Judy Bickel


Judy Bickel age 78, died Friday, July 10, 2020 at her home following a brief illness.

Private family services were held Wednesday morning, July 15, 2020 at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa with interment in the Wilcox Cemetery, rural Anamosa. Pastor Vicki Engelmann officiated the services.

Friends could call from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday July 14, 2020 at the Goettsch Funeral Home.

Please sign the online guest book at Goettschonline.com. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.

Judith Marie Zumbrunnen was born July 18, 1941 at Monticello. She was the daughter of Harold and Helen Zeadow, Zumbrunnen. She graduated from the Monticello Community Schools in 1960. She then worked as cook in a restaurant in Cedar Rapids. Judy married Clifford Bickel Oct. 29, 1964 at the Peace United Church of Christ, Monticello. The couple farmed for a year and then lived in Anamosa and Martelle before moving to their home near Stone City.

Judy stayed home and raised her family. In 1991 she took a job as a cook and dietician at the Anamosa Community Hospital. She retired after 29 years in 2008.

Surviving is her husband Clifford, four children, Stanley, Anamosa, Randy (Deb), Central City, Laura (Greg Frank) Eaton, Pearl City, Ill., Mike, Anamosa, six grandchildren, Samantha, Hilary, Brooke, Aaron, DeLanee, Charlee, four great-grandchildren and her siblings, Jane Stiffler, Anamosa, Joanne Malley, Solon, Joyce Hill and Susan (Marty) Miller, both of Moline, Shirley and Sharon Zumbrunnen, both of Monticello, Steve Zumbrunnen, Phoenix, Ariz.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a grandson Brandon, and a son-in-law, Bill Eaton.

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