Edward E. "Ed" Dick, 83, formerly of Decatur, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2011 at Swiss Village.
Ed was born on September 21, 1927, at home, just west of Monroe, to Albert and Virgil (Andrews) Dick.
He married Peggy Ann Davidson on August 28, 1954.
Ed was a lifelong farmer in Adams County and worked as an air traffic controller at Fort Wayne International Airport (Baer Field) for over 20 years. He had his pilot's license and owned two airplanes.
Ed was a loyal fan of the Cincinnati Reds and Indiana University basketball.
Ed served his country in the Air Force during the Korean War in Germany. He was a member of American Legion Post 43 in Decatur and a life member of the Adams County Historical Society. He was also a member of St. Luke Church in rural Decatur. He is survived by his wife, Peggy Ann Dick of Decatur; three sons, Eric (Yvonne) Dick of Decatur; Brian (Elizabeth) Dick of Cumberland, Rhode Island; and Bruce Dick of Decatur; a daughter, Lori (Eric) Spence of Brownsburg, Indiana; five brothers, Robert (Carol) Dick of Fort Wayne; Herman (Ardelle) Dick of Langhorne, Pennsylvania; Harold (Elaine) Dick of Albany, Indiana; Donald (Mary) Dick of Rockford, Ohio; and Roger (Arlene) Dick of Cary, North Carolina; three sisters, Alice Liechty of Berne, Doris (Loren) Sprunger of Berne, and Mary (Jerry) Bean of Indianapolis; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Esther Dick and Violet Beck. Visitation will be on Friday, January 21, 2011, from 2-8 p.m. at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, 225 Adams St., Decatur, and one hour prior to services.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2011, at Haggard and Sefton Funeral Home, with Rev. Mike Wertenberger officiating.
Interment will be at St. Luke Cemetery, rural Decatur, immediately following services, with military rites by American Legion Post 43's color guard.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Luke Church or to the Alzheimers Angel Fund within the Adams County Community Foundation.
The family wishes to thank Swiss Village and Family Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeast Indiana for the kindness and warmth they displayed towards Ed during his last days.