Philip Lyle Bicket, 72, of 110 Liberty Street, Watkins, IA died Monday January 28, 2013 at his home after a long illness.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 1, 2013 at Teahen Funeral Home, Cedar Rapids, IA by the Rev. Mark Thomas of Central Assembly of God and Rev. Rose Marie Calderon-Khan of Norway United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Spencer Lake Memorial Park Cemetery, Waupaca, WI. Friends visited with the family Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. and Friday after 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Philip is survived by his wife Nancy; a daughter Laura Driscoll of Walford, IA; four sons: Paul Bicket and Jeff (Lori) Driscoll both of Cedar Rapids, IA, Tim Driscoll of Watkins, IA, and Larry (Heidi) Driscoll of Ft. Madison, IA; seven grandchildren: Kimberly, Hailey, Chase, Dylan, Jessica, Ashley, and Samantha; two great grandchildren; two brothers, Zenus Bicket of Springfield, MO and David (Michelle) Bicket of London, England; and nieces and nephews Debbie, David, Danny, Tammy and Cindy. His parents, a son David, a brother James, and in-laws Charles and Margaret Waters preceded him in death.
Philip was born February 27, 1940 in Black River Falls, WI the son of Paul and Marie Johansen Bicket. He was a graduate of the University of WI at Whitewater. He retired after 32 years as a Professor of Accounting at Kirkwood Community College. Philip married Nancy (Waters) Driscoll on May 21, 1981 in Cedar Rapids. Philip was very proud of the fact that he had donated nine gallons of blood. His passion was teaching and he enjoyed using his CDL license to drive for international students and exchange programs at Kirkwood. He enjoyed boating and gathering the family together at Lambeau Field for a tailgate party before the Green Bay Packers scrimmage game. The most important thing to Philip was spending time with his family.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice of St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, IA. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.teahenfuneralhome.com