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Eleanor Marie Henak Bicknese
August 31, 1921–July 31, 2010
Eleanor M. Bicknese, 88, of Oxford Junction, Iowa, died Saturday, July 31, 2010, at Jones Regional Medical Center in Anamosa, Iowa.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Tuesday, August 3, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oxford Junction. Family and friends called Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Lahey Funeral Home in Oxford Junction, where a scripture service was held at 7:00 p.m. Burial was in the Mayflower Cemetery, Oxford Junction, Iowa.
Eleanor Marie Henak was born on August 31, 1921 in rural Oxford Junction, Iowa, to Frank C. and Mary (Dusanek) Henak. She graduated from Oxford Junction High School in 1938 and Scovill Business College in Clinton in 1940. She married Edwin Bicknese on February 7, 1942 at Sacred Heart Church in Oxford Junction. He died in 1988.
She was a bookkeeper for Pioneer Seed and Childress Motor Co., in Monticello for two years. Eleanor also farmed with her husband.
Eleanor was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, ZCBJ Lodge #22 of Oxford Junction, South Wapsi Workers, American Legion Auxiliary and the Farm Bureau Women. She was an avid bowler.
She is survived by her six children, Jean (Duane) Feuss of Oxford Junction, John (Terry) Bicknese of St. Charles, Missouri, Joni Bicknese of Nashville, James Bicknese of Oxford Junction, Janet (Rick Snitner) Bicknese of Cedar Rapids, and Jaclyn (Randy) Melin of Exton, Pennsylvania; eleven grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren; and one sister, Helen Henak of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
She was preceded in death by her husband, one daughter, Joyce, one son, Jerry, her parents, one brother, Robert and one great-great-grandson, Treyton.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 6 August 2010

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