The community meeting was attended by a large crowd. Lieut. Dickey, of Shelby, John Brown, of Crown Point, and Mr. Gavit, of Whiting, were the speakers.
A former principal at Lowell high and grade schools, he had also served as superintendent of Hobart schools, and held positions in schools at Teft, Brook, and DeMotte. He retired as an educator several years ago.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Dickey, and was born at Monon, Ind., on March 31, 1888.
Mr. Dickey, a veteran of World War I. served as commander of the Legion posts in Lowell, Brook, and Hobart. He was a member of the Masonic lodge, Methodist church and an active member of the Shelby Lions Club. Very popular in every community in which he served, he was much in demand as a public speaker, and was deeply loved by students whom still sought his counsel.
Surviving are his sons, Dyrck of Hobart and John of Gary; a brother George of Valparaiso; sisters, Mrs. Pearl Berkshire of Canton, Ohio, and Mrs. Maizie Boyce of Los Angeles; and four grandchildren.
Memorial services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Lowell Methodist church with Rev. Harold Hotchkiss officiating. Interment was in the Lowell cemetery, with the Sheets funeral home in charge of arrangements.
His untimely death is deeply felt by all who knew him and he will long remain in their memories.
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