ALCESTER, SOUTH DAKOTA ~ Dick Guy Dimmick, 87, of Alcester, passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2023, at Hawarden Regional Healthcare Hospital in Hawarden, Iowa.
Please join the family in celebrating Dick’s life and honoring his memory at his Memorial Service at 10:30 a.m. Monday, August 28, 2023, at United Methodist Church in Hawarden, Iowa with Pastor Samuel Ansong officiating. The burial of the cremated remains will be in Grace Hill Cemetery. A luncheon will held at the Hawarden Community Center following the committal service. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday, August 27th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. at the church. The Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden is assisting the family. Condolences may be sent to www.porterfuneralhomes.com.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Dick can be made to the Alcester Senior Center at 104 E. 2nd Street Alcester, South Dakota 57001 or the Heartland Humane Society at 3400 East Highway 50 Yankton, South Dakota 57078.
Dick Guy Dimmick was born on September 18th, 1935, to Barbara Bergman and Luverne Lundberg in Sioux City. He was adopted and raised by Esther (Harkness) and Guy Dimmick from Hawarden. Dick married Barbara Rausch in 1954 and they had three children. In 1962, Dick married Bonnie Miller and they had three children. He was a beloved husband, father, brother, and friend to many.
Dick was a man with a passion for all things with motors. He lived life in the fast lane, having driven race cars, trucks, motorcycles, and all-terrain side by sides. He had an adventurous spirit and loved to travel. In his free time, Dick enjoyed playing pool and recently discovered a love for the game of pickleball. He was always active, embracing life to the fullest. He could hardly say no to rescuing every animal he came across and taking care of all the wild animals in his yard. He worked in construction and truck driving and only recently hung up the keys to his backhoe at Runge Construction. Dick was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church in Hawarden.
Dick is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Bonnie (Miller) Dimmick, and his children, Lance Rausch and his wife Lynn, DeLinda Allison, Brenda Jurrens and her husband Dan, Donna Kelley and her husband Bob, and Penny Paparteys and her husband Bill. He is also survived by his brothers, Jack Howell, Buster Tippery, Richard and Roger Lundberg, and his sisters, Donna Jurgensen, Carla Lundberg, Katie Edson and Donna Howell. He has 18 grandchildren: Jeremy, Jesse, and Rose Dimmick, Joshia, Benjamin, and Krista Rausch, Tess Kula, David and Jason Mills, Natosha Schurch, Chris Scarbro, Emily Rodriguez, Kody and Karlton Waterman, Kayla Schurch, Kyle, Danielle, and Skyeler Paparteys and numerous great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Dennis Dimmick; and his brothers, Jim Howell and Mike Lundberg.
The memory of Dick Guy Dimmick will forever be cherished by his family and friends. His adventurous spirit, love for motorsports, and zest for life will continue to inspire all who knew him.