Roger Dickman

  • Born: October 1, 1937
  • Died: December 21, 2019
  • Location: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Koepsell-Murray Funeral & Cremation Services, Beaver Dam

N7199 N. Crystal Lake Road
Beaver Dam, WI 53916

Tel. (920) 885-6600

Tribute & Message From The Family

Roger Paul Dickman, age 82, of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at Hillside Manor.

The memorial gathering will be at Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Monday, January 6, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The funeral service will follow at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. with Deacon Ed Cody officiating. Military honors will be performed at the funeral home by the John E. Miller American Legion Post #146. Inurnment will be at St. Michael's Cemetery in Berlin, Wisconsin at a later date.

Roger was born on October 1, 1937 in Berlin, Wisconsin, the only child of Paul and Rose (Dopke) Dickman. Roger graduated from Beaver Dam High School in 1956. The following year, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in 1963. Roger married his first wife Mary Grube (nee Noll) in 1961 and they were married 19 years and raised four children: Daniel, Jonathan, Thomas, and Teresa. During this time he began working for the John Deere Company in Horicon and would remain employed there for 30 years before retiring in 1992. Roger married his second wife Shirley Neuman (nee Kuenzi) in 1991 and they remained married until her death in 1999.

On any given day, Roger (aka Dicky, Dicky Bird, Birdman) could be found dining at his favorite local eatery Walker's Restaurant where the staff will no doubt remember his signature two-dollar-bill tips. He could also be seen around town in pursuit of "snoose" at Jerry's BP or charming the staff at the bank. He also enjoyed fishing, cruising in his car, and visiting Beaver Dam Lake. His family will always fondly remember the many Christmas Eves spent at Grandpa's place.

Roger is survived by his children, Dan Dickman of Sheboygan, Jonathan Dickman of Sheboygan, Tom Dickman of Beaver Dam, and Teresa (Troy) Winton of Stoughton; step children, Gwen (Dan) O'Donnell of Waunakee and Dale Neuman of Reeseville; grandchildren, Bethany and Patti Dickman, and Delaney and Ramsey Winton; step grandchildren, Rachel (Ryan) Martin, and Jake (Frannie) Neuman; eight great grandchildren; other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Shirley.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Hillside Manor and the BDCH Wound Clinic for their steadfast professionalism and excellent care of Roger.

Memorials may be made in Roger P. Dickman's name to Badger Honor Flight.


Condolence & Memory Journal

sorry to hear about the passing of Mr Dickman, i remember him fondly from my youth, as i was friends with his sons, he was always cool to me and i remember him as a hard working man , my condolences to his family , RIP RPD

Posted by terry morrissey - fondulac - Family Friend   January 04, 2020

Roger will be greatly missed by all that knew Him. The short time I met and got to know him he always made me laugh. He was very strong willed but he would always say to me"i met my match" "ur a strong willed lady".he was a great person and I will miss him dearly. My condolences to the family.

Posted by Jelona Williams - WI - Acquaintance   December 28, 2019

What a guy. I'll always remember his ability to come up with interesting names, like calling the Pontiac Sunbird he owned one his "Solar Chicken" and I always remember his "wobbly hog" when I go to the Pig. He had a black conversion van which he and Shirley used for traveling, which he called "Black Beauty." He referred to one of the kids as "Dilly Dally" and was always quite proud of his high school nickname "welder," although I never learned the back story of that.

We got to be friends at JD in the snowmobile days, when Dicky used to take care of all our mechanical issues on the engines. We did a lot of motorcycle riding together, and back in 193 made a trip across Mexico. The night before we crossed back into the US, he quizzed me about what they would ask us at the border. I told him I could only recall being asked where I was born. He must have thought about this the next morning during the hour ride to the border, because when he pulled up they asked him what he had bought in Mexico, and he replied "Berlin, Wisconsin." We soon got that rectified and back into the US.

Dicky always wanted to go to Cabela's, and I wish I had taken him more often. He was a great guy, and he'll be missed.

Posted by Rob & Linda Feldman - Mayville, WI - Family   December 27, 2019

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