Arapahoe, Nebraska

Robert Leon Dickmeyer, age 84, of Bloomfield, Nebraska, formerly of Arapahoe, Nebraska passed away on Monday, June 3, 2013 at Bloomfield Good Samaritan Center. He was born on August 7, 1928 at Furnas County, Nebraska to Henry F. & Rose Clara (Nieman) Dickmeyer.

He was baptized on August 26, 1928 and confirmed on June 1, 1941. He graduated from Arapahoe High School with the class of 1945. He enlisted into the U.S. Army in September of 1951 and served until September of 1953. On August 1, 1954 he married Dorothy L. Petermann at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gosper County, Nebraska. They made their home north of Arapahoe, Nebraska and farmed there for many years. In 1965 they moved to the Petermann farm in Gosper County. In 2008, he moved to Bloomfield, Nebraska to be closer to his daughter Debra.

He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Arapahoe, Nebraska, and sang in the Adult Choir and served as an usher for many years. He was a member of the American Legion Post #96 of Arapahoe, Nebraska. He enjoyed gardening, music of all kinds; from playing the harmonica, barbershop quartets, to listening to his nephew play the piano. He enjoyed family camp outs, attending rodeos, and playing cards.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Dorothy, brother Richard Dickmeyer, sister Eleanor Schoenfeld.

He is survived by his daughter: Debra Ann Cayler of Bloomfield, Nebraska

                                       Son: Danny Lee Dickmeyer of Golden, Colorado

                Adopted daughter: Barbara Vauri Henre of Norfolk, Nebraska

Grandchildren: 4 (Kristin & Anthony Mackeprang, Amanda & Jeremy Carther, Leanna, Alanna)

Great-Grandchildren: 2 (Lily Pfeil & Elise Mackaprang)

Brother: J.D. Dickmeyer of Stafford, Arizona

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Viewing and visitation will be Friday, June 7, 2013 from 10 AM till 8 PM with the family present from 6 PM till 8 PM at Wenburg Funeral Home in Arapahoe, Nebraska and prior to the service at the church. Funeral services will be Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 10 AM at the Trinity Lutheran Church of Arapahoe, Nebraska with Rev. James Moshier, officiating. Interment will be at Arapahoe Cemetery at Arapahoe, Nebraska. Military rites presented by the Arapahoe American Legion Post #96. Wenburg Funeral Home of Arapahoe, Nebraska is in charge of the arrangements.