Roger Willis Dicke, age 84, of New Knoxville, died October 23, 2019 in New Knoxville. He was born February 1, 1935 at home in New Bremen, the son of Wilbur W. and Carabelle (Stroh) Dicke. On Aug. 3, 1957, he married Joanne Wibbeler. She preceded him in death on December 2, 2007. On February 28, 2009, he married Phyllis (Schrolucke) Schneider. She survives.
Roger Dicke is survived by two sons: Ned (Kerri) Dicke of New Knoxville, David (Terri) Dicke of New Bremen and a daughter Ellen (Alan) Frey of Wapakoneta, Ohio as well as stepchildren: Michael Schneider, Mark Schneider, Julie (Jim) Hitch, and Matt (Brenda) Schneider. His grandchildren are Jennifer (Eric) Van Skyock, Michael (Jen) Dicke, Brian (Heather) Dicke, Erin (Jacob) Foxhoven, Joshua (Heather) Frey, and Trevor Frey as well as step grandchildren: Elizabeth (Ryan) Timberlake, Jacob Hitch, Ethan Hitch, Bryant (Sara) Orick, Grant Schneider & Seth Schneider. Great Grandchildren are: Hope Dicke, Ben Dicke, Brentley Van Skyock and Alexis Van Skyock.
Roger is also survived by his brother Dr. Thomas (Maryalice) Dicke, sisters Rosalyn Timon and Rev. Joyce (Steven) Schroer and in-laws: Dorothy Dicke, Paul (Barbara) Wibbeler, Gene (Pat) Schrolucke, and Roberta Kallas. Roger was preceded in death by his brother, Robert A. Dicke.
From his teens, Roger played saxophone in the Dicke/Topp Band. Roger was a 1953 graduate of New Bremen High School. Following Army service in Puerto Rico, Roger worked at Stamco in assembly. He dedicated his life to farming. Roger was a member of the Faith Alliance Church in New Bremen where he served as an elder. He was very active in the Gideon’s International and was a member of American Legion Post 444. He enjoyed gardening with his wife, making walking sticks and encouraging his grandchildren. Roger was a kind, good-hearted, and generous man who loved the Lord.
Visitation will be held on Monday, October 28, 2019 from 3-8 pm at Faith Alliance Church in New Bremen, Ohio.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 am Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Faith Alliance Church with Pastor Trent Fledderjohann officiating. Burial will follow with military honors in the German Protestant Cemetery of New Bremen. Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideons International or the Faith Alliance Church Building Fund.