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William Ticen

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William Joseph Ticen, 81

William Joseph Ticen, 81, of rural Frankfort, died at 11:15 p.m. September 23, 2012, at Parkwood Nursing Home, Lebanon. Born May 16, 1931, in Frankfort to the late Ivan and Hazel (Tribbett) Ticen.

He married Helen Owings on June 16, 1950 in Indianapolis and she survives.

Mr. Ticen attended Flora Schools then graduated from Ben Davis High School (Indianapolis) in 1949. A truck driver for Hoosier Pete from 1949 to 1963, he then farmed full time. He had lived in Owen Township for over 50 years and had been the Owen Township Trustee for 36 years. For 43 years he was bus driver for Rossville Schools. Mr. Ticen was a member of the Mason-Beard Masonic Lodge 641 and Helen Bonebrake Order of Eastern Star 437 of Rossville.

Along with his wife he is survived by four sons, William Joseph Jr. (Teresa) Ticen, of Vallonia, Michael Stephen (Brenda) Ticen, of Cutler, Randall Allan Ticen, of Battleground and Jeffrey Loron (Linda) Ticen, of Chalmers; one daughter, Nancy Louise (Phillip) Jones, of Goddand, Kan.; one half sister, Betty Jean (David) Marth, of Fla.; 14 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Max Ticen.

Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. Thursday, September 27, 2012, at the Geetingsville Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Rossville Educational Foundation, P.O. Box 11, Rossville, IN 46065 to benefit students with special needs.

Goodwin Funeral Home of Frankfort is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Published in the Journal & Courier on Sept. 24, 2012