Deanne K. Schlater Dickmeyer

December 13, 1940December 26, 2012

Deanne K. Dickmeyer, 72, of Fort Wayne passed away December 26, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. A native of Lafayette, she was the daughter of the late William and Betty (nee. Hetsler) Schlater. She was the Secretary of the Board for Home Bound Meals, a Master Gardner Intern, at IPFW, and a member of “The Book Club”. She is survived by her husband; David P. Dickmeyer, her children; Brett Branstetter, and Brenda (James) Wall, step-children; Jason Dickmeyer, Shannon (Andy) Duff, and Heather (Stan Jr.) Keller, grandchildren; Alex, Zoey, Morgan, Max, Leah, Samantha, Brendan, Stanley III, Cole, Corynn, and Jackson, her sister; Elaine (JP) Sloan, and niece; Shannon.

A celebration of life will be held at 4PM Sunday December 30, at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Homes, Wayne Street Chapel, 420 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. Calling will be held from 12 to 4 PM, Sunday December 30, prior to the service, at the Funeral Home. Memorials may be given in Deanne’s name to Homebound Meals.


  • Visitation Sunday, December 30, 2012
  • A Celebration of Life Sunday, December 30, 2012

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Phil Haycock

January 3, 2013

Dear Dave and Family,
I had the pleasure of working with Dee at R.O. Whitesell and Associates in Michigan. She was always professional and had an infectious smile. Please accept my sincere condolences and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Edra Case

January 2, 2013

Dave, I was so sorry to hear this sad news. Deanne was a wonderful lady and I send you my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. It's our loss in the neighborhood as well.

David Snabes

January 1, 2013

David, Although words cannot express what you are feeling at this time I' sending you my heart felt thoughts and prayers. May Dee's Love and Spirit be with you and your family and friends forever! God Bless Dee David and you and your family and friends. Love and Compassion David Snabes

Chad Grubb

December 31, 2012

Dick, I just learned of your heartbreaking loss of Dee. May you know the comfort and love of God especially during these difficult times. This sad news is being shared at Sandusky Harbor Marina and Yacht Club as many knew Dee. I hope to see you this summer with Tom. Captain Chad

Rachel Niccum

December 30, 2012

Praying you and your family through this difficult evening and the days ahead, Dave... may you feel the embrace of the Great Comforter during this time of sorrow (Jeremiah 8:18)

Miriam (Graham) Valere

December 30, 2012

Dave, I was so shocked and sad to hear the news about Dee from my brother (Scott). Even though it has been years since I've seen you & Dee, I still remember what a vivacious, joyful and fun person Dee was. She had a way of making a person happy just by spending some time with her. I'm sorry I didn't get to know her better -- but even in the short time I did know her, I was touched by her presence. I know she was a bright star to all those around her.

December 30, 2012

Dave, sorry to hear about your wife' Dees passing, she will be missed I am sure. My thoughts and prayers will be for her and

John Mostek

Lainie, JP & Shannon Sloane

December 29, 2012

Dearest Dave, Brett and Brenda: Our hearts are broken and more tears will be shed. Dee's smile and laughter will forever remain with us. Sadly and deeply missed. We love you and are praying for you.

George & Elaine Anderson

December 29, 2012

Dear Dave,
We are truly sorry to hear of you loss and we send you our heartfelt sympathy.

David Hipp

December 29, 2012

The Bitterroot flower symbolizes life and strength to the Native Americans. May you also find strength in this rare and hardy flower.