Duane Dikeman


SYRACUSE — Duane Calvin "D.C." Dikeman, 91, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at Hamilton County Hospital in Syracuse.

SYRACUSE — Duane Calvin "D.C." Dikeman, 91, died Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at Hamilton County Hospital in Syracuse.

He was born June 19, 1922, in Preston, to William Fredrick and Martha Wilma Allen Dikeman. After attending Syracuse High School, he began his military service.

On Sept. 9, 1943, he married Lenore "Mitch" Mitchell in Pensacola, Fla. They later divorced.

Mr. Dikeman was a farmer and a general contractor.

Survivors include three sons, Rick and Dave Dikeman, both of Syracuse, and Timothy Dikeman of Aurora, Colo.; a daughter, Tammy Rausch of Independence, Mo.; two sisters, Valeta Rosenkranz of O'Fallon, Ill., and Margie Dale of Syracuse; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Darrel and Larry Dikeman.

A memorial service will begin at 10 a.m. MDT Friday at the First United Methodist Church, Syracuse. Burial will follow at Syracuse Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to fellersfh@yahoo.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials payable to St. Jude Children's Hospital or Syracuse Masons Lodge 309 may be sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments LLC, Box 1253, Syracuse, KS 67878.

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