Edward G. Bickford, 72, of Moline, Illinois, passed away on Monday morning, July 31, 2017, at the St. Anthony's Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Moline, Illinois.
Public graveside services and burial celebrating Edward's life will be held at 11 A.M., Wednesday, August 9, 2017, at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Maquoketa. There is no public visitation. Cremation rites will be accorded. The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.
Edward Gene Bickford was born on March 7, 1945 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Jake and Anna (Noonan) Bickford.
Edward had worked at John Deere in Moline, Illinois in various positions for 39 years until retirement.
Edward enjoyed reading, and his pet Great Pyrenees dogs over the years.
Those left to honor Edward's memory include a step-daughter Kathy (Jamie) Spicklemeir of Las Vegas, NV; 2 granddaughters; a niece Staci (Randy) Sinning of Maquoketa, IA; nephews, Terry Pinaire of California and Bruce Pinaire of California; and a sister Judy Woods of Maquoketa, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Sonia, brothers Floyd Bickford and Dwight Bickford, and a sister Shirley Govang.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Edward G. Bickford memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
Dear Family, My deepest sympathy on the passing of Ed. In the recent years, I met him at the fitness center. He was always quick to offer a "hello" or a "smile". Really nice guy! We'll miss him around the gym.
My deepest condolences.Uncle Ed was always entertaining when he came to visit us in Canada. He enjoyed a good book and an ice cold Pepsi in a bottle. Peace to you Ed.
I only knew Ed through the fitness center where he worked out. Ed was always happy and loved to talk about his dogs. Ed's good natured attitude will be missed!!
I was sorry to hear of Ed's passing - I remember him well from my school days. My thoughts are with the family at this time.
Betty (Miller) Gebhardt
Stacie & Judy my thoughts and prayers are with all of you in the loss of your brother and uncle Ed.
So sorry to hear of Ed's passing. may he rest in peace.
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