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Richard F. “Dick” Imdieke, age 78 of Meire Grove, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at his home at Tree of Life Assisted Living in New Munich, Minnesota.
A memorial celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 3 at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Inurnment will be at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Meire Grove.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, March 3 at the funeral home in Melrose.
Richard Frank (Dick) Imdieke was born May 12, 1943 in Meire Grove, Minnesota to John and Fredericka (Macke) Imdieke. Dick was a farmer on his family’s legacy acreage. The outdoors was Dick’s favorite place where he enjoyed Minnesota’s four seasons while working, chopping wood and gardening. He liked to bake fruit pies. Dick also was a proud Godfather.
Dick moved to Tree of Life Assisted Living home in 2019. He took special pride in the garden he tended there and the fresh vegetables it produced for meals. He enjoyed social time with his friends, artistic crafts and assembling wood models.
Survivors include his sisters and brothers, Irene Mergen of Waite Park, Fred (Margaret) Imdieke of Melrose, Sister Alice Imdieke, O.S.B. of St. Joseph, Doris Ethen of St. Cloud, and Aloysius (Sandra) Imdieke of Meire Grove; sister-in-law, Margaret Breitbach of Elrosa; and 30 nieces and nephews including godchildren Mary Schmitz and Rick Mergen.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Agnes Imdieke, Mildred Gans, Celine Caspers; brother, John Imdieke; brothers-in-law, Roger Gans, Alcuin Caspers, George Mergen, Ronald Schwinghammer, Al Ethen; and nephew, Paul Mergen.
Special thank you to the Tree of Life staff, residents, and volunteers who made a wonderful home for Dick.