He was born Sept. 21, 1948, in Wabash County, the son of Max E. and Martha (Zellers) Dickerhoff. His formative years were spent in Silver Lake. He graduated from Manchester High School and attended Vincennes University. In 1975 Dave joined his father in the operations of Dickerhoff Electric. Dave retired December 31, 2014.
On April 2, 1977, he was united in marriage to Kathlyn S. Springer. They moved to their present home shortly after marriage. He was a member of The Chapel and a lifetime member of National Rifle Association.
Surviving relatives include his wife: Kathy; two sons: Jeremy Dickerhoff, Tunker; and Kyle Dickerhoff, Fort Wayne; and granddaughter: Hailey N Hinen, Columbia City; and a sister: Ann Hudson, Silver Lake. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter: Jennifer Marie Dickerhoff.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at The Chapel, Fort Wayne with visitation after 1 p.m. Friday. Visitation will also be 3-7 p.m. Thursday at The Chapel. Preferred memorials are to The Chapel, Heritage Mission or Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.
Arrangements are entrusted to Smith and Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City.