Donald L. Dicken
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FREMONT: Donald L. Dicken, 85, of Fremont passed away on Saturday, August 4, 2012 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg, OH.
He was born on September 16, 1926 in Burgoon, OH, the son of Wilbur W. and Maggie (Cockrell) Dicken. He was a 1944 graduate of Jackson-Burgoon High School.
Donald served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 until 1979 as a Master Chief. His significant Duty Stations included Chief of Naval Reserve, New Orleans, LA; CO 3rd Naval District HDQS, New York, NY; USNMCRTC, Toledo, OH; LST-1069; China Service WWII. He received the Navy Commendation; Navy Achievement with one Gold Star; Navy Unit Citation and China Service Medal; four Good Conduct awards. He then worked for the Civil Service Department until he retired in 1991.
Donald married Joanne C. Rothenbuhler on April 25, 1948 and she preceded him in death on June 10, 2009. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Fremont, Fremont V.F.W. Post #2947 and American Legion Post #121.
Donald is survived by his sons, Charles A. (Jacquelin) Dicken, Bowling Green, OH, Donald (Theresa) Dicken II, Annapolis, MD and Thomas L. (Amanda) Dicken, Russellville, AK; brother, Howard (Joyce) Dicken, Brook Park, OH, Sharon Sammons, Fremont, OH; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Joanne C. Dicken; brother, Wilbur Dicken, Jr.
Visitation: Thursday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St., Fremont, OH 43420. Service: Friday, August 10, 2012, 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 705 W. State St., Fremont, with Pastor James Avers officiating. There will also be visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the service at the church. A luncheon will follow immediately after the service at the church. Burial: Troy Township Cemetery, Luckey, OH with military honors provided by the American Legion and V.F.W.
Memorials: Grace Lutheran Church or V.F.W. 2947 Scholarship Foundation.
Online Condolence: www.whhfh.com
Published in the News-Messenger on Aug. 7, 2012