Michael Allen Dicke, 54,
passed away at his residence in Leipsic, Ohio on June 10, 2020. He was born December 28, 1965 in St. Marys, Ohio, the son of the late Don L. Dicke, and Lois A. (Berning) Dicke who survives in New Bremen. He is also survived by his son, Derek (Jessica) Dicke and grandson Aiden James (AJ) Dicke of Columbus and friend Bonnie Ellerbrock of Leipsic. Also surviving are his siblings Pam (Dicke) Miller, Christine Dicke, and Todd Dicke all of New Bremen, as well as several nieces and nephews. Along with his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents Herbert Berning, Dorothy (Berning) Ingram, Harry Ingram, Paul E. and Fentrus L. Dicke.
Mike was a 1984 graduate of New Bremen High School where he enjoyed playing football. He followed in his father’s footsteps and worked at the former Dicke’s Service Station in New Bremen for several years. He continued his career as an independent truck driver, traveling the United States and enjoyed taking his dogs along with him. He loved working and driving his trucks. He had a special place in his heart for his dogs, and loved to take them everywhere he went.
Due to the current restrictions in regard to the coronavirus, a private service for family and close friends will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the family to establish a college fund for his only grandson, Aiden James (AJ) Dicke. The Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen has been entrusted with the arrangements, and everyone is encouraged to extend condolences and share memories of Mike with his family online at www.gilberghartwigfh.com
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Kathy Gruebmeyer saysJune 11, 2020 at 3:18 pm
Lois, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son, Mike. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Lisa A Thobe saysJune 11, 2020 at 4:27 pm
Oh my so sorry for the loss of Mike. Please hold tight to your memories that make you smile. Lean on each other for comfort and support.
Aunt Barb & Uncle Kermit Freewalt saysJune 11, 2020 at 4:49 pm
Words cannot express my sorrow for our family’s loss with Mike’s passing. He always gave me the best hugs with an “I love you “ that made you feel special. I will miss him dearly. Sincere condolences to Derik, Jess & Aiden. Also to Lois, Pam, Chris & Todd.
Tom Berning saysJune 11, 2020 at 10:54 pm
Dear Aunt Lois, Chris, Pam and Todd, I am so sorry.
Ted Hemmelgarn saysJune 12, 2020 at 8:31 am
Dicke family, I am so sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. I have good memories of Mike, including going up to visit Chris for a night before going to Cedar Point. He will be missed.
Dave Heinfeld saysJune 12, 2020 at 10:48 am
Oh, such a loss. I was always grateful for Mike’s friendship that we developed over automobiles. A ton of smiles and pleasant memories. My heartfelt condolences to everyone, DH.
Joyce Wente saysJune 12, 2020 at 10:54 am
Lois, Pam, Chris, and Todd, Tom and I are so sorry for you loss of Mike. Please know that our thoughts are with all of you. Even though we haven’t seen him awhile we have memories of him growing up.Lois loosing a child no matter what age leaves an empty space in your heart as we know when we lost Shel. please take care. Tom and Joyce
Uncle Ray and Aunt Jo Meckstroth saysJune 12, 2020 at 11:15 am
We link our sadness with yours, as we mourn together the loss of Mike. Our family has sweet memories of his life. When Mike stepped into a room, he made his rounds to give big hugs and would always pause to ask how you were doing. He sincerely cared. Mike’s eyes would light up and he’d break into a big smile when he talked about his son Derik. He was so proud of him. Now free from life’s struggles and poor health, Mike has the privilege of applauding his son’s successes and watching his grandson grow up from the windows of heaven. We stretch our arms of love out to all of you from Alaska.
Beth (Opperman) & Mike Wente saysJune 12, 2020 at 2:37 pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Lois, Pam, Chris, Todd and Derek. Hold tight those memories and know that he and Donny are now reunited.🙏🏼
Greg & Jenny Berning saysJune 12, 2020 at 5:12 pm
Sorry for you loss of Mike. Praying for you all.
Don & Jacqui saysJune 12, 2020 at 5:41 pm
Lois, Chris, Pam, Todd and all of the family….Jacqui and I extend our sympathy for the loss of Mike. Way to young. You all take care of each other.
Mark & Terri Doenges saysJune 13, 2020 at 2:38 pm
To the Dicke Family,
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this sad time.
Rhonda Puthoff saysJune 12, 2020 at 10:37 pm
Lois, Pam, Chris, and Todd, I was deeply saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. I have many fond memories of him while we were in high school. We had some memorable times and he was always very kind to everyone. He was truly a kind soul. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. You have my deepest sympathies.
Kevin Koesters saysJune 13, 2020 at 8:20 am
Thinking and praying for your family during this time. May the Gods grace be with you.
Randy Cohee saysJune 13, 2020 at 10:36 am
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Mike was a true friend. I will never forget how your family took me under your wings when I arrived in New Bremen. Our prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult and sad time. All our love, Randy and Leslie Cohee.
Krista Ellerbrock saysJune 15, 2020 at 12:15 pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. He held a special place with us and loved letting our son help him wrench around on the truck. He will certainly be missed. Much love and many prayers. Daren, Krista, Karsen, and Kameron
Dale Schaefer saysJune 16, 2020 at 9:22 am
My sympathies to the family
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