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Donald K. Bickford
November 2, 1937–June 27, 2005
Donald K. Bickford, 67, of Wyoming, Iowa died Monday, June 27, 2005, at Jackson County Public Hospital, Maquoketa following a lengthy illness.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, June 30, 2005, at 10:30 a.m. at Lahey Funeral Home in Wyoming with the Rev. Linda Stransky officiating. Burial was held in the Clay Cemetery. Friends called on Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Lahey Funeral Home in Wyoming. Memorials are preferred.
Donald K. Bickford was born on November 2, 1937 in Monmouth, Iowa, the son of Dillon and Bertha (Hendrix) Bickford. He married Dorotha Cress on November 7, 1954 at Center Point, Iowa. He worked for Baldwin-Monmouth Telephone Company as a lineman for 28 years, retiring in 2000. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping, mushroom and ginseng hunting, and overhauling tractors. He loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Dorotha Bickford of Wyoming; two daughters, Donna Neal and Susie (Steve) DeMoss, both of Maquoketa; two sons, Gary Bickford and Rodney (Rhonda) Bickford both of Monmouth; 10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, a brother, J. E. (Marilyn) Bickford, his mother-in-law, Claribel Cress and a brother-in-law, Vernon Miller, all of Onslow.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a son-in-law, Randy Neal on October 22, 2004, one brother and one sister.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt


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