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John C. Bichsel

John C. Bichsel

John C. Bichsel age 75, of Quincy died on Monday, December 11, 2017 at 12:38 a.m. in Blessing Hospital. He was born in Leonard, MO on September 11, 1942, a son of Otho and Tollie (McNeill) Bichsel. John married Dorothy Louise Howerton on December 30, 1961 in St. Michael Catholic Church in Hager's Grove, MO. Dorothy preceded him in death on June 21, 2017.
John was a 1960 graduate of Leonard, Missouri High School. He served in the U.S. Army as a cook from 1960-1963. He farmed his entire life on the family farm in Missouri. John worked at Electric Wheel in Quincy until they closed, and together he and Dorothy owned and operated Steamway Carpet Cleaning.
John was retired from the Illinois Veteran's Home where he was a cook. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish and he was one of their original Extraordinary Ministers. His grandchildren truly were his pride and joy, and the times spent with his entire family on the beloved family farm in Missouri were the best.
John was a good carpenter, woodworker and mechanic. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan.
Survivors include five sons: Tony (Donna) Bichsel of Quincy, Mark (Julie) Bichsel of Quincy, Tim (Jessica) Bichsel of Quincy, Steve (Kathy) Bichsel of Monmouth, and Chris (Maria)Bichsel of Quincy. Grandchildren: Toni Lynn Bichsel (fiancé Brandon Grimm); Jonni Jo Bichsel; Whitney (Roger) Edwards; Joshua (Jenna) Bichsel; Tucker Bichsel: Delaney (Joseph) Scoggins; Matt (Victoria) Lovdahl; Blake Bichsel; Samantha, Paige and Sophia Bichsel. Four great-grandchildren, Lennox Bichsel, Presley Scoggins, Nash Lovdahl and Lucas Bichsel; 3 brothers and one sister, Pat (Susanne) Bichsel of St. Charles, MO; Freddie (Fae) Bichsel of Quincy; Kenny (Roberta) Bichsel of Cherry Box, MO; Angela (Kent) Lepper of Quincy; in-laws, Phyllis Bichsel of Indian Creek, MO; Mary Lou Bichsel and Janet Bichsel both of Leonard, MO; Gerald Stark of Quincy; and many nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Dorothy, his son Patrick Bichsel; siblings, Eleanor (Bud) Kidwell; Bernard, George and Paul Bichsel and Rita Stark.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and 10:30 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church by Rev. Chris Comerford. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church or to the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge.

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The Bichsel family has always been a Godsend and true blessing to all those fortunate enough to countenance them. May God bless them and keep them in this time of sorrow, and know that there are so many who share in their sadness and hope and pray for their comfort.
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Jeff & Joanne Bergman
Quincy, IL
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Our deepest sympathy to you all at this tough time.
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Amy Kientzle
Quincy, IL
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May the Lord be with you at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Mark & Laura Goehl
Quincy, IL
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Tim & Jessica, We are very sorry for your families loss. Prayers for comfort and happy memories.
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Lonny Lemon
Mundelein, IL
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Tony, Mark, Tim, Steve, and Chris:
It is with a heavy heart I write these words. Although it has been many years now since I first met your father and mother, they left a lasting impression on a beginning teacher and coach. They showed me true commitment to children and their education. I will never forget the postgame basketball team "celebrations" at your parent's homes and the love they shared for all of you. May your father rest in peace, enjoy his time again with your mother, and may God fill your hearts and memories with only the best of memories of your dad.

God Bless
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Chuck & Judy Frank
Springfield, IL
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Johnny was a great father, friend and neighbor those many year ago.