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Obituary for William "Chainsaw" Ickes
Ickes, William , “Chainsaw”, 89, Sidman. Entered in new life, January 14, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center. Born September 17, 1929 in Blair county the son of Ralph and Jennie (Stein) Ickes. Preceded in death by his parents, wife the former Thelma R. Bowser, and siblings: Martha Hoyer, Chuck Ickes, Harry Ickes, and Violet Meyers. Survived by children: Diana (Maurice) Conary of O’Fallon, IL and William H. (Vicky) Ickes of Sidman. Grandchildren: Joshua (Jen) , Greg, Kayla, Krista, and Kevin, and seven great grandchildren. Brother of: Melvin Ickes of Rhinebeck, NY; Betty Progar of Overland Park KA; Virginia Daley of Lousiville, OH; and Vera Ickes of Sidman, and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill worked in construction for Local 910. He liked to tinker with his bulldozer and to cut trees. He loved his grandchildren. He was an Army veteran and was a life member of the Beaverdale American Legion. Friends received from 4-8 PM Thursday at the Jean H. Kinley Funeral Home, Beaverdale where service will be held at 11 AM Friday. Interment Pringle Hill Cemetery.