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Janis L. Bickel

10/21/1944 - 4/2/2018

PEORIA ~ Janis Lee Bickel, 73, of Peoria, passed away at 6:55 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2018 at her home.

She was born October 21, 1944 in Peoria to Thomas and Mary (Freise) Hughes, she married Ronald Dean Bickel on December 9, 1962 in Morton. He died December 3, 2016 in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Thomas Hughes.

Surviving are two sons, Chris (Joann) Bickel and Matt Bickel, both of Peoria; one daughter, Julie Bickel of Peoria; eight grandchildren, Erika, Aaron, Sierra, Alyssa. Mariah, Allison, Chase and Hailey and one great-granddaughter, Lillyana.

Janis was a cosmetologist at Raylene’s in Peoria for 14 years, retiring in 2016.

She enjoyed being at the beach in South Haven, Michigan and Maui. She also enjoyed reading and traveling to Mexico and sipping a good margarita. She cherished spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Janis was a member of Northwood’s Community Church in Peoria, where her memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2018. Pastor Kurt Moser will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church..

Cremation has been accorded by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to University of Wisconsin Foundation, U.S. Bank Lockbox, P.O. Box 78807, Milwaukee, WI 53278-0807.

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