Obituary for Lois J. Bickle (Bitner)
Lois Jean (Bitner) Bickle, 79, of Bellefonte went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Hearthside Nursing Center. She was born in Boggs Twp., Centre Co. on September 10, 1937, the daughter of the late Oliver and Helen E. Eckenroth Bitner. On June 17, 1955 she married Robert A. Bickle, who preceded her in death on February 4, 2014. Lois was a Homemaker. She was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, serving as President of the ECL for two years and started the first library in the church. She also enjoyed reading and loved her dogs. She lived in Moose Run most of her younger life. She attended Central City School for five years then the Bellefonte High School. Lois was the last of her generation. She is survived by her daughter, Carol McCulley of Milroy and her sons, Terry Bickle of Millsboro, DE, Randy Bickle of Port Matilda and Jeffrey Bickle of Bellefonte. Also surviving Lois are her seven grandchildren and her three great grandchildren. Along with her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Harold Bitner and Paul Bitner and her sisters, Jane Dyke, Florence Breon and Grace Powell. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at the Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, 201 Spring Street, Milesburg at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Kenneth Codner officiating. Family and friends will be received at the funeral home one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Zion Union Cemetery, Walker Twp., Centre Co.
Memorial contributions may be made to PAWS, 1401 Trout Road, State College, PA 16801 in memory of Lois Bickle. Arrangements are under the direction of the Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home, Milesburg. Online condolences may be made at www.deankwetzlerfuneralhome.com