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Darlene Bicksler

February 17, 1935 - May 7, 2019

Darlene Bicksler

Obituary

Darlene Bicksler, 84, passed away, Tuesday, May 7, 2019 surrounded by her devoted family. She was born February 17, 1935 in Belvidere, daughter of Arthur and Rose (Behling) Rhode. Darlene married her loving husband of 44 years, John Bicksler on April 3, 1955.  She graduated from Belvidere High School in 1952 and worked at Midwest Bottle Caps for several years and assisted John in his flooring business. Darlene then became employed by Belvidere/Alpine Bank for 20 years loving her job and retiring as V.P. and Trust Officer. Early years brought her joy growing up on the farm, helping with 4-H, being a Brownie Leader and assisting at B.J.T. During her banking years she served on several boards, the latest being Parkside Manor. Darlene was a former member of Zonta Club., Jr. Women’s Club, volunteered at St. Anthony and as an election judge. Her life revolved around her family. She and John loved to travel and they enjoyed each generation attending their sports activities and events. Darlene enjoyed the outdoors in her flower gardens and also the many summers with friends at Lake Mills. Immanuel of Belvidere was her lifetime church home and she was baptized on April 21, 1935, confirmed April 10, 1949 and was married there. She was a member of the Sanctuary staff and Ladies Guild for many years.

She is loved and missed by her devoted family, children: Kevin (Robin) Bicksler, Kim (Perrian) Bicksler, Kathy (Mark) Anderson, Kristine (Richard) Arwood; grandchildren, Jessica (Mark) Schobert, Neal (Britney) Anderson, Bradley (Lisa) Anderson, Matthew (Courtney) Arwood, Kyle (Tessa) Arwood, Arthur (Jennifer) Bicksler, Corina (Nicholas) Steiner, Savanna (Adam) Oertley, Seth (Mackenzie) Bicksler, Carianne (Andrew) Anderson, 10 great-grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren; close friend and companion, Bob Moyer; brothers, Les Rhode, Dale (Marilyn) Rhode; sister-in-law, Joanne Rhode as well as many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, parents and brother Wayne.

Thank you to the cancer center at OSF for all the wonderful caring staff.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday May 13, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Rd, Belvidere, IL. A visitation will take place on 4:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m., Sunday, May 12, 2019  at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave. Belvidere, IL.  Burial in Belvidere Cemetery. Memorials to the family to establish a memorial later. To light a candle or share a condolence please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

Service Schedule

Sunday, May 12, 2019
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A visitation will take place on 4:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m., Sunday, May 12, 2019  at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave. Belvidere, IL. 

Monday, May 13, 2019
11:00 am

Immanuel Lutheran Church

815-544-8058

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday May 13, 2019 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Rd, Belvidere, IL.

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Sorry for your loss. Darlene & I worked together at Pranges. She was delightful to be around. Your memories will keep her in your hearts.

Marilyn Hess 2019-05-15T16:47:36

Kris and Rick, and all the family, sorry to hear of your Moms death. Darlene and I go back a long time, working in ZONTA Club, she was a lovely person and a pleasure to know. My sympathy and prayers go out to you

Alice Nelson 2019-05-12T10:48:35

Sending my heartfelt sympathy to the entire Bicksler family. I have so many wonderful memories of times together, and your mom was such a big part of that. She was such a wonderful, caring, woman. With love, Carrie

Carrie Hanley 2019-05-11T12:16:40

My condolences to the entire Bicksler family on the loss of your Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma. Hugs Kathy and family.
Carol

Carol Schulz 2019-05-10T16:17:02

Our sympathy to her family in there loss.. Have known Darlene since we were young growing up in same area. Spent time with her and she was a great person and always a smile on her face…she will be missed and cherish the memories.

Don & Audrey Kaalaas 2019-05-10T09:57:26

So sorry for your loss. Darlene was a lovely person. Sending prayers for comfort and peace.

Janis Nimtz 2019-05-09T23:19:21

Kathie and I enjoyed our years at the lake with Darlene,she will be missed.our thoughts will be with you.

Bill and kathie crow 2019-05-09T16:17:17

So sorry to hear about your loss. Thinking of the Bicksler Family during this time.

Dan & Cathy Flynn 2019-05-09T15:21:50

Me deepest sympathy to the -_Bicksler family. Darlene was such a wonderful and kind friend. We had such fun in high school and she always enjoyed our class reunions. She certainly lived a full life and will be missed by many. Peace and comfort in the days ahead . Bonnie Fish Spring Hill, FL

Bonnie Fish 2019-05-09T14:59:58

We are truly saddened to hear of your loss! Darlene was one of my moms angel friends! We are praying for peace & comfort for the whole family! We love all of you!🙏❤️

Clayton, Julie, Caleb, & Brei Morris 2019-05-09T10:27:32

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