RICHARD E. BICKEL PORTAGE, IN Richard E. Bickel, age 73 of Portage, passed away December 15th, 2012. He was born on July 2nd, 1939 in Oil City, PA to John and Harriet (Golff) Bickel. Richard is survived by his step son, George (Mary) Hairston of Hobart; step daughter, Paula Hairston of Portage; and step sisters: Minne Knox of Oil City, PA and Ivy Waters of Greenville, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mary "Paula" Bickel; step daughter, Deborah Wilson. Richard was a former machinist, and retired from The Budd Co. in 1982. He was a United States Army veteran, and a member of the American Legion Post 502. Richard enjoyed bowling, golf, and pool. Arrangements made by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 6941 Central Ave., Portage, IN 46368. Cremation services provided by Heritage Cemetery and Crematory, Portage, IN. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.ee-fh.com
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Published in The Times on Jan. 15, 2013