Harold E. Dikeman, 93, of Yates City, passed away at 4:17 a.m., on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at his residence.
He was born on May 27, 1925, in Maquon, to Walter and Florence (Wertz) Dikeman. He married Betty Briggs on July 29, 1949, in Elmwood. She preceded him in death on February 14, 1998.
He is survived by three children, Rick (Diana) Dikeman of Ocala, Florida, Linda (Richard) McDonald of Greeneville, Tennessee, and Larry (JeanAnne) Dikeman of Colorado Springs, Colorado; one sister, Nelda DeForest; four grandchildren, David Himegarner, Dawn Edwards, Todd Dikeman, and Brent Dikeman; and three great-grandchildren, Cameron Edwards, Harper Dikeman, and Hudson Dikeman.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Wilson Dikeman; and two sisters, Evelyn Loy and Dorothy Cooper.
Harold worked as a Laborer at Caterpillar where he retired from after 30 years. He was also a member of the Faith United Presbyterian Church in Yates City.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Elmwood. A visitation will be held the night before on Monday, April 22, 2019, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will immediately follow the service at Elba-Salem Township Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Faith United Presbyterian Church in Yates City and B.Y.E. Ambulance.
To leave online condolences, please visit www.oakshinesfuneralhome.com
Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory in Elmwood is in charge of arrangements.
My first baseball coach who also coached 2 of my sons.
Harold was a good friend. I will really miss him.
Dawn, Jeremy, Cameron, we are so sorry for your loss. Your Grandpa was a wonderful and thoughtful person and will be missed. The times we visited with him, he was always a joy to be around. Please know that we are remembering you in our thoughts and prayers. May God provide you with the comfort and peace that only He can provide. Love you all.
My deepest sympathy and prayers to the family, May fond memories and Gods loving words carry you through and beyond this difficult time of mourning. Isaiah 57:15