Carl “Rich” Bickmeier

November 28, 1937 - January 2, 2020

11/28/1937 - 01/02/2020

Past Services

Friday January 10, 2020
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Friday January 10, 2020
1:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions

Carl “Rich” Bickmeier 82, of Rayland, OH, formerly of Bellaire, died January 2, 2020, at his home.

Rich was born November 28, 1937, in Bellaire, a son of the late Kenneth and Lillie Jefferies Bickmeier Sr.

He was retired from the former Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel’s Mingo Plant, was a member of the Hill Hoppers Airplane Club of Triadelphia, WV., American Legion Post #52 and the VFW Post #626 both of Bellaire, a Catholic by faith, and an Army Veteran.

Preceding him in death were two brothers, Kenneth Bickmeier Jr., and Alfred Bickmeier.

Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Darlene F. (Knuth) Bickmeier, two sons, William Lasure of Celina, OH., and Patrick Lasure of Rayland, OH, 3 daughters, Christine (Steve) Supanik of St. Clairsville, OH, Fay (Brian) Fuller of Alger, OH and Joy (Davy) Heath of Centerville, OH. a brother, David (Maggie) Bickmeier of San Dimas, CA, a sister, Geraldine (Stave) Hendrickson of Columbus, OH, Sisters-in-law, Irene Bickmeier and Sally Bickmeier both of Bellaire, OH, 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will be received at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 441 37th Street, Bellaire, OH on Friday from 11 am until time of memorial service at 1 pm with Fr Daniel Heusel officiating.

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Marty Cochran
3 years ago

I’m at a loss for words…so shocked. I had the opportunity to be at Rich and Darlene’s wedding and have attended many of their family events. Rich will be greatly missed.

Kathy Trigg Sechrest
3 years ago

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My sincere sympathy to the family. I especially want to send my love to Darlene, Fay and Joy, who I’ve known for many years. I enjoyed many days at the house in Bellaire with Fay and Darlene painting away. I sure miss those old days. We had lots of good times. Praying for God to comfort you and yours in your time of need.

Cheryl J Skinner,Tri-State Military Museum
3 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Carl Bickmeier, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, Carl Bickmeier, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Mark and Tina Clegg
3 years ago

Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

David & Kathy knuth
3 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for Darlene and family