Della was born in Fraser Township, Minnesota, Aug. 31, 1930, the daughter of Emil and Alice (Karas) Wohlenhaus.
She married Uyrel "Bud" Jaras Bicking Oct. 30, 1948. They moved to the Terre Haute area in 1956.
Della worked for Columbia House for several years before moving to Brazil in 1972. Della owned and operated Bicking Tax Service.
She was certified as a tax preparer and continued working even through last tax season at 80 years old.
Della had a wonderful sense of humor. Della enjoyed watching the Chicago Bulls and the Indiana Pacers. She also enjoyed spending time with her family -- especially her grandchildren.
Della was preceded in death by her parents, her son Steven Bicking, as well as several siblings.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Bud Bicking, daughters Sherry McClain, Brazil, and Sandy Hofmann (Ray), Brazil, son Scott Bicking (Jamie), as well as several grandchildren and great-grandchildren and extended family members and a beloved dog Doxee and two cats.
Services will be at French Funeral Home, Brazil, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the funeral home Saturday, from 11 a.m., until time of service.
Visit www.frenchfuneralhome.com to light a candle in her memory.