Died Monday, December 18, 2000
|Clayton Bickford, 64, of Delmar died Monday, Dec. 18, 2000 at the Jackson County Public Hospital, Maquoketa following a sudden illness.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 21, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Delmar. The Rev. Ed Botkin officiated. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, Anamosa.
Visitation was held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, at Haylock-O'Hara & Lahey Funeral Home, Maquoketa, where a vigil service was held at 7 p.m.
Mr. Bickford was born April 18, 1936 in Anamosa to Howard and Matilda Burns Bickford. He married Phyllis Coleman on Jan. 1, 1954 in Anamosa.
He had owned and operated Bickford Conoco Station in Delmar for many years and was a mechanic at Dahl Motors in DeWitt.
He was a member of the St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Delmar. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and visits from his grandchildren and he collected antique toys.
Survivors include his wife; three daughters, Cindy (Mrs. Craig) Pape of Maquoketa, Patty O'Connell of Marion and Julie (Mrs. Doug) Pierce of Luxemburg; three sons, Terry (and Nancy) Bickford of Breezy Point, Minn., Randy Bickford of Preston and Rick (and Sherry) Bickford of Maquoketa; 16 grandchildren; a sister Dixie (Mrs. Robert) Danly of Anamosa, and three brothers, Charlie (and Louella) Bickford of Anamosa, LeRoy Bickford of Amber and John (and Laberta) Bickford of Maquoketa.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister and three brothers.
Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
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