Thomas "Bud" Sickels

Born: Wed., Aug. 15, 1928
Died: Tue., Jan. 23, 2018


1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Jan. 28, 2018
Location: New Liberty Christian Church

Funeral Service

4:00 PM Sun., Jan. 28, 2018
Location: New Liberty Christian Church

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Thomas “Bud” Terrell Sickels, 89, of Winchester, IN passed away peacefully at his home, with family by his side, Tuesday morning, January 23, 2018. He was born August 15, 1928 in Randolph County, IN the son of Charles Marshall and Ethel Blanche (Bales) Sickels.

Bud’s family is celebrating his wonderful life. He was a lifelong dairy farmer and resident of Randolph County. Most people would remember Bud as a hardworking, greatly respected family man, who always had a positive outlook on life. He was a successful DeKalb dealer for 35 years.

Bud took great pleasure in going to all his grandchildren and great grandchildren’s activities. He enjoyed traveling to see agriculture in other countries and throughout the United States. He also enjoyed horse pulls, 4-H fairs and rodeos.

He found a connection to God daily, seeing His hand in creation as he farmed and cared for livestock.

Bud said, “It’s been a good life. I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve done and wouldn’t change a thing.”

Bud’s work here is done. He now celebrates his greatest victory in heaven with his Savior, Jesus Christ.

He leaves to cherish his memory a loving wife of 68 years, Betty (Bosworth) Sickels; a son, Ned Sickels (wife, Jodi) of Winchester, IN; three daughters, Sondra Myers (husband, John) of Winchester, IN, Sharon Seerley (husband, Steve) of Modoc, IN and Nita Short (husband, Larry) of Winchester, IN; eleven grandchildren, Jason Myers, Nicole Myers, Lucas Myers (wife, Daisy), Wiley Buhs (husband, Adam), Gabe Sickels (wife, Shayla), Camille Gruesbeck (husband, Brad), Liza Seerley (husband, Donald), Jenny Ledbetter (husband, John), Kainan Short (wife, Thursa), Cybill Schwieterman (husband, Scott) and Shantel Short; and 18 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Robert and Gene Sickels.

A service to celebrate Bud’s life will be 4 p.m. Sunday, January 28, 2018 at New Liberty Christian Church 605 W. 700 S. Lynn, IN 47355. Burial will follow at New Liberty Cemetery of Lynn, IN. Family and friends may gather to share and remember from 1 p.m. to service time, Sunday, at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Randolph County 4 H Club, Inc. 1885 S. US 27 Winchester, IN 47394, The Journey Home Veteran’s Center 325 C. Oak St. Winchester, IN 47394 or State of the Heart Hospice 1237 Indiana 67 Portland, IN 47371. Online condolences may be expressed at

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Cathy Horn
   Posted Wed January 24, 2018
Sondra and Nita, I am sure you will miss him so much. I am sorry for this loss, heard a lot of great stories of his life.

Nicki R Alfrey
   Posted Thu January 25, 2018
So sorry for your family's loss. Thank you so much for allowing State of the Heart Care to care for your loved one at the end of life, it is an honor.

Ginny Main
   Posted Thu January 25, 2018
So sorry for your family loss .Thinking of you. Glen and Ginny Main.

Robbie Short Worley
   Posted Thu January 25, 2018
Nita and Larry, Kainan and Thursa, so sorry for your loss. May your precious memories along with the grace from God give you comfort. Think of you all.

Peggy Robbins Moles
   Posted Thu January 25, 2018
I want to express my sympathy to Betty and the entire family. I have known Bud my entire life and I know he will be missed. So very sorry for your loss. God bless.

D.D. Tuttle & Sherry Fowler
   Posted Fri January 26, 2018
Our condolences from the family of Lowell Sickels:

Bud & Dorothy Mosier
   Posted Sat January 27, 2018
To Nita & family

Thinking of you at this difficult time and holding you in prayer, wishing your peace.

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