Submitted by Mary Anne Batten
Harold W. Stickel, 81, of 205 S. Washington St., Tampico, Illinois, died Sunday, April 27, 2003, at his home in Tampico.
Mr. Stickel was born May 12, 1921, in Tampico, Illinois, the son of George and Alma (Hart) Stickel. He served in the United States Army Air Force, was a member of the 13th Air Force Association Flying Tigers, and a member of the Veterans of the 68th Air Service Group in China in World War II. He was also a professional diesel mechanic in the area during his lifetime.
Mr. Stickel is survived by: one brother, James (Anita) Stickel of Tampico; one sister, Ruth Bock of Arcadia, Florida; 15 nieces and nephews and numerous great-nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Vernon, Ronald, and Arthur "Bus" Stickel; two sisters, Elizabeth Crandall and Mary Bohm; and one nephew, John Bohm.
Funeral services will be conducted on Friday at 1 p.m. at the Garland Funeral Home in Tampico with the Rev. Ralph Carr, pastor of the Tampico First United Methodist officiating. Burial will be in Tampico Memorial Cemetery with graveside military rites conducted by the Eshleman Tally Doyl American Legion Post #1191. Visitation will be held on Friday at the Garland Funeral Home in Tampico from 11 a.m.m to 1 p.m. A memorial has been established in his memory.