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Bernard J. Hickey

January 6, 1942 March 10, 2020
Bernard J. Hickey
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Obituary for Bernard J. Hickey

Bernard (Bernie) J. Hickey, 78, of rural Edelstein, died Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at St. Joseph Home in Lacon, IL. He was admitted there July 2019 and his family wishes to thank all caregivers for their loving care and compassion.

He was born January 6, 1942, to John and Helen (Fuertges) Hickey of Camp Grove. He graduated from Bradford High School and St. Ambrose College. He was employed at Camp Grove State Bank, retiring in 1990 as Executive Vice President, and continued to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the bank.

He was an active and involved member of the Peoria Chapter of the ACLU.

He is survived by siblings Denny (Val) of Bradford, Jim (Peg) of Bellingham, WA, Rosemary (Hank) Welch of Evanston, IL, Kathy (Dan) Czarniewski of Boca Raton, FL, sister-in-law Mary Hickey of Seattle, WA, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Philip.

Bernie was a member of the Universalist Unitarian Church, 3000 W. Richwoods Drive in Peoria. A Celebration Of Life will be held at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial will be at a later date at St. Patrick Cemetery in Camp Grove, IL.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Universalist Unitarian Church, American Heart Association or St. Joseph Home, Lacon, IL.

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Services will be set for a future date to be determined.

Cemetery Details


St. Patrick's Cemetery-Camp Grove Final Resting Place

Camp Grove, Illinois 61491

NA Camp Grove 61491 Illinois
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Joseph Nursing Home

Universalist Unitarian Church

3000 W Richwoods Blvd
Peoria, IL 61604

American Heart Association


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