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Frederick George Dicke
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Birth: Feb. 4, 1914
Two Rivers
Manitowoc County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Jun. 5, 1983
Manitowoc
Manitowoc County
Wisconsin, USA

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His Obituary

Two Rivers lawyer Dicke dies at 69

Manitowoc Attorney Fred G. Dicke, a former Manitowoc County district attorney who practiced law in Two Rivers for more than 40 years, died Sunday night at the North Ridge Care Center. He was 69.

A native of Two Rivers, Dicke was the son of the late Fred W. Dicke, who practiced law for some 62 years until his death in 1957.

Dicke was graduated from Lakeland College in 1936 with a bachelor's degree in philosophy. He earned his doctor of law degree in 1939 from the University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison.

He was admitted to the Wisconsin Bar Association later that year and joined his father in the law firm of Dicke and Dicke. They later maintained offices of the firm of Dicke, Dicke, and Bero in both Manitowoc and Two Rivers.

Dicke, a veteran of World War II, served in the European Theater for two years. He was assigned to the Judge Advocate's Division and later was named to the Army Exchange Program in Scotland.

Dicke was elected Manitowoc County district attorney in 1947 and was re-elected in 1949. He did not seek a third term.

Following the death of his father, Dicke was appointed city attorney of Two Rivers. He served in that capacity from 1957 until 1966. He had served as assistant city attorney from 1940 to 1947 and from 1951 to 1957.

Dicke was appointed Two Rivers Municipal Court judge in 1969. He served in that position until 1970.

He retired from active law practice in September due to health reasons.

Dicke was instrumental in founding two major health care facilities in the county. Shade Lane Home in Manitowoc was his idea, and he developed it as a non-profit organization. He was an original member of the home's board of directors.

He also drew up papers which resulted in the establishment of the Manitowoc County Health Care Center.

Dicke also drew up the papers that incorporated the village of Mishicot. Dicke was a member of the Wisconsin Bar Association, the American Bar Association, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, University of Wisconsin Alumni Association, Masonic Lodge and the Commandry.

In 1961 Dicke served as public service chairman for the Wisconsin Bar Association of Manitowoc; was president of the Two Rivers Rotary Club in 1955; was elected president of the Two Rivers Shrine Club in 1954; and was elected president of the Manitowoc County Bar Association in 1964.

He is survived by his wife, Helen, and four daughters.

A 7 p.m. memorial service in his name will be held at Grace United Church of Christ, Two Rivers. Burial will be in the family plot in Pioneers Rest Cemetery.

Herald Times Reporter, Mon. June 6, 1983, page 1, col. 1-3

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Attorney Fred G. Dicke, 69, of 3307 Adams St., Two Rivers, Sunday night at the North Ridge Care Center, Manitowoc.

Memorial services will be 7 p.m. Tuesday at Grace United Church of Christ, Two Rivers. The Rev. Daniel Wright will officiate and burial will be in Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Two Rivers.

Mr. Dicke was born Feb. 14, 1914, at Two Rivers, son of the late Fred W. and Ella M. Lahey Dicke. He was educated at Two Rivers Public Schools and Washington High School, graduating in 1932. He was graduated from Lakeland College in 1936 with a bachelor's degree in philosophy, and then earned a doctor of law degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison Law School in 1939. He was admitted to the Wisconsin Bar Association later that year and joined his father in the law firm of Dicke and Dicke. Mr. Dicke was a veteran of World War II, having served in the European Theatre for two years. He married Helen W. Wing, Oct. 4, 1947, at Shorewood, Wis.

Mr. Dicke had served as assistant city attorney from 1940 to 1947 and from 1951 to 1957. He had been appointed to the position of Two Rivers city attorney in 1957, resigning in August of 1966. In 1947 he was elected Manitowoc County district attorney in 1947 and was re-elected in 1949. He was appointed Two Rivers Municipal Court judge on July 1, 1969, serving until the spring of 1970. Mr. Dicke was instrumental in founding of Shade Lane Home and Manitowoc County Health Care Center. He was also involved in the founding of Woodland Dunes Nature Center and drew up the papers to incorporate the village of Mishicot.

Mr. Dicke was a lifelong member of Grace United Church of Christ. He was officer and director of the present North Shore Savings, and member of Conservation Education, Inc. He was also a member of Wisconsin Bar Association, the American Bar Association, American Legion, Elks Lodge 1380, Veterans of Foreign Wars, University of Wisconsin Alumni Association, Masonic Lodge and the Commandery. He was the longest active member of the Two Rivers Rotary Club. In 1951, he served as public service chairman for the Wisconsin Bar Association of Manitowoc County, was president of the Two Rivers Rotary Club in 1955, was elected president of the Two Rivers Shrine Club in 1954, was elected president of the Manitowoc County Bar Association in 1964, and had also served on the Wisconsin Bar Association Ethics Committee for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Helen, and four daughters and two sons-in-law, three nephews, two nieces, and two great nephews. He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Schlueter, and a son-in-law, David Titus.

There will be no visitation at the Deja and Martin Funeral Chapels, Two Rivers. Memorials may be made in Grace United Church of Christ or Woodland Dunes.

Herald Times Reporter, Mon. June 6, 1983, page 3, col. 4-5

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Family links: 
 Parents:
  Frederick Wilhelm Dicke (1873 - 1957)
  Ella May Lahey Dicke (1879 - 1957)
 
 Spouse:
  Helen Victoria Wing Dicke (1920 - 2008)*
 
 Siblings:
  Frederick George Dicke (1914 - 1983)
  Ruth Dicke Schlueter (1915 - 1976)*
  Ellen Lillias Dicke Fluck (1917 - 2013)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pioneers' Rest Cemetery
Two Rivers
Manitowoc County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: Section 3, Lot 76
GPS (lat/lon): 44.15723, -87.57301
 
Created by: Tom Brocher
Record added: Dec 14, 2011
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Frederick George Dicke
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