M. Felicia Dickman
M. Felicia Dickman, 87, died at 9:55 a.m. March 28, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
She was born Feb. 26, 1926, in Lima to the late Felix F. and Josephine E. Cooley Schroeder. On June 10, 1950, she married Elmer B. Dickman, who died March 3, 1980.
She is survived by eight children, Mary Jo (Robert) Schmersal, of Ottawa, David (Diane) Dickman, of Wapakoneta, Louise (Phillip) Barling, of Fort Smith, Aak., James (Karen) Dickman, of Fort Jennings, Thomas (Magaly) Dickman, of Albuquerque, N.M., Barbara (David) Brotherwood, of Delphos, Eugene (Patricia) Dickman, of Delphos, and Ann (Steven) Geise, of Swanton; 30 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Joseph (Irene) Schroeder, of Ottawa.
Felicia retired as a teacher from Fort Jennings Local Schools, where she was the music and band director and taught special education. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Jennings, where she played the organ for nearly 50 years. Felicia taught piano and voice lessons to many area children, was a member of Putnam County Retired Teachers Association, American Legion Post 715 Ladies Auxiliary, Fort Jennings, and a member of the former Fort Jennings Rosary Altar Society. She enjoyed bowling and was on the same bowling team for 50 years. She also enjoyed traveling, especially with her dear friend, Eda Kohls, but above all she loved spending time with her family.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. April 1, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Jennings. Father Charles Obinwa will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township, and one hour prior to the Mass on Monday at the church. There will be a Scripture service Saturday at 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Fort Jennings.
Condolences can be expressed at lovefuneralhome.com.
M. Felicia Dickman