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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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Cindy R
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 40022237
My deepest appreciation for creating the memorial and your willingness to update it with new found information. Thank You.
Added by Cindy R on Mar 22, 2015 12:58 PM
Cindy R
Find A Grave Memorial# 40022237
I possibly have information for this memorial. I believe I have found birth and death information. But not sure if you can use this info or if I should submit it to the Iowa Veterans Home cemetery.

Without knowing if you are in contact with this veterans home, if the home still exists, I wanted to know if you can use the info in order to give John Rodberg a birth and death date on this memorial.

If interested, I can send you the info I obtained for your discernment. Would like to see this veteran receive a more complete memorial if possible.
Added by Cindy R on Mar 21, 2015 6:44 PM
Steve Hanken
RE: Iowa Veteran's Home Cemetery Additions
Mr. Bickle,
I would appreciate it if you would improve the photos I sent. I have been doing cemeteries with Civil War graves for a number of years and these are some of the first ones I shot and did it on the quick several years ago. Granted, they are far from perfect, but a photo is better than no photo, and that was what I was after when I sent them. I also noted some of the graves have been replaced since I shot these, so you know it was a while ago that I did the work and the graves were barely readable at the time, hopefully they to have been replaced.
Added by Steve Hanken on Jan 26, 2015 5:16 AM
Theresa Ehlers
Memorial #39486956
I added a picture of James & Rebecca Manning and his dedication, could you edit his information please? He was my Great Grand Uncle. Would appreciate your help. Thanks for all you do for Find A Grave!!!

Thank You!
Theresa Ehlers
Added by Theresa Ehlers on Jan 18, 2015 7:28 PM
L Mastan
Mary L (Perry) Johnson
Thank you so much for so quickly adding the info about the marriages of Mary L (Perry) Johnson. And thank you for all your wouk with Find A Grave. I'm certain you have helped many folks find the final resting places of loved ones.
Blessings, Leona
Added by L Mastan on Jan 18, 2015 4:06 PM
S. Crumpacker
Hello, found this photo on Ebay. It's of a Scott Sipe, Mankato, Ks.
Added by S. Crumpacker on Nov 18, 2014 7:26 PM
Ellen Bishop
RE: Do you remember
Ok, the person who made this memorial said for some reason that there was another marker for this baby in Hot Springs, and I think that is not true, there are two, the on in Custer Park and the one at Fairburn, I didn't know they were for the same baby until now, lol Thanks for your help in resolving this.
Added by Ellen Bishop on Nov 14, 2014 3:42 PM
Ellen Bishop
RE: Do you remember
I did send the memorial number but I can send the link too.
Added by Ellen Bishop on Nov 14, 2014 8:35 AM
Lee Ann DeCamp Collins
Merrill Buckley
Thank you for the picture of Merrill Buckley.
Lee Ann Collins
Added by Lee Ann DeCamp Collins on Nov 13, 2014 10:20 PM
Ellen Bishop
Do you remember
any thing about a Baby Mann stone that you took a picture of in HOt Springs, I am assuming in is in Evergreen Cemetery but I don't know. He has a maker in Custer Park, where he died and apparently has one in Fairburn as well? I can find no documentation for a stone in Hot Springs but you seem to have a picture? 23516625 Harry Blanks took the one in Fairburn, I have recently gotten edit from a person who knew nothing about the situation.
Added by Ellen Bishop on Nov 13, 2014 4:04 PM
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