Viola Bich


Viola Caroline Bich age 76, of Fairfield, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at Parkview Care Center.

Memorial service will be at a later date.  Memorials may be made to the family and mailed to Mary Wadham, 802 West Kirkwood, Fairfield, Iowa 52556.

Viola was born October 4, 1943, in Fort Dodge, Iowa to Ernest Clifford and Elizabeth (Jerrell) Hinkle. She married Willie Bich May 5, 1978, in Mt. Pleasant, IA. He passed away July 14, 2007.

Viola was a homemaker, and worked at Walmart for 8 years. She enjoyed playing bingo, doing plastic canvasing, shopping, gambling and going to the senior center for their activities. Most important to Viola was spending time with her family.

Viola will be missed by her children Mary Wadhams of Fairfield, Robert Kibbe of Winfield, Richard Jameson of Keokuk, Terri Cox of Kentucky, Kim Charbonneau of Nebraska, Bill Bich of Virginia and Diana Chandler of Alabama; her grandchildren, Jessica (Joe Mickels) Luke, Dakota (Katie Weicht) Wadhams, Ronald (Teal) Kibbe, Alyssa (Eric) Eye, Joseph, Benjamin, Aaron, Amy, Lisa, Tyler, Jennifer, Alex, John, Roland, Kyle, Wayde, Teali, Mathew, Valarie, Delilah and Austin; 6 great grandchildren, Hope Caroline Lucille Wadhams, Reese Kibbe, Ronald Kibbe Jr., Rebecca Eye, Quinn Eye and Dalton Eye; and her siblings, Ardall and Evelyn of Fort Dodge and Leslie of Ottumwa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Elizabeth; husband, Willie; one step son; two daughters, Donna Johnson and Brenda Cloke; son, Lester Cloke; and brother, Ronnie Hinkle.

On-line condolences may be made to the family at

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