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Dr. John E. Bickel

Dr. John Edmund Bickel, 81, Owensboro, died Thursday, Dec. 5, at his home.
He was a native of Corydon, a Baptist, an Army Air Corp veteran in World War II and a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He practiced pediatrics from 1950 to 1985 and served on the Owensboro Davis County Hospital board.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Grace Bickel; a son, John Bickel Jr. of Owensboro; a daughter, Sandra Lawson of Owensboro; a sister, Mary Catherine Harper of Fort Meyers, Fla.; and two grandchildren.
Funeral: Monday, Dec. 2, at Glenn Funeral Home in Owensboro with burial in Owensboro Memorial Gardens.
The family suggests memorial gifts to Oneida Baptist Institute, P.O. Box 64, Oneida, KY. 40972-0064. Online expressions of sympathy may be made at