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Richard Lee "Dick" Dichtelmiller

Monroe City, Missouri

January 4, 1938 - February 27, 2024

Richard Lee "Dick" Dichtelmiller Obituary

Richard Lee (Dick) Dichtelmiller of Del Rio, Texas passed away Tuesday, February 27,

2024 at the age of 86.


Graveside services and burial will be held Friday, May 31, 2024, at 2:00 PM at St. Stephen Catholic Cemetery in Indian Creek, MO. Father Greg Oligschlaeger will officiate.


Services have been entrusted to the O'Donnell-Thurman Life Celebration Home in Monroe City, MO.


Dick was born in lowa City, Iowa on January 4, 1938, to Harold Dichtelmiller and Lois

(Odell) Dichtelmiller. He was raised in Delaware, lowa and graduated from Delhi High

School. At the age of 17, Dick enlisted in the United States Air Force and served in

Korea and Japan.


After his service years, he attended Santa Monica City College in Santa Monica, CA.

and the University of lowa in lowa City, graduating with his B.S. in Business

Administration in 1963. He then attended the University of lowa Law School and the

University of Kansas City. He then began his career in insurance with Royal Globe.


During his time in Kansas City, Dick met Joan (Joanie)Mudd, and they married at Holy

Rosary Church in Monroe City, MO on July 29, 1967. His career then took them to

Omaha, St. Louis, and Des Moines as he continued with Royal Globe, attaining his

CPCU designation. Dick and Joanie were partners in every sense of the word, as they

worked and managed their farms in his home county of Delaware, lowa, moving to the

farm in 1976 while continuing their other careers.


In 1995, they were able to realize their shared dream of building a home in a warmer

climate so they moved to west Texas where Dick thrived on landscaping the desert

acreage where their home was built. He and Joanie were able to enjoy nearly thirty

years together in Del Rio, Texas returning often to their Midwestern roots as well. Dick

enjoyed traveling with Joanie all during their married lives and they especially loved

entertaining their lowa and Missouri family and friends who visited Texas often. In

addition to landscaping and travel, Dick loved science, history, economics, and following

politics.


Dick is survived by his beloved wife, Joanie of the home, cousin David (Donna) Dichtelmiller of Waterloo, IA., sister-in-law Rose Ellen Mudd of Monroe City, MO. and many treasured family and friends in Missouri, lowa and Texas.


Richard is preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, aunts Edna and Dorothy,

uncle George, and cousin Herbert of Germany.


A Memorial Mass was celebrated at Sacred Heart Church in Del Rio, Texas on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, 12:00 PM.


Joanie and the family would especially like to thank Fr. Jose Otaolaurruchi for blessing

Dick and praying with us at the hospital, Cadena Family Practice, Tony and Roni Cadena, Judith Olivarez-Trevino, Dr. Toursarkissian, and the doctors and nurses at Val Verde Regional Medical Center for their compassion, care, and professionalism.


Memorials suggested to -Salvation Army-St. Stephen Cemetery-St. Jude Children's Research Hospital




To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Richard Lee "Dick" Dichtelmiller hosted by James O Donnell Life Celebration Home.

Richard Lee (Dick) Dichtelmiller of Del Rio, Texas passed away Tuesday, February 27,

2024 at the age of 86.


Graveside services and burial will be held Friday, May 31, 2024, at 2:00 PM at St. Stephen Catholic Cemetery in Indian Creek, MO. Father Greg Oligschlaeger will officiate.


Services have been entrusted to the O'Donnell-Thurman Life Celebration Home in Monroe City, MO.


Dick was born in lowa City, Iowa on January 4, 1938, to Harold Dichtelmiller and Lois

(Odell) Dichtelmiller. He was raised in Delaware, lowa and graduated from Delhi High

School. At the age of 17, Dick enlisted in the United States Air Force and served in

Korea and Japan.


After his service years, he attended Santa Monica City College in Santa Monica, CA.

and the University of lowa in lowa City, graduating with his B.S. in Business

Administration in 1963. He then attended the University of lowa Law School and the

University of Kansas City. He then began his career in insurance with Royal Globe.


During his time in Kansas City, Dick met Joan (Joanie)Mudd, and they married at Holy

Rosary Church in Monroe City, MO on July 29, 1967. His career then took them to

Omaha, St. Louis, and Des Moines as he continued with Royal Globe, attaining his

CPCU designation. Dick and Joanie were partners in every sense of the word, as they

worked and managed their farms in his home county of Delaware, lowa, moving to the

farm in 1976 while continuing their other careers.


In 1995, they were able to realize their shared dream of building a home in a warmer

climate so they moved to west Texas where Dick thrived on landscaping the desert

acreage where their home was built. He and Joanie were able to enjoy nearly thirty

years together in Del Rio, Texas returning often to their Midwestern roots as well. Dick

enjoyed traveling with Joanie all during their married lives and they especially loved

entertaining their lowa and Missouri family and friends who visited Texas often. In

addition to landscaping and travel, Dick loved science, history, economics, and following

politics.


Dick is survived by his beloved wife, Joanie of the home, cousin David (Donna) Dichtelmiller of Waterloo, IA., sister-in-law Rose Ellen Mudd of Monroe City, MO. and many treasured family and friends in Missouri, lowa and Texas.


Richard is preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, aunts Edna and Dorothy,

uncle George, and cousin Herbert of Germany.


A Memorial Mass was celebrated at Sacred Heart Church in Del Rio, Texas on Wednesday, April 3, 2024, 12:00 PM.


Joanie and the family would especially like to thank Fr. Jose Otaolaurruchi for blessing

Dick and praying with us at the hospital, Cadena Family Practice, Tony and Roni Cadena, Judith Olivarez-Trevino, Dr. Toursarkissian, and the doctors and nurses at Val Verde Regional Medical Center for their compassion, care, and professionalism.


Memorials suggested to -Salvation Army-St. Stephen Cemetery-St. Jude Children's Research Hospital




To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Richard Lee "Dick" Dichtelmiller hosted by James O Donnell Life Celebration Home.

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