Margaret Brickel


HICKSVILLE -- Margaret A. Brickel, 94, died Sunday, January 12, 2014, at Hickory Creek at Hicksville, Hicksville, Ohio.

She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, on January 21, 1919, the daughter of the late John and Erma (Connett) Reinhold. Margaret was a 1939 graduate of Central High School in Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 1940, she was united in marriage with James Brickel, and he preceded her in death on October 26, 1994. Margaret worked at Dana Weatherhead in Antwerp, General Electric in Fort Wayne and Crook Miller Handle Factory in Hicksville.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Hicksville. She was past president and secretary of the Hicksville Eagles Auxiliary, and secretary of the bowling leagues. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and TOPS Club. She loved poodles.

Surviving Margaret are two sons, Richard (Dee) Brickel of Bryan, Ohio, and David (Diane) Brickel of Hicksville; stepdaughter, Patricia Hart Gumbert of New Haven, Indiana; four grandchildren; six stepgrandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a stepson, Robert Brickel; three sisters; and a brother.

Funeral service for Margaret will be Friday at 10 a.m. at Grace United Methodist Church, Hicksville. Visitation will be Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at Smith & Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery, Hicksville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fort Defiance Humane Society, Hickory Creek at Hicksville or Grace United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be shared at

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