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Vera Bickford

November 29, 2012
Estherville Daily News

ESTHERVILLE - Memorial services for Vera Bickford, 73, of Estherville will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville with Sister Patrick Murphy officiating. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral chapel.

She died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at her home in Estherville.

Vera N. (Ditsworth) Bickford, the daughter of Earl and Hazel (Sankey) Ditsworth, was born Sept. 8, 1939, in Graettinger.

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Vera Bickford

She received her education in the Graettinger schools.

Vera worked as a nurse's aide in Des Moines and also did in home health care. Vera has lived in Estherville most of her life. In May of 2008, she was united in marriage to George Bickford.

She was a member of RSVP.

Left to cherish Vera's memory is her son, Terry Lee Bickford, and his wife, Sondra, of Ankeny; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; siblings, Velda Laidig of Estherville, Wayne Ditsworth and his wife, Jenele, of Britt, Charles Ditsworth and his wife, Gloria, of Okoboji and James Sevdy of Stillwater, Minn.

Preceding Vera in death are her parents and husband. Online condolences may be sent to



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