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.