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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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scott t ray 40014248

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Added by forsjord on Nov 24, 2015 4:44 PM
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parents orvill 47017037

christinia 47017068
Added by forsjord on Nov 24, 2015 4:39 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
deanna french
FAG Photo
Thank you so much for responding to my request. You are much appreciated!
Added by deanna french on Aug 27, 2015 9:05 PM
Cindy R
Thank you very much for getting the John Rodberg headstone photo and posting. Highest appreciation for this effort!
Added by Cindy R on Aug 27, 2015 9:04 PM
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
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