David Lynn Bickel, 81

David Lynn Bickel, 81, passed away peacefully Oct. 5, 2020, at home in Fort Wayne. Born Feb. 26, 1939, in Wabash, he was the son of Armand (Bickel Shoe Repair) and Eleanor Bickel. David married Evelyn Gottmann in 1959, and they shared 61 happy years. He graduated from Wabash High School (1956) and Manchester College and was an active member of Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren.

If you knew Dave, you probably considered him a friend. He was easy company. He loved to tell a story, laugh and eat ice cream. He genuinely cared about others. Dave was an excellent salesman and an avid car enthusiast. He worked for Books are Fun and Image Dental Arts. Being at the lake spoke to his soul.

Family came first. He loved his wife, Evelyn, and treasured his brother, Dan Bickel; his two children, Cara Slosarek and Darren Bickel; and his three beloved grandchildren, Grace Bickel, Brett Slosarek and Emma Bickel. He cherished Dan's wife, Barb; Cara's husband, Steve; and Darren's wife, Rose.

A celebration of life service is 2 p.m., Nov. 7 at Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren, 6404 S. Calhoun, Fort Wayne. Visitors may attend inside the church with masks and social distancing or listen to the service from their cars.

Memorials to Lincolnshire Church or

Posted on 2020 Oct 20