J. Earl Bicknell, 99 of Dysart died Sunday, November 28, 2010 at Sunnycrest Care Center in Dysart of natural causes. At this time no services are planned and burial will be at a later date with Overton Funeral Home in Dysart in charge of arrangements.
J. Earl Bicknell was born in Illinois the son of John and Lucy Azbill Bicknell. Earl received his education in various schools in Iowa and then began working as a self employed carpenter all his life. He was married to Ardella Mary Roder and they made their home in Waterloo and for the past 17 years lived in Dysart. Ardella's death came on April 12, 2009. For many years he was a square dance caller in the area. Preceded in death by parents, husband and one son Bobby. He is survived by his daughter Patty (Chester) Worden of Dysart, 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and 4 step great -grandchildren.