February 04, 2019

M. Fae Bichsel, 73, of Quincy, died January 26, 2019, in Blessing Hospital. She was born on July 21, 1945, in Leonard, MO, the daughter of John & Evelyn (Smith) McEwen. She married Fred Bichsel on May 29, 1965. He survives. 

Fae was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church and was an avid lifelong fan of Elvis Presley and the St. Louis Cardinals. She was a checker at Hy-Vee for many years. When she was younger, she worked at Motorola.

In addition to her husband, Fae is survived by: five children, Jacqueline Bichsel and her husband Tom Memminger of Knoxville, TN; Pamela Valdez and her husband Jason of Denver, CO; John Bichsel of Quincy; Eric Bichsel and his wife Paula of Quincy; and Amanda Bichsel of Denver, CO. Also five grandchildren, Aleah Valdez, Kayla Bichsel, Cody Bichsel, Morgan Bichsel, and Mackenzie Bichsel. Five great grandchildrenLogan Valdez, Tyson Davis, Malique Davis, Annaela Bichsel, and Dewan Lloyd, Jr. She brothers, Danny McEwen and his wife Annie; Carl McEwen and his wife Sheila; and Randy McEwen and his wife Nancy. Many nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.

Fae was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Dale McEwen; and a sister, Sue Brown.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 1, 2019, at 9:30 in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:00 AM in St. Peter Catholic Church.

Interment will be at St. Michael Cemetery in Hager's Grove (near Leonard, MO) at 12:30 on Friday, February 1, 2019, with a luncheon to follow in the Leonard Community Room. Visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 4 until 7 p.m. at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, Fred Bichsel asks you to consider a memorial made to the upkeep of their beloved churchyard cemetery near their hometown: St. Michael Cemetery Fund, 4663 Hwy M, Shelbyville, MO 63469