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“I wanted to express my profound sadness upon learning of Senora Bickel's passing. I was her student aide my junior and senior year of high school at...Read More »
1 of 25 | Posted by: Chriss Adams - Jackson, MI


2 of 25 | Posted by: Carol, Gary Gundy& Sons Gundy - MI

“Sue was an outstanding teacher in my building but an even better spouse and mother. May God wrap her and her family in his loving, healing arms! ”
3 of 25 | Posted by: Blaine Goodrich - Parma, MI

“Dan, Paul and Phil and all the family, may God's peace be with you as you share treasured memories with family and friends. Going to miss Sue's smile...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: June Hinkle - Avon Park, FL

“Thinking of the Bickel family at this difficult time. Your mom was a GREAT woman Paul and Dan. I am grateful I was privileged to have known her...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Amy Lybarger-Dickman - Fremont, OH

“The loss of a loved one is so hard to bear. Please find peace in God's word at, 2 Thesalonian 3:16. ”
6 of 25 | Posted by: - GA

“Phil, Paul, Dan - I am so very sorry for your loss of Susan. She was proud of all of your accomplishments in life. ”
7 of 25 | Posted by: Evagene Wellman - MI - Friend

“So sorry to hear of Dan's mother passing my thoughts an prayers go to you all at this time! ”
8 of 25 | Posted by: Chris Wright - Hebron, OH

“Dan, Paul and Phil: I'm so very sorry for your loss. I spent countless hours in her presence growing up and can say she was just an amazing person....Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Kyle Debiasi - Columbus, OH

“Susan was a very dear friend and I will miss seeing her and talking to her. My thoughts and prayers to the Family. Tina Snyder ”
10 of 25 | Posted by: A friend

“I'm so sad to hear of the passing of Senora Bickel! She was a wonderful teacher and her memory will live on with her students! ”
11 of 25 | Posted by: Misti Bell - Jackson, MI

“Phil, we continue to pray for you at this difficult time. Thankful that we were able to meet you through Spring Arbor Assisted Living ”
12 of 25 | Posted by: Mark and Renee Erickson - Jackson, MI

“Phil, Paul and Dan: I'm so very very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. ”
13 of 25 | Posted by: Rita Eder - Jackson, MI

“I will miss you Sue, RIP ”
14 of 25 | Posted by: Jackie

“Phil, Paul, Dan and dear family-Kim and I send our love and prayers for you all. God's Peace. ”
15 of 25 | Posted by: Craig Britton - Jackson, MI


16 of 25 | Posted by: Jackie

“Phil, Paul, Dan & family, We are so sorry for your loss. We loved Sue and are so sorry that we can not be there since we are out of town. We are...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Sue Drake - Rives Junction, MI

“I will so miss Susan at Singspiration and at the SAFM services at Spring Arbor Assisted Living. I always had to think to add a book for her, sitting...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Barbara Hawkins - Spring Arbor, MI

“Phil,Please accept condolences on the passing of your wife. I am sure she sits at the side of God listening to your music. May she rest in peace. ”
19 of 25 | Posted by: Dave Mikelonis - Jackson, MI


20 of 25 | Posted by: Karen Hocter - Clarklake, MI

“So sorry for your loss Phil and family, she is home now and at peace. Lynne and Dennis Pienta ”
21 of 25 | Posted by: Dennis Pienta - Jackson, MI

“We are sorry for the loss of your mom. Your families are in our hearts and prayers. ”
22 of 25 | Posted by: Helena, Violet, Hailey Dodds, Rickel, Rickel

“Phil, Paul, Dan and all of Sue's family, our hearts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. You can all thank God for sending this...Read More »
23 of 25 | Posted by: Donna and Tim Burden - MI

“My deepest sympathy go out to Susan's friends and family. She was a precious lady. ”
24 of 25 | Posted by: Nancy Hawley - Munith, MI

“Phil, Paul, Dan and all of Sue's family, our hearts and prayers are with you during this difficult time but you can thank God for sending this...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: Donna and Tim Burden - MI


Of Jackson, passed away peacefully on March 7th, 2018. She was born to Leonard and Mary Goodsell on July 13, 1946 in Iowa City, Iowa. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Phil; her sons, Paul (Bethany) and Dan (Kim); brothers Jim Goodsell (Eva), Bob Goodsell (Lea), and Rich Goodsell; granddaughters Audrey, Addison, Julia, and Laura. She was preceded in death by her parents. Susan graduated from Hammond High School in Alexandria, Virginia in 1964. A National Merit Scholar, she graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Michigan State University in 1968 with a B.A. in Spanish and Mathematics. She taught in many school districts, the longest at East Jackson High School, retiring in 2005. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, and performed in the Jubilate Ringers handbell choir and Chancel Choir for over 35 years. She enjoyed attending her husband's and sons' various musical performances, including the Jackson French Quarter Dixieland Band. She also loved her cats, home projects, and traveling with Phil to many MSU sporting events and occasional international trips. The funeral will be held on Monday, March 12th, at 11:00 a.m. at Jackson First United Methodist Church. Dr. Eric Beck officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church music department.

Visitation will take place from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, March 11th at Watson Funeral Home on 2590 Spring Arbor Road in Jackson, and at 10 a.m. until the service on Monday, March 12th at the First United Methodist Church in Jackson.

Funeral Home
Watson Funeral Chapel
2590 Spring Arbor Road Jackson, MI 49203
Tel. (517) 782-7144

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