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Dorothy Louise Bichsel

Dorothy Louise Bichsel

Dorothy Louise Bichsel, age 75, of 1701 VanBuren, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017 in Sunset Home. She was born August 25, 1941 in Shelby County, Missouri, the daughter of Gilbert and Lucille (Dusenberry) Howerton. Dorothy married John Bichsel on December 30, 1961 in St. Michael Catholic Church in Hager's Grove, Missouri. He survives.

Dorothy graduated from Leonard MO High School in 1959. Dorothy was a cook at Irving School for eighteen years, prior to retiring. She was also a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.
Her grandchildren truly were her pride and joy, and the times spent with her family on the family farm in Missouri were the best.

She was a talented baker, a craft maker and seamstress. She and her sister-in-law Rita worked together for many years baking cakes for special occasions. Dorothy could sew clothing of all kinds, and even made custom athletic jerseys. These last few years, she had lovingly been crocheting blankets for her entire family. Dorothy was a dedicated postcard collector and this hobby involved traveling both far and wide, with her mom and husband, John in search-of rare postcards. Dorothy was also an avid Cardinal baseball fan and rarely missed a televised game.

Dorothy is survived by her husband, 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.
Three great-grandchildren, Lennox Bichsel, Presley Scoggins and Nash Lovdahl; and many brothers and sisters -in-law and nieces and nephews also survive.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Patrick Bichsel.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church by Rev. Monsignor Michael Kuse. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Blessed Sacrament Parish or to Quincy Notre Dame Band. www.dukerandhaugh.com

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From:
McGinn family
North Port, FL
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So sorry for your loss. Praying for all who are suffering this loss. Love you
From:
Dick McKinney
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To the Bichsel family. Our sympathy to all of you. Dorothy was a great lady and made the BEST cinnamon rolls. She will surely be missed.
Dick and a Sue McKinney
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Jeff & Joanne Bergman
Quincy, IL
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To the entire Bichsel family our prayers are with you all.
From:
Lonny Lemon
Mundelein, IL
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John and family,
It is with a heavy heart that I read the news about Dorothy's passing. She was such a loving wife and mother. I will never forget the midnight breakfasts after the basketball dances in The Pit in the early '80's. Everyone rushed to the cafeteria to get one of those delicious homemade cinnamon rolls she was famous for! I will pray that HE gives you the strength you need in the days ahead and that HE will fill your hearts and minds with only the great memories you shared with her. God Bless.

Lonny
From:
Lois Hendrickson
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Thinking of your family- Lois Hendrickson, a granddaughter of Paul Dusenberry
From:
Bruce & Cindy Tossick
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So sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Bichsel family.
From:
Chuck Burris
Morris, IL
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So sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. Heartfelt condolences to John and the family.
From:
Jim & Peggy Bailey
Quincy, IL
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Was so sorry to hear of Dorothy's death. I worked with Dorothy for 7 years when I was the Principal at Irving School. She was such a fine lady and so good to the children at Irving. The cooks at Irving, let by Dorothy, were the best I ever worked with. I am so sorry that Peggy and I were out of town and were unable to attend the visitation and funeral. Our thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of her family members. Dorothy was a special lady.
Jim Bailey