Delrose C. Bichler(1927 - 2012)

Delrose C. Bichler, 84

St. Cloud

August 16, 1927 ~ July 12, 2012

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at St. Paul's Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Delrose C. Bichler, age 84 of St. Cloud who passed away on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at her home. Reverend Gregory Lieser, Reverend Thomas Knoblach and Reverend Mr. David Lindmeier will officiate. Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery, St. Cloud.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday and after 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday at the Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud. Parish prayers will be at 4:30 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home in St. Cloud.

Del was born on August 16, 1927 in Cold Spring, Minnesota to Gothard and Ida (Nierenhausen) Wedl. She married Bernard J. Bichler on November 27, 1946 at St. Mary's Cathedral in St. Cloud. Del worked at the Sunday daycare at Atonement Lutheran Church and Peace United Church of Christ in St. Cloud for many years. Del was a member of St. Paul's Parish, past member and President of the Altar Society. She also volunteered in many other ways over the last 50 years.

Del enjoyed fishing, reading, embroidery, gardening, cooking, the Minnesota Twins and trips to the casino.

Del is survived by her children, Delroy (Marsha) of Arlington, Tennessee, John (Sheila) of Albertville, Dana (Sharon) of St. Cloud, Lois of Columbia, Missouri, Chuck (Chris) of Lakeville and Kara (Jeff Koeppel) of St. Cloud; eight grandchildren, Art, Bradley, Jason, Sarah, Bernard II "Ben", Elisa, Alex and Zach; and brother, Herman (Dorothy) of Baxter.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bernie on April 9, 1990; four brothers, Ambrose "Hank", Leroy, Gerald and Gothard, Jr.; and three sisters, Alferia, Romelda, and Brigetta.

Memorials are preferred.


Funeral Home

Daniel Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1010 North Second Street St. Cloud, MN 56303
(320) 251-0383

Published in the St. Cloud Times on July 15, 2012