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Josephine Bickett

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 2:20 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 2:35 p.m. CDT

BRADENTON, Fla. — Josephine A. Bickett, 71, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Princeton, passed away on Monday, Feb 11, 2013, at Blake Medical Center in Florida.

She was born on Oct. 20, 1941, in Highland, Wis. to Aldro and Evelyn (Malrooney) Richter. She graduated from St. Malachy High School in Geneseo and received an associate's degree from IVCC.

She married Joseph Harold Bickett. He preceded her in death in 1986. She worked at Jostens in Princeton, retiring after 21 years. She was a member of St. Louis Catholic Church. She loved being a farmer's wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by her companion, Ed Becker of Florida; three daughters, Kathleen (Steven) Winter of Morris; Patricia Bickett of Leroy, and Colleen (Andrew) Betsill of Smyrna, Ga.; five grandchildren, Samantha Fundell of Leroy, Megan and Jessica Winter of Morris, Olivia and John Betsill of Smyrna, Ga. and one great-granddaughter Izabella; two brothers, Jerry (Jackie) Richter and Dave (Pam) Richter; two sisters, Mary (Harley) Chaffee and Joyce (Bob) Bowsher and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded by her husband, Joseph and one brother, Tom (Joan) Richter.

Funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the St. Louis Catholic Church, Father Jeffrey Stirniman officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakland Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Norberg Memorial Home.

Memorials may be directed to American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be left at www.norbergfh.com.

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