Eugene Wayne Hickle
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FOSTORIA: Eugene Wayne Hickle, 86, of Fostoria, died at 12:45 a.m., Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center in Findlay.
Eugene was born Mary 12, 1927, in Vanlue, to the late Leroy "Roy" and Marie (Fogle) Hickle.
Eugene is survived by his partner for 25 years Ethel Hickle; six children Sherry Walden of Gibsonburg, Michael Eugene (Mary) Hickle of Bettsville, Bradney Hickle of Maui, Hawaii, Bonita Marie Hickle of Fostoria, Mark (Lisa) Hickle of Tiffin, Kevin (Amanda) Hickle of Fostoria; a sister, Deliah Wagar of Fostoria; 19 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, David Hickle of Hoytville and Tommy Hickle of Bettsville.
Eugene worked as a heavy equipment operator for most of his life and was a member of the Fostoria VFW and Amvets. Eugene enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing shuffleboard. Eugene was WWII Untied States Army and Navy Veteran serving in the South Pacific.
Eugene was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, James, Leroy "Junior", Dale Ross Hickle, two sisters, Donna and Nancy Hickle.
Visitation for Eugene will be from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, November 7, 2013 at the Engle-Shook Funeral Home and Crematory in Bettsville. There will be a private family burial held at a later date at the Washington Township cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Hospital. On-line condolences may be left for the family at www.engleshookfuneralhome.com.
Published in the News-Messenger on Nov. 6, 2013