DR. CHARLES H. “CHUCK” DICKMAN, age 92, of Delaware, Ohio, formerly of Coldwater, died on Sunday, November 5, 2023, at 2:15 A.M. at the Willow Brook at Delaware Run where he had resided for the last several years. He was born on October 13, 1931 in Hamilton, Ohio, the son of the late Reuben H. & Eleanor L. (Purpus) Dickman. On August 9, 1952, he married Jean Ann Dicke, and she died on June 1, 2018. He is survived by his sons: Dave (Barbara) Dickman of Newburyport, Mass., Mike (Becky) Dickman of Hilliard, Ohio, and Jim (Krista) Dickman of Coldwater. Also left to cherish his memory are his six grandchildren, his six great-grandchildren, a brother John (Sue) Dickman of Delaware, Ohio, and a brother in-law Ken Dicke of New Bremen.
Chuck was a 1949 graduate of New Bremen High School, and went on to graduate from The Ohio State University College of Optometry in 1954. He had served in the U.S. Army as an optometrist from 1954-1956 before returning to the area, and opening his own optometry practice in Coldwater, where he served the wider community for over 40 years. After his retirement, he enjoyed several years of living at Ridgewood Lakes in Davenport, Florida. He was a former member of the Coldwater Methodist Church as well as the Mercer County Elks Lodge 2170. In his free time, Chuck loved to golf and fish, and he especially enjoyed singing with the Soundwaves Barbershop Chorus.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 12:00 Noon at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen with Pastor David Porath officiating. Private interment will take place in the German Protestant Cemetery of New Bremen. Family and friends may call on Saturday, November 11, prior to the services at the funeral home from 10:30 A.M. to Noon. Memorial contributions in his memory can be made to the Good Shepherd Church (310 W. North Street, Coldwater, Ohio 45828). Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen is assisting the family with arrangements, and condolences and memories can be shared with the Dickman family online at www.gilberghartwigfh.com