THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Frank M. Bickel
Issue Date: December 20, 2018
Frank M. Bickel, 86, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16 at home, with his family by his side.
Born June 10, 1923 in Illinois, to the late Frank and Lucille (welter) Bickel, he married Donna DeBaere on Nov. 23, 1951 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Oconto and she preceded him in death on Aug. 20, 2009.
He enjoyed his farm and watching the crops grow, but mostly loved time with his family.
Surviving are six children, Connie Bickel, Christine Stich, David (Barbara) Bickel, Kathy Guay, Robert (Vickie) Bickel and Nancy (Pat) Drewiske, all of Oconto; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Donna and a daughter.
The family greeted relatives and friends at Holy Trinity Church in Oconto on Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 9 a.m. until time of a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Rev. Joel Sember officiated with burial in Oconto Catholic Cemetery. Rhodes Charapata Funeral Home of Oconto assisted the family.