Bickmeier: 40th wedding anniversary

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.

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.