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Robert J. 'B.J.' Biddle

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

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Funeral services for Robert J. "B.J." Biddle, 22, took place at New Hope Community Chapel in Emmetsburg, Monday, Dec. 17, 2007. Rev. David VanHuevelen and Rev. David D. Biddle officiated the services.

On Jan. 4, 1985, God gave Robert Joseph "B.J." Biddle to Philip and Ann Biddle of Emmetsburg. He was the third and middle blessing to the Biddle family. He spent his younger years in Emmetsburg.

B.J. later received a calling for missions and full time ministry. After he graduated from high school in 2003, B.J. proceeded to North Central University in Minneapolis, Minnesota. While at NCU he took every opportunity to fulfill the great commission. In high school B.J. went on his very first mission trip to Mexico and little did he know then that God was setting the stage for his future. From there B.J. took advantage of every opportunity he had to travel the world bringing the gospel to others. In 2004 and 2005 he went on missions trips to Vietnam and Thailand to minister to children and to smuggle bibles into foreign lands. He was preparing to lead a third trip in February 2008.

In 2001 he met and fell in love with Megan Rosacker of Ruthven, and in 2005 they were engaged to be married.

B.J. graduated college in May of 2007 with a Pastoral Studies Degree. He was making plans to obtain his pastor's license. He was extremely active in the church, playing guitar in the worship band, preaching at surrounding churches, teaching Sunday School and leading the youth group at New Hope Community Chapel.

B.J. is survived by his parents, Phil and Ann Biddle of Emmetsburg; brother, Josh and wife, Jessica of Emmetsburg; sisters: Jennifer, Melanie, and Sarah Biddle -- all of Emmetsburg; fiancée, Megan Rosacker of Ruthven; grandparents, Rev. David and Roberta Biddle of Emmetsburg, and Gerald and Delores Stroud of Graettinger.

Arrangements by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home