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Rickie Bickle (#40830938)
 member for 14 years, 1 month, 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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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
Linda K. Howard
RE: Richard VanCamp

Added by Linda K. Howard on Apr 13, 2015 4:17 PM
Juanita Chrz
George M. Martin

Thank you so much for the wonderful picture of
George's headstone. You are doing a marvelous service for those of us that are not able to get to these far away cemeteries. Thanks again -

Juanita Chrz
Added by Juanita Chrz on Apr 13, 2015 8:44 AM
William Croghan
Mathias Wampach Pic
Rickie,,,you have done well....thanks so much for the picture!!!!!!!!
Added by William Croghan on Apr 12, 2015 10:43 PM
William Croghan
Jonathan Wooten Pic
thanks so much for the picture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Added by William Croghan on Apr 12, 2015 10:38 PM
Mike (Dino) Peterson
Chinnith - Iowa Veterans Cemetery
I appreciate very much the time you spent in getting his tombstone picture. It's a great looking shot also.
Added by Mike (Dino) Peterson on Apr 12, 2015 5:48 PM
Jim Ottmer
Seth T. Camp
Thank you for taking a photo of his headstone. Also thank you for creating the memorial. We appreciate the time and effort it takes to do this.
Added by Jim Ottmer on Apr 12, 2015 12:36 PM
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
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