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Delroy H. Bichler – Obituary

Name: Delroy H. Bichler

Age: 74

Born: 12-29-1947

Died: 05-10-2022



Private services with Military Honors will be held at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia for Delroy H. Bichler age 74 of Arlington, Tennessee and formerly of St. Cloud who passed away on May 10, 2022 at his home after a brief illness.

Del was born December 29, 1947 in Saint Cloud, Minnesota to Delrose and Bernard (Wedl) Bichler. He graduated from St. Cloud Technical High School in 1966. Del enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was a decorated Combat Veteran of the Viet Nam War serving in the 1st Battalion 7th Marine Regiment. He graduated from the St. Cloud Vocational School and was employed as a machinist by Brown-Boveri Turbomachinery while attending St. Cloud State University, graduating in 1979 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He married Julie Olson in St. Cloud, they later divorced. Del was employed as a Mechanical Engineer by Cornelius Manufacturing in Anoka and Schering-Plough Pharmaceutical in Memphis, Tennessee until his retirement. Del married Marsha Renner in Memphis. After his retirement Del authored and published a book about his experience in Viet Nam entitled, Viet Nam: They Never Promised us a Rose Garden.  

Del is survived by his wife, Marsha; sons, Arthur (Jamie) of Laguna Beach, California, Brad (Melissa) of Clearwater; two granddaughters, Ava and Brianna Bichler; stepsons, Aaron and Eric Renner; brothers and sisters, John (Sheila) of Kimball, Rev. Deacon Dana (Sharon) of St. Cloud, Dr. Lois Bichler of Columbia, Missouri, Chuck (Chris) of Lakeville and Kara (Jeff) Koeppel of Pardeeville, Wisconsin.

Del was preceded in death by his parents; and nephew, Zachary.

Guestbook for Delroy H. Bichler

Lisa Chase
, cousin
October 1, 2022, 4:00 pm
Was my playmate when I was two, and always my friend. My Dad was his God Father. He was a good person and so funny. He told my family that he remembers getting his only bottle as a baby. He would fall out of the house as a kid and yell. "please don't beat me anymore' as he rolled around on the ground. He was quite the guy.
Chris Baumgartner
, Grade school mate
June 8, 2022, 4:35 pm
Del was a gentle man who I always liked. Reads like he had a successful life and had a nice family. Sorry for your loss.
Bob Molitor
, Friend
June 7, 2022, 3:43 am
So sorry to hear of Dels passing. He was a great guy.

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