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David Allen Bickford

November 19, 1957 ~ June 18, 2022 (age 64)


David Allen Bickford, age 64, of Crosby passed away on June 18, 2022, peacefully at

Home with his family by his side.


David was born to Willard and Rose (Formanek) Bickford on November 19, 1957 in Crosby, MN.  He spent 16 years in the United States Navy as a Machinist Mate working on submarines.  He retired from the USS Maine where he is a plankowner.  He was part of 1 of 2 crews that christened and commissioned it into the Navy.


After retiring early from the Navy, he moved back to his hometown of Crosby with his wife to raise their children and be close to family.  He always was a big family man making his 3 grandchildren his pride and joy.


He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Lisa (Geving) Bickford; his sons, Andrew Bickford of Baxter, Daniel Bickford of Coon Rapids; his daughter, Kathleen (Mike) Loeffelbein of Brainerd; three grandchildren, Zackrey Johnson, Blake Johnson and Adalynn Loeffelbein; brothers, Eugene (Punky) Bickford of Rosharon, TX and Mike (Nancy) Bickford of Coon Rapids; sisters, Barbara (Kenny) Moe of Crosby, Diane (Roger) Hartung of Crosby and Gladys (Lon) Kunes of Wichita, KS; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.


Preceding David in death are his parents and one brother, Frank Bickford.


A Celebration of David’s Life will be held on Friday, June 24, 2022 from 12:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Myrin-James American Legion Post in Ironton.  Burial will be at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls on Thursday at 1:00 p.m. with military honors.  Arrangements are with the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby

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June 23, 2022

1:00 PM
Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery

Celebration of Life
June 24, 2022

12:00 PM
Myrin - James American Legion Post (Pine Ridge Cemetery, Emily, Ironton)

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