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Alexis Bickle - Gone Too Soon

Photo Courtesy Nikki Fox

Parkway's Alexis Bickle (16) who was injured in a single vehicle accident on Wednesday afternoon (October 12th) in Van Wert County passed away from her injuries on late Friday afternoon (14th) at Lutheran Hospital in Ft. Wayne.

Bickle, who was in her Junior year, was a very active member of the Panther family, she was a part of the marching band and a member of the basketball and softball teams.

A Go Fund Me page has been set-up to help with medical and funeral expenses for Alexis.

CLICK HERE - Go Fund Me - Alexis Bickle Medical/Funeral Bills

Funeral Arrangements by Ketcham-Ripley Funeral Home

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at the Celina Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina, Ohio, with Father Ken Schnipke officiating. A memorial service will be held at New Horizons Community Church in Rockford, at 6:30 p.m. with Pastor Dave Souers officiating. The family will receive friends before the memorial service from 4:30 p.m. up until the time of the service.

Memorials may be directed to the Ohio City Fire Department or to the Alexis Bickle Scholarship Fund.


Alexis Teresa “Lexi” Bickle, 16, of Rockford, Ohio, died Friday afternoon, October 15, 2016, at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as the result of injuries sustained in an auto accident. She was born in Van Wert, Ohio on July 27, 2000, the daughter of Donald and Mary (Minch) Bickle. Lexi was a Junior at Parkway High School in Rockford, and was very active in school activities: she was a member of the Parkway Band, the Parkway softball team and basketball team; FCCLA; a member of the Grand Lake Fall Softball League; and she also played on the traveling softball team based out of Rockford—the “Rockford Rippers”. Lexi had this contagious smile that everyone loved, and was compassionate and endearing to everyone she met; she also could be stubborn, which she got from both her mother and dad, and she had a big heart, which she got from her mom! Lexi is giving life to others through the donation of her organs, again showing that she was such a generous, caring person.

Surviving in addition to her mother, Mary and her dad Don, of Rockford, is a brother and his wife—Ryan and Brittany Bickle and their son Gage, of Ohio City; her maternal grandparents, Paul and Norma Minnich of Portland, Indiana; paternal grandparents, Bruce and Connie Bickle of Ohio City, and Bart and Betty Sidle, also of Ohio City. Many aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive. Deceased is a maternal grandfather Ed Minch, and an aunt, Teresa Minch.

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1991 Ohio High School Regional Championship basketball game. Last second shot by Jill Froning for unranked Celina wins the game over Ohio's #1 rated Pickerington (were also rated in USA Today Top 5)...Celina went on to win the Ohio D1 State Championsip game. Game was played at Bellefontaine HS, Dave Schmidt doing the play-by-by for Celina Cable TV.

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