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Obituary: Howard Bickerdyke

Howard Bickerdyke

Howard Bickerdyke

Born Oct. 5, 1924, Howard Bickerdyke went into the arms of the Lord on April 9, 2019. He loved the Lord and served Him with all his heart. He looked forward to when he could worship at the throne of Jesus. He also loved his country serving in the US Navy during WWII and again in the Korean War.

A highlight of his life was to go to Washington, D.C., courtesy of the AZ Honor Flight program. Another highlight was his trip to Galesburg,Illinois, to help the city celebrate the 200th birthday of his ancestor, Mary Ann “Mother” Bickerdyke, America’s nurse. He truly felt greatly honored for the red carpet treatment and love bestowed on him.

He loved his wife, Lina, and his family. Married for 68 years until Lina’s passing, he is survived by his daughter Diane, his sons Paul and David, five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. We love you, Dad, and miss you greatly.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 11 at 1 p.m., at the Willow Hills Baptist Church in Prescott.

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