Gerald Hickel

Gerald T. "Jerry" Hickel

Tuesday, March 7th, 1944 - Wednesday, May 20th, 2020
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Gerald “ Jerry ” Thomas Hickel, 76, Linn Valley, Kansas passed away at his home on Thursday, May 21, 2020.

Jerry was born March 7, 1944 in Great Bend, Kansas to Frank and Katherine (Krom) Hickel. He grew up in Beaver and Great Bend, Kansas and graduated from Great Bend High School in 1962. He attended Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas. Jerry was a veteran of the United States Army. He married Jolene Marie Schmidt in Hoisington, Kansas on May 31, 1969. They lived in Independence, Kansas for four years before moving back to Great Bend. Jerry retired in 2008 as Director of Material Control for Fuller Brush Company in Great Bend, Kansas after 32 years and moved to Linn Valley, Kansas in 2008.

He was a member of the American Legion, and The Odd Fellows Lodge in both Great Bend and Independence, Kansas. He served as President of Cheyenne Bottoms Sportsmen Club from 1984-1985. He was a Boy Scout leader and the first Scout Master of Troop 149 which he formed in 1986 and was honored as the Webelos “Leader of the Year”, Cheyenne District, Kanza Council. Jerry received the President’s Award from CPAC with Fuller Brush Company in 2000. He will be missed by family and friends.

Jerry is preceded in death by his parents; wife Jolene and brother Gary Lee Hickel. He is survived by his children Matthew Lee Hickel, Linn Valley, Kansas and Angela (David) Hickel Durland, Spring Hill, Kansas; sister Patricia Green, Linn Valley, Kansas and granddaughter Emma Durland.

Inurnment at a future date at Beaver Cemetery, Beaver, Kansas. Memorials may be made to Mid American Chapter of National MS Society 2020 W. 89th Street, Suite 100, Leawood, Kansas 66206 or Golden Belt Humane Society, 151 S. 281 Highway, Great Bend, Kansas 67530. Condolences may be left at Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S. Center, Gardner, Kansas 66030 (913) 856-7111.
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    Beaver Cemetery
    Beaver, Kansas, KS
    Inurnment will be at a later date in Beaver, Kansas
Inurnment will be on a Future Date at Beaver Cemetery, Beaver , Kansas


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Chuck and Robin Kelley

Posted at 07:04pm
So sorry to here about your dad. We didn’t know about his passing. May god be with you

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