John Caldwell Dicken

July 18, 1940January 9, 2021

IN MEMORIAM John C. Dicken died peacefully, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s, on January 9, 2021 at the age of 80 at home in St Louis, Missouri surrounded by family.

John was the second child of Wilburn and Francis Dicken born in Floral, Kansas July 18, 1940.

He was preceded in death by his parents Wilburn and Francis; his brother Jim Dicken and sister Dorothy Dicken.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years Judy, sons Sam (Claudia), Kevin (Ruth) and Mat (Tara) and seven grandchildren; nineteen nieces and nephews and his sisters Diana Dicken And Sharon (Daryl) Hosler.

John left the family farm just north of Winfield, Kansas in 1959 to attend Kansas State for 2 year and then pursue his love of the outdoors in Colorado. Following which he enlisted in the US Navy in 1964 and served on the USS Farragut and was honorable discharged in June 1966. Following that he joined IBM in Washington DC as a Customer Engineer. He held multiple positions with IBM in Tampa Florida, Armonk New York and Boulder Colorado before retiring as a senior manager in 1992 and returning to Winfield, Kansas. He remained in Winfield on the family farm and was active in the community until 2016 when he relocated to St Louis to be closer to his sons.

John was cremated and will remain with his loving family until Judy is joined with him for inurnment at the Highland Memory Gardens in Dublin, Virginia and the Veterans Cemetery in Winfield, Kansas. You can leave a comment or memory of John at From the family, a heartfelt thanks to the many family, friends and medical team for their encouraging thoughts and prayers and gentle care throughout the years as John struggled with Dementia. The team at Heartland Hospice did a wonderful job in assisting John and his family over the last year of his life.

John as loved by many and will be missed by them all.


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Jane Dicken Sikes

February 24, 2021

John was a favorite cousin . His soft spoken voice was always full of wonderful stories and information about life growing up on the Dicken farm in Kansas . You are missed John!!

Ronald Patterson

February 24, 2021

Judy and family so sorry for the loss of John. I went to school with John and when you moved back to Winfield we meet you and had fun with you both at the class reunion .Just wanted to let you know we are sending prayers for you and Family. Loved the picture of John memories .Ronn ,Judith Patterson Winfield,