Martin Andrew Bickel, 58, of Losantville, IN passed away Friday afternoon, December 21, 2018 at Parker Health and Rehabilitation Center of Parker City, IN. He was born October 31, 1960 in Muncie, IN the son of Stewart M. and Beverley (Shipley) Bickel. He was a 1979 graduate of Union High School of Modoc, IN.
A life long farmer with his family, Martin also worked as a mechanic for Foust Equipment of Hagerstown, IN. He enjoyed spending his leisure time attending tractor pulls and gardening. He was member of the Wayne County and Randolph County Tractor Clubs and past member of FFA during high school and was a ten-year member of 4-H.
He leaves to cherish his memory his parents, Stewart and Beverley; a brother, Dale (wife, Tara) Bickel of Modoc, IN; a sister, Patricia Neville (husband, Gregory) of Winchester, IN; a daughter, Kristina Bickel of Muncie, IN; two grandchildren, Jazlyn and Jordan; three nephews; four nieces; five great nephews and nieces; and several Uncles and Aunts.
A service to celebrate Martin’s life will be 6:00 p.m. Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Wilson Shook Funeral Home, Thornburg Memorial Chapel of Parker City, IN. Cremation will follow. A private graveside service will be at Riverside Cemetery of Losantville, IN. Family and friends may gather to share and remember from 2:00 p.m. to service time on Saturday, at the funeral home. The family would like to share sincere gratitude to Parker Health Care, Reid Hospital and Heart to Heart Hospice. Memorial contributions may be made to help with a monument for Martin, c/o Wilson Shook Funeral Home. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonshookfuneralhomes.com.