Delwyn Bicknese, 55

Published 5:24 pm Saturday, October 22, 2011

Del Bicknese

Delwyn “Doc” Bicknese, 55, died Oct. 19, 2011, in Grand Meadow.

Doc was born Aug. 11, 1956, to Darold and Donna (Rasmussen) Bicknese. He graduated from Grand Meadow High School in 1974.

While in high school, Doc was a standout athlete in football, basketball and baseball.On July 24, 1982, he was united in marriage to the love of his life Laurie Smith at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley. Doc began working at Marzolf Implement in June 1974 as a parts manager and was working there at the time of his death.

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Doc had a love and passion for coaching. He coached girls basketball at Kingsland Schools for eight years, with four years as varsity basketball coach. He also coached for Spring Valley Park and Rec for several years during his children’s years of participation.

Doc’s hobbies included playing softball for over 40 years, including playing on the Rochester Businessmen’s team, playing and coaching basketball, Wednesday night communion with his friends; walking with his buddy, Zoe and spending time with his family. During his years of coaching, he was even able to be his wife’s softball coach. More than anything, Doc was very proud of his family.

Doc is survived by his wife, Laurie Bicknese, Spring Valley; three children: Scott (Whitney Kloss) Bicknese, Yosemite National Park, Calif, Lisa (fiancee Dustin Kimball) Bicknese, Spring Valley, Erik Bicknese, Spring Valley; his mother: Donna Hall; sister: Darla (Gary) Fitch, Kasson; brother: Darin (Tracy) Bicknese, Spring Valley; mother and father-in-law Leo and Maxine Smith, Spring Valley; sisters-in-law: Julie (Steve Sharp) Howard, Spring Valley, Kathy (Todd) Merkel, Spring Valley, Jody (Bryan) Hagan, Spring Valley, Becky (Joel) Merkel; brother-in-law: Rick (Cheryl) Smith, Spring Valley; 17 nieces and nephews and 16 great-nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his dog, Zoe.

He was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Nicole and his fathers Darold Bicknese and Kenneth Hall.

In honor of Doc’s memory, a memorial fund has been set up at Home Federal under the Del Bicknese Memorial/Scholarship Fund.

Funeral services for Doc will be Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley. Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Wykoff.

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