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Rickie Bickle (#40830938)
 member for 13 years, 6 months, 27 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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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
Debra Park
Carey Frederic Boatwright
Here is more info along with the link where I found the info:

Spouse: Margie Belle Brakel b: 30 JUL 1890 in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa

Married: 22 JAN 1919 in Bellville, Marion, Missouri


Carey Frederic Fred Boatwright b: 23 NOV 1919 in Montgomery County, Missouri

Martha Jane Boatright b: 21 JUL 1926 in Montgomery County, Missouri

Added by Debra Park on Jun 15, 2014 12:54 PM
George A. John
Thank you kindly for your time and efforts in locating and photoing this headstone. Keep up the good work.
Added by TurningHearts on Jun 08, 2014 12:40 PM
Suzy B
Re: Ivan Ford
Hi Rickie, Thanks for adding the info on Ivan S. Ford. He was the older brother of my grandmothers' grandmother.
I read your bio & thought you might want to look for & add Ivan S Ford's Father to findagrave. He was John E. Ford who was also in the civil war with Iowa Infantry, He was a Captain & a Chaplain. He died August 2,1864 from illness due to his war injuries & was buried in Winterset Cemetery, Madison, Iowa. There is a picture of his grave on the Iowa Gravestone photo project site but I can't find him on findagrave. Peace, Suzy B
Added by Suzy B on Jun 06, 2014 12:32 PM
George E. King
Thanks so much for the help with the photo. You are appreciated. Lisa
Added by Lisa on Jun 03, 2014 6:04 PM
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