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Jerry G. Bickel

A memorial service celebrating the life of Jerry G. Bickel, 89, of Somerset, was held July 8, 2019, at the Thornville chapel of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service.

Jerry was born in Columbus, on October 29, 1929, to the late Glen B. and Kathryn G. (Gillivan) Bickel.  He passed away peacefully on June 29, 2019, at Mt. Carmel East in Columbus.

Jerry proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, where he served as a Lieutenant medic.  He graduated with his Master’s Degree in Pharmacy from The Ohio State University.  Prior to retirement, he worked as a pharmacist for over 50 years.  He was a member of the Somerset American Legion; Heath Masonic Lodge; and the Newark Masonic Lodge.  Jerry enjoyed fishing, shooting targets, boating, dancing and singing.

Survivors include his loving wife of 30 years, L. Joyce (Wilson) Bickel, whom he married August 6, 1988; children, Leif G. (Beth) Bickel, Jeremy E. (Melissa) Beish, and Tonya A. Beish; eight grandchildren, Dominique and Nick Bickel, Kent and Kayla Beish, Zekinthia Epling, Gabrielle, Blake and Brevin Smith; five great grandchildren; and numerous friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Lance Bickel; and mother-in-law, Loretta Wilson.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Jerry to the Somerset American Legion, Heath Masonic Lodge or the Newark Masonic Lodge.

Visit to share a special memory about Jerry or to sign an online guest book.

Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service is honored to care for Jerry and his family.

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