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Willard M. Bickel

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Willard M. Bickel Obituary
WILLARD M. BICKEL, 90, OF LOWER POTTSGROVE Willard M. Bickel, 90, of Pottstown, Lower Pottsgrove Twp., husband of Margaret E. (Robenolt) Bickel, passed away on Sunday, April 13 at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center. Born in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Clinton G. and Bertha B. Bickel. Willard was a 1941 Graduate of Pottstown HS. He later graduated from both the Wharton School at the Univ. of Pa. in 1955 and Stonier Graduate School of Banking at Rutgers Univ. in 1959. He was a WWII US Army Veteran who obtained the rank of Master Sergeant and fought at the Battle of the Bulge. Willard worked for Citizen National Bank in Pottstown, Phila. National Bank, as Montgomery Co. Controller and at the Pottstown Medical Center. He also volunteered with a variety of community organizations. Willard is survived by his wife of 71 years, Margaret, and their son Rev. W. Dean Bickel, husband of Robin; daughter Connie J. Rohrbach, wife of Gary; and grandchildren Lindsay, Laura and Saren. Along with his parents, he is predeceased by his brother Harold. A funeral service will be Thursday, April 17, 11 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church, 1101 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464 with Rev. Daryl Nelson officiating. Entombment will follow in Highland Memorial Park Mausoleum. Visitation will be Thursday from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Willard's name to St. James Lutheran Church at the above address. Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., Pottstown is in charge of arrangements. View obituaries or send condolences at www.catagnusfuneralhomes.com
Published in The Mercury on Apr. 15, 2014
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