We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home
Wanda Sue Bickel, 88, of Peru passed away at 1:15 PM, June 23, 2022 at Blair Ridge Health Campus. She was born in Peru on November 29, 1933, the daughter of Earl and Anna (Myers) Webb. Wanda married Thomas Ray Bickel at the Speicherville Evangelical United Brethren Church, Wabash, IN on November 29, 1951 and he preceded her in death on October 31, 2020.
Wanda graduated from Lagro High School where she was a cheerleader. She married the love of her life at the age of 18 and they were married for 68 years. A Christian who shared her faith, family was important to her. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church, a member of the George Kenny Sunday School Class, the Church Prayer Chain and served as a church Deaconess. She and her husband Tom were the primary maintenance personnel of the First Baptist Church from 1960 to 1994. Wanda also assisted with weddings at the church for more than 30 years. Later in life, she helped set up and organize the archive room at the church and became interested in genealogy.
Wanda is survived by sons Rick Bickel and his wife Kim of Peru, Randy Bickel and his wife Sandra of Peru, and Russ Bickel and his wife Jan of Peru; a daughter Risa Krauskopf and her husband Kurt of Peru; brother Danny Webb and his wife Docia of Peru; grandchildren Nathan, Jamy, Julie and Stephanie Bickel, Kily Mosley, Kyle and Cody Krauskopf and Casey Baldwin; and great grandchildren Britne Jo Bickel, Lily Mosley, William Mosley, Jasmine Mosely and Elijah Bickel. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Tom, brothers Weldon and William Webb, a sister Alma Jean Jackson and an infant sister.
A service celebrating the life of Wanda Sue Bickel will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, June 27, 2022 at the EastPointe Bible Church, 1540 E. Paw Paw Pike, Peru with Pastor James Butler officiating. Burial will be in the Roann Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:00 AM, Monday at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made through the Eikenberry-Eddy Funeral Home to the First Baptist Church.
First Baptist Church
53 E. Main St., Peru IN 46970