Age 90, of Germantown, WI, passed away in Mequon, WI, on December 21, 2015; he was formerly of Lansing, MI.  He was born on May 11, 1925, in Birch Run, MI, the son of Fred and Lydia (Hetzner) Bickel.

He was a resident of the Lansing area since 1957 before moving to Germantown, WI, 2 years ago. He served Our Savior Lutheran Church, Lansing for 33 years and as pastor emeritus for 25 years. Rev. Bickel had served parishes in Minneapolis and Vancouver, British Columbia, and served the Michigan District on its Board of Mission and as Secretary of the Michigan District.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 66 years, Dorothy; 8 children, David (Christine) Bickel of Holland, MI, Marjorie (Gary) Janetzke of Germantown, WI, Lois (Neil) Mytas of Antigo, WI, Jonathan (Susan) Bickel of Holland, MI, Nathan (Julie) Bickel of Racine, WI, Kathryn (David) Wilde of Carrollton, TX, Timothy (Pamela) Bickel of Waterville, Ohio, Miriam (Keith) Haney of Poplar Grove, IL; 31 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law, William (Clara) Schleimer and Walter Neumeyer; sisters-in-law, Helen Bickel and Betty Bickel; and many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by siblings and their spouses, Victor (Phyllis), Ottomar (Ruth), Adolf (Irene), Elvira Neumeyer, Herman, Kurt, and Lester; grandson Aaron; and great-grandson Johnathan.

Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 29, 2015, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 7910 W. St. Joe Hwy, Lansing, with Pastor William Wangelin officiating and the Rev. Dr. David P. E. Maier giving the message.  The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday and at Our Savior Lutheran Church on Tuesday from 10-11. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Our Savior Lutheran Church and School.

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3 Messages to “Rev. Eldor F. Bickel”

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    Edna Galsterer Says:

    To Dorothy & Families: Many remembrances of wonderful times. Cousin Eldor is now in his heavenly home.

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    Tim & Julia Bickel Says:

    To the Family of Eldor Bickel -
    “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit!” (Romans 15:13) Yes, even and especially at this time to give you comfort with joy as we know Eldor is enjoying the best Christmas ever and forever! You are in our prayers.
    From Cedar Rapids, Iowa,
    Your distant cousin and oldest son of Elmer Bickel, Eldor’s cousin.
    Timothy J. Bickel

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    Richard W. Wert Says:

    To Miriam and the extended Bickel family:

    Please accept my prayers and condolences at this difficult time. May God’s infinite love and mercy comfort you in your sorrow.

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