Lavon C. Dicke, 98

Lavon C. Dicke, 98, of New Bremen, died at 9:05 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Elmwood of New Bremen.

She was born on May 3, 1915, in St. Marys.

She was the daughter of the late Irvin and Emma (Schnelle) Wiehe.

On Sept. 15, 1937, she married Ralph Dicke, who preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 1999.

Survivors include her children, Stanley (Janell) Dicke of Mendon, Larry (Dianne) Dicke of New Bremen and Oneta (Chris) Lyda of New Bremen.

Other survivors include nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren; and special friend and neighbor Virginia Kuenning.

 Also preceding her in death were her sisters, Marie Nedderman and Cretoria Van Stronder.

Mrs. Dicke and her husband lived on a farm northwest of New Bremen for most of their married lives.

She was an Avon Team Leader for more than 30 years.

She enjoyed living on the farm, where she helped out with the butchering and the many farm chores.

She liked to bake pies and was a handy seamstress. She enjoyed playing cards with her grandchildren, traveling with her husband, and teaching ballroom dancing for many years.

Mrs. Dicke was a life-long member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in New Bremen, where she was active with Cradle Roll and serving as a Sunday School Teacher for over 20 years.  

She was a member of the Busy 12 at St. Paul, along with the New Bremen Senior Citizens, where she enjoyed quilting, and was a 4-H advisor for many years.    

Calling hours will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Gilberg Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen.  

Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen, the Rev. Becky Erb Strang, officiating.

There will be a visitation one hour prior to the time of the services.

Burial will take place at the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, or to the New Bremen Senior Citizens.

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