Josephine A. Bickett, 71, of Bradenton, Fla., formerly of Princeton, died Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at Blake Medical Center in Florida. Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18 at the St. Louis Catholic Church. The Rev. Jeffrey Stirniman will officiate. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. A visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Norberg Funeral Home, Princeton. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.
She was born on Oct. 20, 1941, in Highland, Wis., the daughter of 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 died 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.
Survivors include 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; and Olivia and John Betsill of Smyrna; 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 in death by her husband, Joseph and one brother, Tom (Joan) Richter.