OBITUARY

Robert "Digger" L Dickey

April 1, 1925February 10, 2013
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Robert L. “Digger” Dickey, 87, of Fort Wayne, passed away at his residence on Sunday, February 10, 2013. He was born April 1, 1925 in Farmland, Indiana to the late Ralph R. and Ruth (Livingston) Dickey. He was a co-owner and operator, retiring in 1986 from Elzey-Dickey-Haggard Home For Funerals after 34 years. He was a WWII Army Veteran, a member of Waynedale United Methodist Church, Indiana Funeral Director Association, American Legion #296, D.A.V. #13, I.O.O.F. Harmony Lodge #19, Scottish Rite, Waynedale Masonic Lodge #739, Orchard Ridge Country Club, Mizpah Shrine, was the first President of the Allen County Funeral Director Association, and served as a director for Fort Wayne Savings and Loan. He was an avid golfer and sports fan. He enjoyed traveling to many destinations; Las Vegas was one of his favorites along with wintering in Florida. Surviving are his wife, Edith Marie Dickey of Fort Wayne; daughters, Pamela Dickey of Fort Wayne and Karen (John) Lantz of Avilla; grandson, Eric (Monica) Dickey of Maryville, Missouri; brother, Bill (Carol) Dickey of Muncie; step daughter, Roxie (Gary) Zuercher of Geneva; three step grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and six step great grandchildren. Also preceding him in death was his first wife, Ollie Dickey in 1998; brothers, Rolland Dickey, Adam Dickey, and Curney Dickey; and sisters, Pauline Rauh, Juanita Maxwell, and Delphine Dickey. A funeral service will be Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Home For Funerals, 6810 Old Trail Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46809 with visitation one hour prior. Visitation is also Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Waynedale United Methodist Church or Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Funeral Service Thursday, February 14, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, February 13, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, February 13, 2013
  • Visitation Wednesday, February 13, 2013

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Burial
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Robert "Digger" L Dickey

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Edward J. Siergiej

March 5, 2013

On behalf of our now dissolved 17th Airborne Division Association may we say farewell to a distinguished and valued comrade. Our thoughts and prayers are with Edith and family during this difficult period.

Edward Siergiej
17th Airborne Division WWII

February 14, 2013

Edith, We are sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Vicki and Al, Brooks and Mike, Judy and family.

February 12, 2013

SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. GOD (WHO'S WORD IS TRUTH) PROMISES US THAT WE WILL SEE OUR LOVED ONES AGAIN, MAY YOU FIND COMFORT IN KNOWING THAT HE IS WITH YOU NOW.

Jim Rippy

February 12, 2013

My sincere condolences, he was a good man who left the world a better place as he passed through.

February 12, 2013

Lots of love and prayers from your Michigan family! Denise, Robin, Shelley and families.

Manette Wood (Rippy)

February 12, 2013

Our deepest sympathy for Edith and family. We always held Bob in the highest regard. Michael and Mary Manette (Rippy) Wood.

February 12, 2013

May The Lord bless Bob's Soul. Dr. Joe Rinard

Mary Lou Miller

February 12, 2013

Edith, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care.
Mary Lou Miller (Airport Hospitality Host)

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