Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Obituaries

December 17, 2012

Milton J. Dierckman, 84

— Milton J. Dierckman, 84, Batesville, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at Christ Hospital, Cincinnati.

Born May 22, 1928, in Morris, he was the son of Ruth (Kirschner) and Edward Dierckman. He married Marie Schneider Aug. 20, 1952, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Morris.

He was a farmer and worked for Batesville Casket Co. as a mechanic for 40 years before retiring in 1993. He was an Army veteran during the Korean War and a member of St. Louis Catholic Church and the Oldenburg Knights of St. John.

Milton enjoyed farming and was a mechanic by trade. He could fix anything and when a part could not be found, he would either weld it or make a new one with his metal lathes, whether it was at work or on the farm. He also enjoyed working with small motors in his shop. His family lovingly referred to him as the “Junk Collector and Recycler” for having accumulated and collected many items over the years.

In his spare time, Milton enjoyed watching the “Lawrence Welk Show,” “Bonanza,” “Matlock” and “60 Minutes” and could often be found reading the newspaper, farm papers and farm magazines. According to his family, Milton had a sweet tooth. He loved ice cream, pies, cookies and hard candies, just to name a few. Milton loved his 1947 Army jeep and could often be found taking rides with his family and even taught some of his kids how to drive. Milton’s true passion was his family, especially spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was truly a good husband and father.

He is survived by his wife; daughters and son-in-law Ginny Lows and Joyce and Bob Kessens, Batesville; sons and daughters-in-law Ron and Marlene Dierckman, Fort Wayne, Jerry and Sandy Dierckman, Greensburg, and Ed and Diane Dierckman, Batesville; sister Cleora (Bob) Kuntz, Brookville; brothers Joseph, Elmer and Ralph Dierckman, Batesville; 15 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Ricky; and sisters Roberta Brunsman and Dolores Reer.

Visitation is Tuesday, Dec. 18, from 4-8 p.m. at Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at St. Louis Catholic Church with the Rev. Randy Summers officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites conducted by the Batesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3183 and Prell-Bland American Legion Post 271.

The family requests memorials to St. Louis School or a charity of the donor’s choice.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
Featured Ads
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Seasonal Content
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Facebook