Florience “Dick” R. Dicke, 93

Florience “Dick” R. Dicke, 93, formerly of 15597 Koenig Road in rural St. Marys, died at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Auglaize Acres Nursing Home in Wapakoneta.

He was born on May 21, 1921, in Mercer County, to Anna (Moeller) and Florience Dicke Sr.

He first married Lorine Duncan, who preceded him in death. He later married Gertrude “Trudy” Hibbs, who survives.

He is also survived by three sons, Michael Dicke  of St. Marys; Larry (Jennifer) Dicke  of New Knoxville and Ray Dicke  of St. Marys; a daughter, Mary Ann Dicke  of Milwaukee, Wis.; six grandchildren, Chad Dicke; Jessica Henkaline; Michelle Hughes; Abigail Kuck; Melissa Ekern and Chet Dicke; three stepgrandchildren, Quinton Johansen; John Johansen and Eric Johansen; numerous great-grandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren and one sister, Marjorie Silvers  of St. Marys.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Florience and Anna Dicke Sr., son Rudolph Dicke, four brothers, Sylvanus Dicke, Donald Dicke, Lee Vern Dicke and Lester Dicke and two sisters, Edna Hudson and Mary Margaret Dicke.

A veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, he served his country during World War II.

He was a life-long farmer in Noble Township.

He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ and VFW Post 9289, both in St. Marys.

Rites are scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Miller – Long and Folk Funeral Home, 314 W. High St. Chapel, in St. Marys, the Rev. Dr. Ed Bray officiating.

Burial, with graveside military honors, will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.

Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home on High Street.

Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Paul’s UCC.

Online condolences may be expressed via MillerFuneralHomes.net.