30 PM
Juanita Chrz
Mary E. Potts
Thank you so much for the great picture of Mary's headstone. Now it completes one more piece of the family. You are doing a wonderful service for so many people.

Juanita Chrz
Added by Juanita Chrz on Aug 19, 2014 6:35 PM
Valice Raffi
Frank Dewey Flecksing
Thanks for adding some information to his memorial. He wasn't a relative, but maybe a relative can find him now.
Added by Valice Raffi on Aug 18, 2014 7:13 AM
M. Allex
D.P. McAlister
Thanks for the gravestone photo and your quick response. I'm very appreciative.

Added by M. Allex on Jul 07, 2014 9:01 AM
Ann Amadori
Thanks for the great picture of Hiram Barney's tombstone at
Ann A.
Added by Ann Amadori on Jul 06, 2014 8:20 PM
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