Carl and Darlene Bickmeier are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today, Aug. 18. They were married at St. John's Church in Bellaire by Father Ralph.
Carl is a graduate of Bellaire High School and an Army veteran. He is retired from Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel Corporation, and he was a Castor at Mingo.
His wife, Darlene, attended St. Joseph's Academy, graduated from Bellaire School of Practical Nursing, and worked at Bellaire City Hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bickmeier
They are the parents of five children: William Lasure of Celina, Ohio; Christine Supanik of St. Clairsville; Fay Fuller of Alger, Ohio; Joy Arbogast of Centerville, Ohio; and Patrick Lasure of Martins Ferry. They have 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
The couple was honored by their family and friends with a celebration and a surprise gift to Hawaii from all.