EDWARD F. DICKE, JR., age 50,
Of Minster, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at his residence. He was born on November 12, 1970 in St. Marys, the son of the late Edward F.H. and Shirley A. (Kyburz) Dicke, Sr. Surviving is his brother Jay Dicke of Minster. Along with his parents, Ed was preceded in death by a brother Jan Dicke.
Ed was a 1990 graduate of New Bremen High School. He made a career working in manufacturing and assembly for Roettger Hardwoods in Kettlersville. Ed and his family were active in showing their Lamancha goats for many years, and enjoyed attending shows across the Midwest. As a family, they belong to the American Dairy Goat Assn., the SW Ohio Dairy Goat Assn., the Indiana Dairy Goat Assn., and the Tri-State Dairy Goat Assn. In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking and tending to the family garden.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 3:00 P.M. at St. Paul Church in New Bremen with Rev. Becky Erb Strang officiating. Friends and family may call one hour prior to the services at the church on Sunday. Private inurnment will take place in the Pilger Ruhe Cemetery near New Knoxville. The family is being assisted by the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, and online condolences to the family may be left at www.gilberghartwigfh.com.
Denise Newman saysNovember 7, 2021 at 9:17 pm
So sorry for the loss of your brother. Sending you prayers, and peace. May God give you strength, and courage through this difficult time.
Jeff Ahlers saysNovember 10, 2021 at 12:36 pm
Sorry for your loss.
John Lahrman saysNovember 10, 2021 at 10:55 pm
So sad to hear of Ed’s passing and so sorry for Jay’s loss of his brother. We always enjoyed seeing and talking with Ed at several goat shows per year. Our family will truly miss him! We all had such a great time this past Indiana State Fair and now it is even more special as it was our last time with Ed. Many prayers and kind thoughts from our family to you Jay!