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M. Fae Bichsel

M. Fae Bichsel

M. Fae Bichsel, age 73, of Quincy, died on Saturday, January 26, 2019, in Blessing Hospital. She was born on July 21, 1945, in Leonard, MO, the daughter of John & Evelyn (Smith) McEwen. She married Fred Bichsel on May 29, 1965. He survives.

Fae was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church and was an avid lifelong fan of Elvis Presley and the St. Louis Cardinals. She was a checker at Hy-Vee for many years. When she was younger, she worked at Motorola.

In addition to her husband, Fae is survived by:
FIVE CHILDREN: Jacqueline Bichsel and her husband Tom Memminger of Knoxville, TN; Pamela Valdez and her husband Jason of Denver, CO; John Bichsel of Quincy; Eric Bichsel and his wife Paula of Quincy; and Amanda Bichsel of Denver, CO.
FIVE GRANDCHILDREN: Aleah Valdez, Kayla Bichsel, Cody Bichsel, Morgan Bichsel, and Mackenzie Bichsel.
FIVE GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Logan Valdez, Tyson Davis, Malique Davis, Annaela Bichsel, and Dewan Lloyd, Jr.
THREE BROTHERS: Danny McEwen and his wife Annie; Carl McEwen and his wife Sheila; and Randy McEwen and his wife Nancy.
Nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.

Fae was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Dale McEwen; and a sister, Sue Brown.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 1, 2019, at 9:30 in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:00 AM in St. Peter Catholic Church. Interment will be at St. Michael Cemetery in Hager's Grove (near Leonard, MO) at 12:30 on Friday, February 1, 2019, with a luncheon to follow in the Leonard Community Room. Visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, Fred Bichsel asks you to consider a memorial made to the upkeep of their beloved churchyard cemetery near their hometown: St. Michael Cemetery Fund, 4663 Hwy M, Shelbyville, MO 63469.

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From:
Carolyn S Ward
Clearwater, FL
Comments:
Fae was my best friend in junior high and high school. She was my maid of honor, and I was her matron of honor. We roomed together when we graduated from high school and both went to work at Motorola. Fae was a great basketball player, and always fun to be with. I'm fortunate to have had her in my life.
From:
Debbie Ingram
Etters, PA
Comments:
Jackie, I am sorry to hear that you have lost your mother. May she rest in peace. I wish we could be there to give you a hug. We are thinking of you and our family.
From:
Carol L. Weitzel
Harrisburg, PA
Comments:
Jackie, Thinking of you and wishing you peace with losing your Mom. So tough I know but hoping you find solace in happy memories of her. Wish I could have met her. If she was anything like you, I know that I would have liked her very much.
From:
Steve & Sue Hull
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Dear Fred and family,
Please accept our condolences on the passing of Fae. She was a wonderful woman. She was a pleasure to talk to and always seemed to have a smile on her face. I know it is hard to lose a loved one, but it is better to know that they are in God's arms in Heaven than suffering down here with us. It gives you something to look forward to knowing that you will be reunited with her forever in Heaven sometime in the future. May God wrap you and the rest of your family in His Loving arms and comfort you.
From:
Marty Toth
Harrisburg, PA
Comments:
Jackie & Family,

My deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. She may not be with you on this earth, but she will always be with you in your heart...just talk to her when you need to, she will be there. Trust me. Take solace in your happy memories. You will always have those.
From:
Nancy Hickman
Knoxville, TN
Comments:
Jackie: i was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. May you be blessed with sweet memories of her and find comfort among family and friends at this difficult time.
Holding you in my heart and prayers. Nancy H.(KAWE)
From:
Dianne Buckman
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Bix and family, I am so, so sorry.
My heart goes out to you😪
Hugs💜
From:
Debbie Potts
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Dear Fred and family,
I am so sorry to learn that Fae has left us. She was a wonderful person and always fun to be with. My deepest condolences to all the family.