Saturday, March 7th, 2009
George Raymond Pickel, 80, Coldwater, died March 5, 2009.
He was born on Dec. 9, 1929, in Bowesville to Raymond and Jessie Sims Pickel. He married Betty Streete Kline who survives.
Other survivors are a son, John (Lisa) Robinson, Maryville, Tenn.; a sister, Margaret Baker, Xenia; and grandchildren.
Deceased are two sisters, Elizabeth Pickel and Bessie Pickel Dye.
He sold food at various fairs and festivals before retiring to Coldwater. He grew up in Xenia and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, where he was a master sergeant. He was wounded by gunfire while parachuting into enemy territory.
Services are at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements were made by Hogenkamp Funeral Home.