He was born Jan. 30, 1922 in Ilion, N.Y. to Carl Henry Dicke and Irene Kamman Dicke, going on to be raised in Dayton and graduating from Stivers High School in 1939.
Dicke was the oldest of three children, and is survived in his family of origin by his sister Mary Dicke Reed, and Mary’s son and daughter.
A celebration of the lives of both Dicke and his wife Eilleen — who died on Jan. 14, 2015 — will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the St. Paul United Church of Christ Church in New Bremen, with the Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. that day at the church.
Burial will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery (For All Faiths) of New Bremen.
A memorial fund has been established at the New Bremen Foundation, P.O. Box 97, New Bremen, OH, 45869.
Donations may also be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.