Robert D. Dickes
Veteran
Date of Birth
January 17, 1951
Yankton, South Dakota
Entered into Rest
November 16, 2022
Ceresco, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Monday, November 21, 2022 ~ 1:30 p.m.
St. Mary Catholic Church ~ Davey, Nebraska
Interment at St. Mary & St. Patrick Cemetery ~ Davey, Nebraska

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Monday, November 21, 2022
Visitation ~ 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Rosary ~ 1:00 p.m.
St. Mary Catholic Church ~ Davey, Nebraska

Memorials

Disabled American Veterans

Robert (Bob) Donald Dickes was born in Yankton, South Dakota to Gerald and Myria ‘Mae’ (Meyer) Dickes. He was raised on farms near Fordyce and Crofton, NE and attended schools at Beaver Creek, Menominee, and Crofton. At the age of 18 he enlisted in the US Army, had Basic Training in Fort Lewis, WA and served in Vietnam. He returned to Fort Hood, TX where he was honorably discharged.

After the service, he worked for numerous farmers in the Yankton, SD and Crofton, NE area, and became an over-the-road truck driver. He eventually settled for a time in Omaha, where he completed his GED and received an associate’s degree from The Institute of Computer Science while working to support his family. His family moved to Lincoln, where he worked his remaining career with computers, both mainframe and PC, developing cutting edge processes for the Nebraska Department of Labor. He taught classes at Southeast Community College on how to purchase personal PCs and helped trouble shoot PC issues for many friends and businesses in and around Lincoln. Robert loved to travel, and especially loved long driving trips with scenic views, like Colorado and Montana.

Robert married Arlene Fuchs at St. Francis Church in Humphrey, Nebraska. To this union, three children were born: Monica, Sara (Joe Becker), and Jeremy.

Robert is also survived by his grandchildren, Danny, Sadie, Lilly, Charlie, Josie, Woody, and Teddy; siblings, Michael (Gretchen), Steven (Carol), Mark, Geraldine (Ron) Harris, Cathy (Larry) Woods and Brenda (Glen) Tolliver; and many special friends, including Mary J Meister.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, John & Agnes Dickes and William & Alfreda Meyer; parents; and brother, William.

Condolences for Robert D. Dickes
  1. Anonymous
    • November 19, 2022 - 3 weeks ago

    My Sympathy to everyone! I know the feeling of loss. I feel sad for your loss. Our loss. I wish I had the opportunity to attend the funeral. I started a new job in August. I recently took a couple days off to visit my 3rd son and family on the east coast. Not sure I can come down for the funeral. I will be attending early Mass in Sioux Falls, SD and will be keeping the Dickes family and friends of Bob in my prayers. Del Rae Heine and Family!

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