Larry Bickford, 62, of Corning, passed away Monday, July 11, 2022 at CHI Mercy Hospital in Corning. Private family burial will be held at a later date at the Oakland Cemetery at Quincy in rural Adams County. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.
Larry Dean Bickford, the son of Donald Francis and Colleen Marie (Moore) Bickford was born on December 2, 1959 in Corning. Larry was raised on the farm and grew up milking many cows and other various chores around the farm. He always had hunting dogs and loved to fish. Larry attended Corning High School where he was involved in wrestling. Larry graduated with the class of 1978. He then joined the McCreery wheat harvesting crew for two years and later trucked for them. Larry then attended Iowa Western Community College where he received a degree in airplane and power plant repair. After college Larry worked for Northwest Airlink in Sioux City. Later he was employed by Moville Seed & Feed, before coming back home to work on the family farm. Larry received his pilot’s license at an early age and had an interest in flying various types of planes with his dad.
Left to cherish Larry’s memory is his mother, Colleen Bickford of Corning; life partner, Penny Young of Corning; brothers, Randall (Maggie) Bickford of Bettendorf and David (Deb England) Bickford of Ralston, Nebraska; nephews, Andrew and Michael Bickford; nieces Jessica Dietz and Amy (Mike) Wierzbick; great niece and nephews, Ella, Caleb and Ben; uncle, Terry (Roxann) Moore of Corning; aunt, Linda Hughes of Corning and Penny’s extended family.
Preceding Larry in death was his father, Donald in 2021 and grandparents, Dorcas and Lauren Bickford and Carl and Louise Moore.