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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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39080546 Alfred Huddleston
First I would like to say Thank You for your service Sir! My family including my husband has a very long history of military service. And Thank you for the care and the statement of proper prep for old stones. I was very pleased to see another know what damage chalk does.

I would like to ask if you could transfer record 39080546 as listed above, this is my Great Great Grandfather on my dad's side of the family.

Have a blessed and peaceful week!
Added by familykeeper on Jul 20, 2015 11:19 AM
Linda L
RE: Horace Barrett
I was mulling over how you prepare each gravesite for the photograph. This makes such a difference. I have decided to pack some supplies in the car to do the same when I visit two cemeteries tomorrow. If you can find Horace Barrett's headstone picture I would like a copy. Can I send you some money for this?

Linda L.
Added by Linda L on Jul 08, 2015 9:18 PM
Linda L
Horace Barrett
This soldier who served in the Civil War might never have been found without you! Thank you so much for creating this memorial and for the transfer. His descendants will be able to ascend their line because of YOU!
Added by Linda L on Jul 08, 2015 10:48 AM
Donna Anderson Bridges
Geo. and Elizabeth Bridges
Than you for the transfer. They are my husband's
Added by Donna Anderson Bridges on Jun 08, 2015 7:28 PM
Garland Hill
Thank you
For transfering
Added by Garland Hill on Jun 01, 2015 7:19 PM
Fannie Bushey
Thank you so much for transferring my cousin's memorial.

Have a wonderful day.

Heidi (Bushey) Howe
Added by Heidi on Apr 26, 2015 8:32 AM
Fannie Bushey
Hello and thank you for starting a memorial for my cousin. See memorial 45046893 on Fannie Bushey.

I see that you don't have any dates for Fannie. She was born in Averill, West Virginia sometime in March or April 1870.

Her mother, Rebecca E. Klink Bushey moved to Newton, Iowa, probably with her husband, Michael Nicholas Bushey. Michael was injured in the Civil War as was listed as a retired farmer in the 1870 census.

Michael is buried in Greencastle, PA where he was originally from. His headstone states that he was "killed by Indians". From what I have been able to ascertain, he was killed in Colorado.

Fannie does not show in the 1880 census, so I can only assume that she died sometime prior to that census.

Thank you for all you do,
Heidi (Bushey) Howe
Added by Heidi on Apr 23, 2015 12:20 PM
Margie Warren
Mary E Scott Dorsett
Thank you so much for the picture of my 3GGM'S gravestone. I had gotten an earlier picture, but this foil technique is so much better.
Margie Warren
Kearney, NE
Added by Margie Warren on Apr 18, 2015 12:24 PM
Arthur Stansberry
Rickie Bickle
Thank you very much for taking the picture of Arthur's grave marker
Added by HBE on Apr 14, 2015 7:27 PM
John Nesemier:

Thank you so much for the photo for John's Headstone. It is greatly appreciated.

Added by Glen on Apr 13, 2015 5:59 PM
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