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Stewart Bichet

No services are planned at this time for Stewart Anthony Bichet II, 51, Hillsboro, best known as owner and operator of ASAP AutoGlass from 2003 to 2020, who peacefully passed away Jan. 19 at Ascension Via Christi-St. Joseph, Wichita, from diabetic complications.

He was born April 9, 1969, in Hutchinson, to Frederick and Carol (Smith) Bichet.

Stewart was incredibly smart, achieving the coveted Eagle Scout rank in Boy Scouts of America at the age of 13. He graduated from Hutchinson High School in 1987 and began his different career adventures in sales, eventually realizing his dream of owning his own business.

On Oct. 4, 1992, Stewart married Lana DeWater, and they had two daughters, Viktoria and Erika.

After growing up in Hutchinson and living in Wichita through the 90’s, the Bichets settled in Hillsboro, where they raised their girls and started their business, ASAP AutoGlass, a mobile glass repair and replacement company serving multiple counties. ASAP was, at heart, a family business, and even provided the opportunity for Viktoria to open her own automotive related shop in Newton.

Stewart was known for his love of loud music, the outdoors, and for being an extremely hard-working man. He enjoyed watching different sports and sharing his favorite 80s movies with his daughters. Family time was always a top priority in the Bichet household and they enjoyed many adventures together, including vacations, concerts, outdoor activities like fishing, camping, and horseback riding — and, of course, the staples like the importance of being together for meals and games nights.

Stewart was diagnosed with diabetes in his late 30s and struggled to maintain his health.

Stewart is survived by his father Fred, of Hutchinson; daughters, Viktoria (and husband, Jesse) Boucher of Florence, and Erika Bichet (and fiancé, Taylor Heidebrecht) of Dodge City; granddaughter, Charlee Boucher; half-sister, Shauna Bichet (and husband, Andreas) of Irvine, California; ex-wife and mother of his daughters, Lana DeWater of Hillsboro; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Carol, and his grandparents.

Due to COVID, there will be no services at this time. A Celebration of Life is planned for family and close friends in the spring.

Condolences may be mailed to: The Bichet Family, 218 N. Ash, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

A GoFundMe page has been set up in Stewart’s name to be used to open a trust fund in his memory to be split and given as an inheritance to any future grandchildren after they’ve all turned 25 years of age.

Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson, is in charge of arrangements.

Last modified Jan. 27, 2021

 

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