Gary L. Bickford, 66, of Oxford Junction passed away peacefully on December 13, 2022 at his home.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, December 17, 2022 at the Hound Dog in Monmouth, Iowa. Dawson Funeral Services is assisting his family at this time.
Gary Lee was born on August 1, 1956 in Maquoketa to Donald and Dorotha (Cress) Bickford. He graduated from Midland High School in Wyoming. He worked at Energy in Monticello, Thordsen’s in Monmouth and as a mechanic for Kinion Auto. Gary enjoyed his coffee time at the local gas station in the mornings, hunting, fishing and trapping. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and family. He was always tinkering with his vehicles.
Those left to cherish his memory are his significant other of 17 years Jody Yarolem, his mother Dorotha Bickford, four children; Krista (Chuck) Franzen of Monmouth, Cory (Jessi Walker) Bickford of Maquoketa, Tony (Madison) Bickford of Lowden, Jamie (Ashley) Bickford of Oxford Junction, three bonus children; Lindsey Kuhlman of Oxford Junction, Drew Kuhlman of Maquoketa, Jessica (Caleb) Morss of Kahoka, Missouri, nineteen grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two sisters; Donna Kurtenbach of Elwood, Susie (Steve) DeMoss of Maquoketa and a brother Rodney (Rhonda) Bickford of Monmouth.
He is preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents and his father Donald.
Cards of condolences may be directed to Dawson Funeral Services Attn: Gary Bickford Po Box 258 Wyoming, Iowa 52362.