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Donald J. Dick

October 10, 2011

    Donald J. Dick, 76, a former longtime resident of rural Decatur, died Friday at 6:50 p.m. in The Laurels of Shane Hill at Rockford, Ohio. He had resided there for two and a half years.
    He was born on August 1, 1935, in Adams County to Albert and Virgil L. Andrews Dick.
    He married Mary M. Thatcher on February 16, 1957, in Willshire, Ohio; she survives.
    He was a graduate of Adams Central High School and retired from International Harvester (now Navistar) after 30 years.
    Donald also farmed for years in St. Marys Township.
    He was a member of St. Luke Church of rural Decatur, serving as a deacon and as an usher.
    Other survivors are one son, Matthew Dick (and wife Rachael) of Crown Point; four daughters, Mrs. Dave (Kim) Robbins of Celina, Ohio; Mrs. Bob (Sheri) Keck of Fishers; Amy Webb of Noblesville; and Mrs. A.J. (Dawn) Voiles of Franklin; three sisters, Alice Liechty and Mrs. Loren (Doris) Sprunger of Berne and Mrs. Jerry (Mary) Bean of Indianapolis; four brothers, Robert Dick (and wife Carol) of Fort Wayne; Herman Dick (and wife Ardella) of Langhorne, Pennsylvania; Harold Dick (and wife Elaine) of Albany; and Roger Dick (and wife Arlene) of Cary, North Carolina; 14 grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
    He was preceded in death by one son, Scott A. Dick; one brother, Ed Dick; and two sisters, Violet Beck and Esther Dick.
    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Luke Church, with burial in the cemetery at St. Luke Church.
    Visiting hours are 2-4 and 5-8 p.m. today in Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home and 10-11 a.m. Tuesday in the church's cemetery.
    Preferred memorials are to St. Luke Church, the Alzheimer's Fund within the Adams County Community Foundation, or the Adams Central Scholarship Fund within the Adams County Community Foundation.

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