Roger Dicke

2/1/1935 – 10/23/2019

Roger Willis Dicke, 84, of New Knoxville, died Oct. 23, 2019 in New Knoxville. He was born Feb. 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 Dec. 2, 2007. On Feb. 28, 2009, he married Phyllis (Schrolucke) Schneider. She survives.

Roger Dicke is survived by two sons: Ned (Kerri) Dicke of New Knoxville and David (Terri) Dicke of New Bremen; a daughter Ellen (Alan) Frey of Wapakoneta; step-children: Michael Schneider, Mark Schneider, Julie (Jim) Hitch and Matt (Brenda) Schneider; 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 and Seth Schneider and great-grandchildren 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.