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Helen Bickler

Jul 17, 2021

Oct. 19, 1928-July 6, 2021

Helen W Bickler, 92,

Mesa, AZ passed away

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at

Bella Vista Senior Living,

Mesa, AZ.

Helen was born on Oc-

tober, 19, 1928 at

Fillmore, ND, the

daughter of Peter and

Rena (Hager) Wentz. She

moved with her family

several times, attending

grade school at Selz, ND

and Orrin, ND and gra-

duating High School at

Balta, ND in June, 1947.

Helen attended college in

Minot, then taught at a

country school.

Helen married Louis

Bickler on June 1949 at

Balta, ND. From this un-

ion, they had 7 children,

Michael, Annita, Yvonne,

Raphael, Steven, Louis

and Peter. Helen worked

on the family dairy farm

from 1950’s to 1980’s. She

also worked at the Balta

Public School as an assis-

tant cook for over 10

years. In 1984, Helen

moved to Minot, ND

where she worked at

Domestic Violence Crisis

Center for almost 20


Helen loved visiting her

children, grandchildren

and great grandchildren.

She enjoyed collecting

Salt and Pepper shakers,

decorative plates, horse-

back riding, playing soli-

taire, tulips, and bird


Helen is survived by

her seven children,

Michael Bickler, Pine

River, MN, Annita (James)

Chiariello, Cumming, GA,

Yvonne Harrison, Scotts-

dale, AZ, Raphael Bickler,

Tempe, AZ , Steven (Lin-

da) Bickler, Minot, ND,

Louis (Karla) Bickler,

Bismarck, ND and Peter

(Misty) Bickler, Platts-

mouth, NE; grandchil-

dren, Jason Bickler, Cher-

ise Wry, Adam Holland,

Tonia Usher, Paul

Chiariello, Mathew

Chiariello, Jessica Knapp,

Cody Harrison, Christo-

pher Bickler, April

Sinner, Heather Traynor

and Michelle Bickler;

step-grandchildren, Jim

and Steven Chiariello,

Lisa Wisniewski and San-

dy and Nancy Mangan;

great-grandchildren, Alay-

na and Gabriel Wry, Kale

Usher, Keegan Knapp,

Waylon and Haven

Harrison, Brynn and

Talan Sinner, Connor and

Grayson Traynor; and two

sisters, Jane Jackson, Far-

go, ND and Carol David-

son, Bismarck, ND.

She was preceded in

death by her parents,

Peter and Rena Wentz;

and sister Rose Wagner.

Funeral services will be

held at Little Flower

Catholic Church in Minot

at 10:30 am on Saturday,

July 17, 2021. The service

will be livestreamed for

the public to view and

can be accessed by going

to https://bit.ly/3qXP5Jo.

Burial will be at Rosehill

Memorial Park in Minot.

Visitation will be held at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home on Friday, July

16, 2021 from 5 pm to 7

pm with a Rosary service

at 7. Those wishing to

sign the online register

and share memories may

access the online obi-

tuaries section at (www.


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