88, of Bradenton, Florida was promoted to Heaven May 4, 2016. Dickey D. was born in Huntington County, IN on September 11, 1927. He was a retired US Navy Corpsman, a business owner, retired from McDonald's Corporation as the maintenance supervisor after 20 years of service and foster parent to 100+ children. He is survived by his wife of nearly 67 years, Joan; son Rick, son Terry (Donna), daughter Lynette Rimer (Elmer), son Tom (Janet), son Tim (Kathy) and daughter Tricia Hostetler (Michael), 18 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Also survived by sister Ruth Ann Berryhill (Larry), sister Mary Lou Larkey (Rex) and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Herbert Dale & Greta (Tharp) Deemer, brothers John Deemer and Philip Deemer and sister Rosemary. A private memorial will be held at a later date. www.GriffithCline.com
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Published in The Bradenton Herald on May 15, 2016