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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 8:11 PM


April 21, 1938

March 25, 2014




Kenneth J. Dickrede, 75, of Delphos died at 4:35 a.m. Tuesday at his residence with his wife by his side.

He was born April 21, 1938, at home in Allen County to Ralph and Edna (Fischer) Dickrede, who preceded him in death.

He was united in marriage to his wife of 50 years, Jean Schimmoeller, on July 4, 1963. She survives in Delphos.

Survivors include two sons, Kevin (Beth) Dickrede of Toledo and Duane (Lisha) Dickrede of Delphos; a daughter, Karen (Glenn) Aldis of Torrance, Calif.; four sisters, Jane (Bob) Hanneman of Glandorf, Irma Schwinnen of Spencerville, Ann (John) Elder and Mary (Paul) Elder, both of Fennville, Mich.; a brother, Jerry (Dee) Dickrede of Delphos; 11 grandchildren, Emma and Amanda Aldis, Alexander and Michael Dickrede, Jason and Jamie Smith, Tyler Dickrede, Lindsay (Steve) Richards, Ashley (Jon) Finn, Whitney (Nick) Ruhe and Alex Garza; and two great-grandchildren, Melia and Gianna Richards.

He was also preceded in death by an infant son, Bryan Dickrede; in-laws, Kenneth and Mary Ann Schimmoeller; brothers, Richard and Elmer Dickrede; daughter-in-law, Nan Dickrede; and brother-in-law, Bernie Schwinnen.

He retired in 1997 from the General Motors Plant in Defiance after working there for over 30 years.

He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, a 1965 graduate of Delphos St. John’s High School and served in the United States Army Reserves. He was also a member of the Eagles #471 and the UAW Local 211.

He loved to read and was a lifelong learner. He enjoyed walking in the woods and on the farm and traveling with his wife, Jean. His greatest joy was spending time with his wonderful family and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where there will be a Parish Wake at 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Sisters of St. Frances.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 8:06 PM

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