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Robert “Bob” Dickneite U.S. Veteran

November 12, 1931 - March 16, 2013

Robert "Bob" Dickneite, age 81, of St. Anthony, passed away from complications of Parkinson's Disease on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at his home. He was born in St. Anthony on November 12, 1931, son of the late Adolph and Cecilia (Otto) Dickneite. On October 13, 1956, in St. Elizabeth, Bob married Delphine Bax, who survives at the home. Bob served as a Sergeant in the United States Army during the Korean War from July 18, 1952, until his honorable discharge on April 17, 1954. Bob entertained his fellow Army servicemen by playing the fiddle while serving overseas. When Bob returned home from the service he worked as a carpenter with his father. He later bought land in St. Anthony and farmed in the rural area with his family. Bob played the fiddle with various bands, including the C & O Boys, which he was a member of for over 25 years. He was a member of the Iberia VFW Post 6167, the National Farming Organization, and St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. He is also survived by six children, Kenneth Dickneite and wife Donna of St. Anthony, Carolyn Kempker and husband Tom of Mary's Home, Brenda Bax and husband Jim of St. Louis, Sheila Blomberg and husband Brian of Wardsville, Janet Carpenter and husband Kevin of Washington, and Ryan Dickneite and wife Tonya of Bellevue, Neb.; 17 grandchildren, Dana Scheppers, Erica Brown, Jessica Bennett, Taylor Dickneite, Scott Kempker, Craig Kempker, Chris Massman, Cody Kempker, Abbey Kempker, Erin Bax, Nick Bax, Blake Bax, Danielle Blomberg, Dustin Blomberg, Brad Carpenter, Paige Carpenter, and Josh Hamilton; and 10 great-grandchildren, Sydney Scheppers, Emma Scheppers, Madison Brown, Macaily Brown, Bentley Pritchett, Rylee Kempker, Alyssa Kempker, Chase Kempker, AJ Kempker, and Aubrey Kempker. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Cathy Schulte; one granddaughter, Kayla Blomberg; and one sister, Mary Ann Voss. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 18, at the St. Anthony Parish Hall. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 19, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in St. Anthony. Fr. Ben Nwosu will officiate. Interment with military honors under the direction of the Iberia VFW Post 6167 and American Legion Post 105 will be in St. Anthony Cemetery. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Compassus. Arrangements are under the direction of Fancher-Rekus Funeral Home in Iberia. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.fancher-rekusfuneralhomes.com.

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