MOUNT ANGEL - Arnold Bielemeier, a member of St. Mary Parish here, died April 3. He was 82 years old.
Mr. Bielemeier was born in Mount Angel to George and Anna (Klein) Bielemeier. He graduated from Mount Angel Prep School, and after high school worked in construction with his brother. He then worked for the Oregon National Guard in Salem for 30 years. He retired in 1984 and moved to Yachats with his wife Rita. Together they organized the Oregon Alliance for the Mentally Ill Chapter in Lincoln County. They returned to Keizer in 1994, where Rita passed away in 2009. He later returned to Mount Angel where he spent his remaining years.
Mr. Bielemeier was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rita; son, Kevin; brother, Joseph.
He is survived by, his sons, Mark (Christina) and Mike (Martina); stepchildren: Mark (Linda) Crosby, and Linda (Jim) Dover; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorials made to the Oregon Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI OREGON).
Memorial Mass will be at 11 a.m., Thurs., April 10, 2014, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Mount Angel. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 9, also at the church.