Jan. 15, 1930 - Feb. 4, 2013
Martha F. Dickrede, 83, of Delphos, passed away at 9:15 p.m. Monday at Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
She was born on Jan. 15, 1930, in Lima to Clarence and Mary (Rode) Hemker, who preceded her in death.
On Aug. 11, 1948, she was united in marriage to Urban Dickrede, who passed away on April 26, 1992.
Survivors include six sons, Gene Dickrede of Delphos, Mike (Vickie) Dickrede of Elida, Tom Dickrede of Lima, Ron Dickrede of Delphos, Dan Dickrede of Ava, Mo., and Bob (Susan) Dickrede of Lima; two brothers, George Hemker of Dayton and Dick (Marilyn) Hemker of Findlay; one sister, Rosie Swick of Defiance; six grandchildren, Stacy Dickrede, Clint (Kaelyn) Dickrede, Kyle (Brittany) Dickrede, Kayla Dickrede, Aaron Dickrede and Ryan Dickrede; nine great-grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren, Chuck (Tressa) Mulholland and Brent (Angie) Mulholland.
Mrs. Dickrede was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Hemker; and a son, David Dickrede.
Mrs. Dickrede was a homemaker and worked as a baker for Clyde Evans. Later in her career, she worked for St. John’s Rectory. She was an active member of Delphos St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and the church’s Woman’s Prayer Group. She was extremely devoted to her faith and her church community. Her hobbies included caring for her fruit trees, canning and baking. She especially loved baking angel food cakes.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, with Father Chris Bohnsack officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.
Family and friends may call from 2-8 p.m. today at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, where a Parish Wake will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Church or Van Wert Inpatient Hospice Center.
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